Dillian Whyte found himself embroiled in some fresh heavyweight beef this weekend, this time with Congolese contender Martin Bakole.
Bakole was over in Poland for his fight against Ihor Shevadutski, with Whyte having travelled over in support of Alen Babic who was fighting on the same card.
And footage showed that things did not exactly go swimmingly when the pair crossed paths on fight night at the G2A Arena in Rzeszow.
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In the aftermath of the incident, Bakole’s outspoken trainer and manager and Billy Nelson has called for Whyte, to face his man in the ring to settle the score.
Away from the verbals, Bakole impressed against Shevadutski, dominating him from the bell before securing a round three stoppage against the previously undefeated Ukrainian.
It was not as fruitful a night for Whyte and his entourage, however, with Babic suffering a first round knockout loss to Lukasz Rozanski for the WBC Bridgerweight world title.
It remains uncertain as of yet how realistic a fight between Bakole and Whyte is, with the latter still heavily linked to a much more lucrative clash with Anthony Joshua for the summer.
Boxxer’s Ben Shalom has called for the WBC order an eliminator between Bakole and Deontay Wilder, who was recently inexplicably moved above the Scotland based heavyweight in the WBA rankings, despite having not fought since October.
Often bracketed as being part of the “who needs him?” club, Bakole signed with Sky Sports and Boxxer earlier this year after landing a career best win over French Olympic gold medalist Tony Yoka in Paris last May.