VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
30-3-0
20-1-0

The tape

36
Age
30
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 3MD 12TKO 6KO 4TKO 5
Form
TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
30
Wins
20
20
By KO
15
67
KO%
75
3
Losses
1
3
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2014
185
Pro rounds
80

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
-
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WBA
1
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WBC
10
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WBO
11
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IBF
14

Dillian Whyte vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview


When is Whyte vs Bakole?

Dillian Whyte could take on Martin Bakole Ilunga in Summer 2024 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 30 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

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 knockout.

The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Whyte, with a 75% knockout percentage compared to Whyte's 67%.

Dillian Whyte is the older man by 6 years, at 36 years old.

Whyte has a height advantage of 1 inch over Bakole.

Both Dillian Whyte and 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 105 more professional rounds, totaling 185 compared to Bakole's 80.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO, and 14 by the IBF in the Heavyweight division.

Whyte vs Bakole form

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

In his last fight, he defeated Christian Hammer on March 17, 2024, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, Ireland.

Prior to that, he had defeated Jermaine Franklin on November 26, 2022, by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Tyson Fury on April 23, 2022, by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

Before that, he had beaten Alexander Povetkin on March 27, 2021, by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.

He had lost to Alexander Povetkin on August 22, 2020, by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, 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 October 28, 2023, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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

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

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

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

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Martin Bakole Ilunga has been fighting more than Dillian Whyte.

Dillian Whyte last fought 4 months and 9 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 8 months and 28 days ago.

Whyte's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 4 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 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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