- Aug 26, 2017
should step him up, he can go further. would be a dangerous opponent for most at that weight
It was the best card I've seen in a long time. And I didn't even catch the main event!Great afternoon of fights. Very satisfying the entire card. Fight before Wach's has to be a contender for FoTY, though. Dude in black was getting the shit beat out of him and turned the entire fight around with one punch.
By the way, Bakole is a good addition to HW. That was a good fight to watch. I was expecting a snoozer with two fatbodies. He came prepared for sure. Szpilka/Ilunga is a no-brainer to me, honestly.
I would check about the dumping bitYeah, Hunter was seen as something of a soft touch, a name who'd fought for a world title. As soon as Bakole lost, he was dumped by promoter Barry McGuigan even though he was described by McGuigan as the 'most naturally gifted heavyweight' fighting now...
Considering the circumstances, credit to Bakole's team for managing to secure him a fight of this size so soon. He could have quickly faded into obscurity without ever getting another chance.