Martin Bakole Ilunga vs Sergey Kuzmin - August 22 2020 Predictions and picks

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by destruction, Jul 30, 2020.


Who wins

This poll will close on Aug 20, 2020 at 12:30 AM.
  1. Kuzmin KO

  2. Kuzmin UD

  3. Bakole KO

  4. Bakole UD

  5. Draw

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  1. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    This has been announced as the chief support for the Whyte Povetkin PPV fight.

    This for me is the best fight of that card, and the one that will be the most entertaining.

    Both are fighters that come forward and dont back down, so they are likely to gel well together.

    Who wins this, why and how?
     
  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Superb fight.

    Good luck to Bakole and Billy on this one, hopefully this will be the coming out party they've been chasing for a long time. We've heard how good he is in the gym, now's the time to shine.
     
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  3. Patter983

    Patter983 Active Member Full Member

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    I think be a close fight slightly leaning towards Bakole
     
  4. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict blocked Full Member

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    The battle of Hunters leftovers!

    Honestley I would like to see Bakole come good and show this promise we hear about. It's last chance saloon for him.
     
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  5. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Representative of the #SocialistElite Full Member

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    Good fight. Kuzmin isn't great, but he's alright. I think Bakole is going to out box him relatively comfortably. Kuzmin's defence isn't very good and Bakole puts him punches together very well, which will win him the rounds.
     
  6. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

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    That includes Povetkin who Hunter has already dealt with imo.


    Anyway, excited about this one. Kuzmin could cause Bakole a few headaches stylistically if he can get around Bakole’s jab. Bakole’s feet aren’t the fastest but I believe he’ll eventually time a sweet right hand and get a stoppage here.
     
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  7. LongJohn

    LongJohn Member Full Member

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    Bakole lights up Kuzmin like Christmas tree. No head movement from the Russian and a leaky guard. A big right hand finishes things around Rd 8-9
     
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  8. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    i think it could be cagey early on but i agree thats how i see fight in the most part.
     
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  9. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Bakole has the talent to beat Kuzmin fairly comfortably. The question mark is Bakole's stamina. I thought he gassed against Hunter and ran out of ideas. Kuzmin is a very tough and durable type and I expect him to be right in front of Martin all the way through this fight. If Bakole gets tired or disheartened he's in trouble.
    I'm picking Bakole on points but with slight reservations.
     
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  10. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    If Kuzmin comes in the same 260lb he was vs Hunter then he will get knocked out. That excess weight might have made some sense vs 220lb Hunter but it will be a hindrance vs Bakole who although being ponderous and easy to hit carries enough power to open up Kuzmin.
     
  11. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I am hoping for the Bakole knock-out. Kuzmin is just another fat guy who is content to go in and do the heavyweight waltz. Bakole and his fans have some energy behind them, and apparently he offers something because the much-vaunted Hrgovic sure didn't want any of those hands.
     
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  12. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I like Bakole and I like Billy Nelson, so I really hope Bakole does it in style and I believe he will.

    Bakole via stoppage.
     
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  13. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Bakole definitely can stop Kuzmin but i do worry if it goes to the cards
    Kuzmin seems to follow Sasha around and might get a favor here
     
  14. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Kuzmin close, maybe controversial decision.
     
  15. pico11

    pico11 New Member Full Member

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    This fight would not happen.