Sergey Kuzmin (15-1) vs. Martin Bakole (15-1) - November 21st 2020

Kuzmin vs. Bakole Winner and How?

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Jun 4, 2013
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:lol: crazy fight for Kuzmin and Bakole. Similar record and both lost to Hunter :lol:.

I think Bakole by KO here btw.
 
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I don't know much about Kuzmin. (OK, I don't know ANYTHING about Kuzmin.)

Bakole is a monster. Also great head slips and ability to stay in the pocket & trade. - but he only has average speed.
Does Kuzmin have good speed & defense?
 
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:lol: crazy fight for Kuzmin and Bakole. Similar record and both lost to Hunter :lol:.

I'm not sure why you think that's funny. Hunter has really blossomed at HW.
He was also a fine CW, but always weight-drained. He arguably gave Usyk his toughest fight, other than Breidas.
 
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I'm not sure why you think that's funny. Hunter has really blossomed at HW.
He was also a fine CW, but always weight-drained. He arguably gave Usyk his toughest fight, other than Breidas.
It's spelled out twice. Both exactly 15-1 and both lost to the same fighter. Crazy coincidence.
 
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Good fight. Bakole should be better up close, and Kuzmin at distance. My instinct is Bakole by late(ish) stoppage. I'd like to rewatch some of their fights though before sticking to that.
 
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FWIW, Wach supposedly told the Polish press that Bakole hit him harder than any other fighter he ever faced. - And that includes Povetkin and Wlad.

I recently watched some of his other fights again, to remember why I think Bakole is one of the top HW prospects right now. (Besides his power & head movement.)
While his foot speed is average, he has a VERY fast & crisp jab. He also likes to use a lead hook, and like Wlad can disguise it as a jab when he first starts it.
He also fights a lot like a HW version of prime Golovkin - relentlessly stalking, staying in the pocket, not taking his eyes off the prize, and even throwing punches from lots of odd angles.

This guy is da' goods, though a very mobile fighter with a long reach might give him trouble. - Or maybe a pure athlete like Usyk.

I still know fukall about Kuzmin. :hat