Wach vs Bakole Info
Martin Bakole Ilunga beat Mariusz Wach by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 6th April 2019 at Spodek in Katowice.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Wach vs Bakole stats
Mariusz Wach stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 4 loses and draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Martin Bakole Ilunga made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bakole had a large advantage in power over Wach, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Wach's 52%.
Mariusz Wach was the older man by 13 years, at 40 years old.
Wach had a height advantage of 5 inches over Bakole.
Both Mariusz Wach & Martin Bakole Ilunga fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wach was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 8 years and 10 months earlier than Bakole, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 209 more professional rounds, 259 to Bakole's 50.
Wach vs Bakole form
Mariusz Wach had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Artur Szpilka on 10th November 2018 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, Poland.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jarrell Miller on 11th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Nassau Coliseum, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Erkan Teper on 18th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
Before that, he had beat Marcelo Luiz Nascimento on 14th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hala Azoty, Kedzierzyn Kozle, Poland.
He had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 4th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Tatneft Arena, Kazan, Russia.
Bakole had won 3 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Ali Baghouz on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Highland Centre, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Kamil Sokolowski on 7th October 2017 by points in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dominic Akinlade on 29th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Lancashire.
Wach's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Bakole's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What time did Wach vs Bakole start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm UTC at Spodek, Katowice, Poland, which was 6:00 pm EST or 3:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 pm BST in the UK.