Martin Bakole Next Fight: WBA Final Eliminator On May 31 In The USA

Heavyweight Martin Bakole’s Next Fight Is Set For May 31 In The USA

Scottish-based Heavyweight Martin Bakole (20-1, 15 KOs) is one win away from a world title shot.

The 30-year-old has recorded nine straight victories since his only career blemish against Michael Hunter at York Hall in 2018.

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Bakole went to Poland, in the fight after his sole loss, to beat local favourite Maurisz Wach and has also handed Tony Yoka and Sergey Kuzmin defeats before eventually signing to BOXXER in 2023.

The Saudis rang up to have Bakole on the Tyson Fury-Francis Ngannou undercard where Bakole, who came in at a career-heaviest 299.5lbs, delivered a statement becoming the quickest person to stop veteran Carlos Takam in just four rounds.

Martin Bakole Next Fight Details

The Billy Nelson-trained fighter will now face Cassius Chaney (23-1, 16 KOs) in a final eliminator for the WBA Heavyweight title.

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Bakole-Chaney will take place on Friday, May 31 in Florida, USA – Nelson told iFL TV. The fight is expected to land on a Don King Promotions show, NoSmokeSport understands, with Adrien Broner-Blair Cobbs in the main event.

Chaney stopped Trevor Bryan in seven rounds last November but lost a split decision to George Arias in 2021.

By Darshan Desai