VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
43-4-1
20-1-0

The tape

38
Age
31
6' 7" / 201 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
-
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 5UD 12KO 1KO 11TKO 7
Form
TKO 4TKO 3MD 10KO 1UD 10
43
Wins
20
42
By KO
15
98
KO%
75
4
Losses
1
3
Stopped
1
1
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2014
179
Pro rounds
80

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
-
-
WBA
1
14
WBC
6
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WBO
11
-
IBF
14

Deontay Wilder vs Martin Bakole Ilunga preview


When is Wilder vs Bakole?

Deontay Wilder could square off against Martin Bakole Ilunga in late 2024 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, 4 losses, and 1 draw, 42 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 Wilder would have a large advantage in power over Bakole, boasting a 98% knockout percentage compared to Bakole's 75%.

Deontay Wilder is the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.

Wilder has a height advantage of 4 inches over Bakole.

Both Deontay Wilder and Martin Bakole Ilunga fight out of an orthodox stance.

Wilder is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 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 99 more professional rounds, totaling 179 compared to Bakole's 80.

Deontay Wilder goes into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC at heavyweight.

Martin Bakole Ilunga is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO, and 14 by the IBF in the Heavyweight division.

Wilder vs Bakole form

Deontay Wilder has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Zhilei Zhang on June 1, 2024, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on December 23, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Helenius on October 15, 2022, by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Tyson Fury on October 9, 2021, by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.

He had been beaten by Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight and The Ring 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 beat Carlos Takam on October 28, 2023, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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

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

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

He had defeated 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 Deontay Wilder.

Deontay Wilder last fought 5 months and 4 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, 8 months and 14 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 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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