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Dillian Whyte vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview
When is Whyte vs Bakole?
Dillian Whyte could take on Martin Bakole Ilunga in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Whyte vs Bakole stats
Dillian Whyte would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Martin Bakole Ilunga would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Whyte, with a 74% knock out percentage over Whyte's 66%.
Dillian Whyte is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Whyte has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bakole.
Both Dillian Whyte & Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.
Whyte is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 106 more professional rounds, 182 to Bakole's 76.
Dillian Whyte goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC, 8 by the IBF and 6 by the RING at heavyweight.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA and 7 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Whyte vs Bakole form
Whyte has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Jermaine Franklin on 26th November 2022 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tyson Fury on 23rd April 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Povetkin on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
Before that, he had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
He had beat Mariusz Wach on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Bakole has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.
Previous to that, he had won against Tony Yoka on 14th May 2022 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Accord Hotels Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had beat Haruna Osumanu on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Sport Society, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Sergey Kuzmin on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had won against Rodney Hernandez on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
In terms of recent activity, Dillian Whyte has been fighting more than Martin Bakole Ilunga.
Dillian Whyte last fought 6 months and 14 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 1 month and 18 days ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
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