A former opponent of Martin Bakole has called him out once more and declared the Scotland-based Congolese heavyweight ‘fat and lazy.’
Bakole has struggled to get top-level match-ups despite being a big hitter and a solid contender.
Rumours – fuelled by him – circulated recently that he managed to stop Oleksandr Usyk with a body shot during training, and his most recent outing saw him stop tough Frenchman Carlos Takam in the fourth round on the undercard of the Tyson Fury versus Francis Ngannou event at the end of October.
In the past he has beaten the likes of Tony Yoka, Kevin Johnson, and Sergey Kuzmin, though back in 2018 he took a surprise loss to a much smaller man who was coming up in weight.
That man was American Michael Hunter, who has a mixed record that includes split draws over Jerry Forrest and Alexander Povetkin, and a win over Aleksandr Ustinov, though he has fought only once in almost two years and that was a knockout win in September against Miguel Cubos.
Speaking to Seconds Out, 35-year-old Hunter says a rematch with Bakole is always on the table.
“The more fights he does, the more fights I do, it’s always something to talk about. I always said when I fought him I wouldn’t get credit until down the line and that is now manifesting, it’s like money in the bank.”
It was then put to Hunter that the pair could fight again and he didn’t shy away from the idea.
“I’m willing to step in the ring with him whenever. I always feel like I’m the best regardless. It’s all easy for me. He’s fat, he’s lazy, you know what I’m saying. He’s too big.”