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When is Whyte vs Bakole?
Dillian Whyte could take on Martin Bakole Ilunga in Early 2024 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 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Bakole would have a slight advantage in power over Whyte, with a 75% 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 11 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 102 more professional rounds, 182 to Bakole's 80.
Dillian Whyte goes into the fight ranked number 15 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC and 11 by the IBF 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 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.
In terms of recent activity, Martin Bakole Ilunga has been fighting more than Dillian Whyte.
Dillian Whyte last fought 1 year, 2 months and 2 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 3 months ago.
Whyte's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 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, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 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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