Martin Bakole to make US debut in a WBA final eliminator on May 31st

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Scotty Cork, Apr 2, 2024.

  1. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Who the **** is Chaney?

    This is a fight no one wants to see ffs.
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  2. Kratos

    Kratos Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Boxing is so barren, especially heavyweight boxing, there aren't a lot of top quality fighters out there.
  3. SimonLock

    SimonLock Member Full Member

    Nov 15, 2018
    According to Boxrec this is a #20 vs #25 fight. On the face of it it’s not a bad match, and should push Bakole into the top 15 if he wins.
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  4. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    WBA and their ratings are like that friend you hang out with that you want to do well but he keeps doing and saying embarrassing things.
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  5. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Uninspiring match up. Bakole's career has really failed to get going despite beating Yoka. But I guess this is better than not fighting and puts him in a position for a shot which is probably the only way he gets a shot.
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  6. ellerbe

    ellerbe It’s a Tank world Full Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Who wants to fight Bakole?
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  7. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Bakole has called out everyone. He's a huge unit, extremely heavy handed, has good skills, a good jab (a heavy jab), punch selection, brutal body shots, a solid chin and once he starts unloading with those vicious combinations of his he's a nightmare to deal with. They don't want that Bakole smoke.
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  8. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Agreed. Eliminator is the operative word.

    Fury's delay(ing) has translated into a delay for everyone else down the line. This is a fight he should win convincingly which positions him better to actually make a bigger fight late in the year. He should take it.

    The belt unification should have taken place long before this May and opened things up. But it is what it is.

    Good on Chaney for not ducking this longshot too.
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  9. Kev2k83

    Kev2k83 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2023
    Shame for backole.

    Since he beat down yoka they haven't seemed to be able to get him a decent opponent.

    I bet Parker would fight him or what about Joyce?
  10. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Hrgovic tried to fight him a number of times in recent years. But Bakole for some reason seemed reluctant to make it and when they did finally agree terms, Bakole pulled out with an injury.

    Bakole's career has been frustrating. He lost to Hunter which was a set back but then strung together some wins including an OK win over Kuzmin. Then he beat Yoka which was easily the biggest win of his career and gave him a lot of attention and what did he do? He didn't fight for 11 months and by the time he returned Yoka had lost to Takam so his win suddenly lost much of his prestige.

    I don't think he's a fighter that's really been ducked because people fear him, he's beatable as Hunter showed and even in the Yoka win he showed his gas tank is limited by fading. He's not marketable, when he's been given chances to shine he's both times failed to profit from it by losing or taking an extended break. His career has no real momentum behind it and he is in part to blame.

    Joyce was a heavyweight nobody cared about, signing with David Haye of all people. But he made the best of his chances and after he got over his awkwardness with the media learned to market himself better and took every opportunity that came his way, which can't be said of Bakole as the numerous failed attempts to make the Hrgovic fight prove. Same with Zhang even with his Olympic medal his career was going nowhere, then he took the Hrgovic fight unlike Bakole and even in losing made a name for himself and then took the Joyce fights and now is looking to fight Wilder.

    Same with Kabayel, fought in obscurity for years, even after he beat Chisora, who cared right, then got an opportunity against Makhmudov and made the best of it and instead of sitting out for a year is now set to fight Sanchez in a WBC eliminator. Strange how some unmarketable fighters end up getting opportunities even when undefeated but others struggle so much, it's not a coincidence, sometimes you have to take risks and when you do well, jump right back in and make the most of the momentum you have instead of squander it.
  11. Scotty Cork

    Scotty Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 12, 2023
    Michael Hunter
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  12. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    People forget so easily, my friend, so easily. Except Martin of course. Having said that, I think Bakole is good.