‘Most avoided heavyweight on the planet’ will be a nightmare for Anthony…..

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‘Most avoided heavyweight on the planet’ will be a nightmare for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

As promoter of Boxxer, Ben Shalom looks after some of boxing’s most exciting fighters. Here, in his second exclusive column for talkSPORT.com, he talks about one in particular…

Martin Bakole is the most avoided man in the glamour division and can beat every heavyweight on the planet on his day.

Bakole showed just how good he is against Carlos Takam in September.

He came in extremely overweight, having picked up an injury that had made it difficult for him to train, yet he still managed to blast the Frenchman out in four rounds.

Seven months earlier, we had witnessed Takam roll back the years by destroying Tony Yoka in Paris.

This was supposed to be a tough night on paper, but Bakole made it look easy.


The Congolese puncher is an incredibly dangerous fight for anyone at his weight.

He has all of the physical attributes needed to reach the top of the sport.

His stamina is excellent, he’s extremely strong and on top of all of that, he is a very good boxer.

It’s only a matter of time before he will be dining at the top table with the likes of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

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Without a doubt, he causes all of them real problems. They all know what a hard night’s work he will be.

If you asked them what they thought of him, they would agree that he has everything.

He’s not someone who is going to be easily outclassed by Usyk, he’s not someone that Fury can lean on and dictate with his size and he’s not someone that Joshua can blow away.


He matches anyone for boxing ability. I’m not going to sit here and tell you how he beats every one of them individually, that’s for his team to work out.

But what I will say is that none of them will want to fight Bakole.

He is probably at the top of their lists for nights they don’t want to have which is the biggest compliment you can pay to a fighter.

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Beyond that Manuel Charr is fighting Kubrat Pulev for the ‘Regular’ belt so there are opportunities in the WBA.

I know Bakole is eyeing up the 50th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle in Congo this year.

He is undoubtedly the biggest Congolese fighter on the planet so there are some personal goals for him to achieve as well.

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