Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
27-3-0
20-1-0

Final Eliminator For

WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
30
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 5KO 7UD 12SD 12UD 12
Form
TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
27
Wins
20
24
By KO
15
89
KO%
75
3
Losses
1
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2014
160
Pro rounds
80

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

2
The Ring
-
2
WBA
1
1
WBC
11
1
WBO
14
3
IBF
12

Anthony Joshua vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview


When is Joshua vs Bakole?

Anthony Joshua could fight Martin Bakole Ilunga in Summer 2024 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

The contest would be a final eliminator for the WBA heavyweight championship of the world.

Joshua vs Bakole stats

Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Martin Bakole Ilunga would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Joshua would have advantage in power over Bakole, with a 89% knock out percentage over Bakole's 75%.

Anthony Joshua is the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Joshua has a height advantage of 3 inches over Bakole.

Both Anthony Joshua & Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 months earlier than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 80 more professional rounds, 160 to Bakole's 80.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at heavyweight.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 14 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Bakole form

Joshua has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Otto Wallin on 23rd December 2023 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Robert Helenius on 12th August 2023 by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had beat Jermaine Franklin on 1st April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Bakole has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Carlos Takam on 28th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had won against Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.

Before that, he had defeated Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

He had won against Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.

Anthony Joshua last fought 6 months and 20 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 8 months and 15 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

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