August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018
Martin Bakole

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CYCLONE Promotions are delighted to announce that exciting contender Martin Bakole (11-0-0) will face former world title challenger Michael Hunter (14-1-0) as part of a huge night of action at York Hall on October 13th. The mouth-watering heavyweight showdown will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 5.

Having notched up back-to-back first round stoppage wins under the Cyclone banner, the Airdrie-based Bakole now has the chance to prove himself against former Olympian Michael Hunter. The super-slick Hunter pushed pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk the full distance during their competitive cruiserweight world title showdown last year, and has remained undefeated since moving up to fight at heavyweight following the sole loss of his pro career.

Also on the bill is Edinburgh’s bantamweight starlet Lee McGregor (4-0-0), who challenges Thomas Essomba (8-4-0) for the Commonwealth bantamweight crown in just his fifth pro outing. McGregor became the IBF Youth bantamweight champion last time out on the Josh Taylor vs. Viktor Postol undercard, as he wiped out African prospect Goodluck Mrema within four rounds.

Having made a flawless start to life in the professional ranks, cruiserweight up-and-comer Chris Billam-Smith (6-0-0) takes on Dagenham’s Robin Dupre (13-1-0) in a Commonwealth cruiserweight title eliminator on the bill.

Chantelle Cameron (7-0-0) makes the third defence of her IBO strap against former world champion Dahiana Santana (36-9-0). Northampton’s Cameron will be looking to make a statement against the vastly-experienced Santana, as she looks to catch the eye ahead of potential blockbuster unification bouts in the coming months.