VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
43-3-1
20-1-0

The tape

38
Age
30
6' 7" / 201 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12KO 1KO 11TKO 7KO 7
Form
TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
43
Wins
20
42
By KO
15
98
KO%
75
3
Losses
1
2
Stopped
1
1
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2014
174
Pro rounds
80

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

9
The Ring
-
9
WBA
1
7
WBC
10
13
WBO
12
-
IBF
12

Deontay Wilder vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview


When is Wilder vs Bakole?

Deontay Wilder could square off against Martin Bakole Ilunga in Late 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, 3 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 26 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 94 more professional rounds, 174 to Bakole's 80.

Deontay Wilder goes into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 9 by the RING at heavyweight.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 12 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Wilder vs Bakole form

Deontay Wilder has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Joseph Parker on 23rd December 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had beat Luis Ortiz on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Martin Bakole Ilunga has been fighting more than Deontay Wilder.

Deontay Wilder last fought 10 months and 13 days ago, while Martin Bakole Ilunga's last outing was 1 year and 8 days ago.

Wilder's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Bakole's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Wilder vs Bakole?

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