Martin Bakole made a statement tonight when he stopped the unbeaten Ihor Shevadzutskyi in the second round of their BOXXER clash in Poland. Shevadzutskyi, who is nicknamed ‘The Ukrainian Hulk’, had never been stopped before and was expected to give Bakole a tough test. However, Bakole dominated the fight from the start and landed a series of powerful punches that forced the referee to intervene.
After his impressive victory, Bakole called out some of the biggest names in the heavyweight division, including Dillian Whyte, Daniel Dubois, Oleksandr Usyk and Deontay Wilder. He said he was confident he could beat any of them and prove himself as one of the best heavyweights in the world.
Bakole’s promoter, Ben Shalom of BOXXER, said he was working hard to secure a big fight for his fighter and that he believed Bakole deserved a shot at one of the top contenders or champions. He said he was interested in matching Bakole with Wilder, who is ranked number one by the WBA and has been out of action since losing his rematch with Tyson Fury in February 2020.
Bakole has shown that he has the skills, power and charisma to be a force in the heavyweight division. He has overcome adversity in his career, such as his only loss to Michael Hunter in 2018, which he later avenged by knocking him out in 2020. He has also dealt with personal challenges, such as moving to a new country and culture and losing his father in 2019.
Bakole is determined to fulfill his potential and become a world champion like his brother. He is also motivated by his family and his people in Congo, who he wants to inspire and make proud. He is ready for any challenge and any opponent that comes his way. He is Martin Bakole, ‘The Next King of Scotland’.
Bakole said: “I want Dillian Whyte, Daniel Dubois, Oleksandr Usyk. Why not? I call people out because I know I can stop them! I made a big statement tonight. I was the first guy to stop [Hulk]. This guy has never been stopped before, I was the first to stop him.”