Martin Bakole hopes to be steered in the direction of a world heavyweight title shot after signing a brand new multi-fight cope with BOXXER.
Ranked as the highest contender by the WBA, the 29-year-old heavyweight, who resides in Scotland, will battle solely for BOXXER on Sky Sports activities.
His subsequent battle will probably be introduced in the end, however Bakole, who is called ‘The Highlands King’, believes he’s destined for big success.
“I am completely thrilled to affix BOXXER and carry out on the most important platform in Sky Sports activities,” he advised BOXXER.com.
“I’ll construct on my final efficiency in Paris in opposition to Tony Yoka and shortly turn into the brand new world heavyweight champion.”
BOXXER chief govt and founder Ben Shalom added: “It is a big heavyweight signing. Martin is on the prime of the WBA rankings and he’s destined to ship nice issues.
“We’re delighted so as to add him to our world-class roster. He loves his life in Scotland and is coaching laborious alongside Billy Nelson, whom we’re very grateful for all his help.
“Martin comfortably defeated Olympic champion Tony Yoka away from dwelling in his final outing. He’s arguably probably the most averted fighter in the whole division.
“They will all run however they can not conceal for too lengthy, particularly now he has the backing of BOXXER and Sky.”
Bakole stands at a menacing 6ft 6in and hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He’s the youthful brother of the reigning WBC world cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.
His document is as spectacular as his stature, having gained 18 skilled fights, together with his final in Could 2022 when he celebrated a majority choice victory over Frenchman Yoka within the Rio 2016 Olympic champion’s homeland in Paris.
Bakole’s solely defeat was in 2018 to American heavyweight Michael Hunter. However he has responded with seven successive wins since – 5 of which have been knockouts, together with triumphs in opposition to Kevin Johnson and Mariusz Wach.
Bakole, who’s now primarily based in Airdrie, will uncover information of his subsequent opponent very quickly.
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