Two of the heavyweight boxing world’s biggest names almost exchanged blows in Poland on Saturday night. Dillian Whyte and Martin Bakole, present at the WBC bridgerweight title event, had a heated exchange backstage that almost turned into a shouting match.
Bakole had boxed on the undercard that evening, and the footage shows him confronting Whyte, who is a veteran in the sport. Other members of both parties intervened and tried to keep the athletes separated. However, the tension escalated as Bakole told Whyte that he was ready to box him and hurled expletives at him.
Whyte challenged Bakole to come upstairs and box him. The situation eventually cooled off, and Whyte left, calling Bakole a derogatory term. Bakole responded by challenging Whyte to a boxing bout, saying he would knock him out.
While this potential bout would be interesting, Whyte’s focus is on securing a rematch with Anthony Joshua. Promoter Eddie Hearn has stated that the Joshua versus Whyte card is likely to take place this summer, in a stadium, on either July 29 or August 6.
The incident between Whyte and Bakole has made headlines in the boxing world, and fans are now speculating about the possibility of a future match between the two. It remains to be seen whether this will happen, but it is clear that the heated exchange has added to the excitement surrounding the sport.
This is of course if Saudi Arabia’s mega Heavyweight Tournament falls apart. Heavyweight Tournament would see Usyk against Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.