Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Wilder vs Bakole?
Deontay Wilder could square off against Martin Bakole Ilunga in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Wilder vs Bakole stats
Deontay Wilder would step into the ring with a record of 43 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 42 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 Wilder would have a large advantage in power over Bakole, boosting at 98% knock out percentage over Bakole's 75%.
Deontay Wilder is the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Wilder has a height advantage of 4 inches over Bakole.
Both Deontay Wilder & Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.
Wilder is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 4 months earlier than Bakole, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 82 more professional rounds, 162 to Bakole's 80.
Deontay Wilder goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 3 by the RING 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.
Wilder vs Bakole form
Deontay Wilder has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Robert Helenius on 15th October 2022 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tyson Fury on 9th October 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Tyson Fury on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Luis Ortiz on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Dominic Breazeale on 18th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Bakole has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Carlos Takam on 28th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ihor Shevadzutskyi on 22nd April 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Rzeszow, Poland.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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 beat 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 Deontay Wilder.
Deontay Wilder last fought 1 year, 6 months and 24 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 6 months and 11 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 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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