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Martin Bakole Eyes WBA Final Eliminator: Negotiations Underway

Ben Shalom, the promoter behind top heavyweight contender Martin Bakole, has revealed ongoing negotiations aimed at securing a WBA final eliminator.

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Airdrie, Scotland, UK (February 27, 2024) - Ben Shalom, the promoter behind top heavyweight contender Martin Bakole, has revealed ongoing negotiations aimed at securing a WBA final eliminator for his fighter. Bakole, boasting an impressive record of 20 wins and 1 loss with 15 knockouts, is eager to cement his position in the heavyweight division's upper echelons.

2022: Martin Bakole shocked France when he defeated Tony Yoka in Paris.

Bakole's Recent Successes

Bakole's momentum surged after his emphatic victory over Carlos Takam in Saudi Arabia last October. With only one loss on his record, against Michael Hunter in 2018, Bakole has amassed an impressive string of nine wins since then, showcasing his consistent dominance in the ring.

WBA Orders Martin Bakole vs. Cassius Chaney

The WBA has issued a directive for Bakole to face off against Cassius Chaney, a formidable opponent with a record of 23 wins and 1 loss, including 16 knockouts. Chaney's recent triumph over Trevor Bryan in seven rounds underscores his potential as a challenging adversary.

Cassius Chaney let his frustration show in crushing Trevor Bryan last year.

Bakole's Rising Rankings

Currently ranked No. 1 by the WBA, Bakole finds himself in esteemed company, with Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker, Daniel Dubois, and Frank Sanchez rounding out the top five. While Oleksandr Usyk holds the unified title, contenders like Bakole are vying for their shot via the WBA.

Negotiations and Challenges

Shalom acknowledged the complexities of negotiating high-stakes match-ups in the boxing world. Despite facing challenges, including the elusive nature of potential opponents wary of Bakole's skill, Shalom remains optimistic about reaching an agreement soon with Chaney's representatives at Don King Productions.

Bakole's Patience and Persistence

Bakole's journey to the top has been marked by patience and unwavering determination. As he inches closer to securing a final eliminator bout, Bakole's resilience and dedication to his craft are evident as he keeps working in the gym, sharpening his skills. With each passing challenge, Bakole's resolve only grows stronger and Chaney will be no walk in the park.

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2024-02-26 19:24
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2024-03-01 15:48