MARTIN BAKOLE claims he has already “stopped” Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois as he called out the latter for a fight.
The 18-1 (13 KOs) Congolese heavyweight was last in action back in May when he handed Olympic gold medallist Tony Yoka a first career defeat.
Now the 29-year-old star wants to secure himself a shot at a title before the end of 2023.
He obviously has eyes on WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF champion Usyk, who brought him in as a sparring partner ahead of his second victory over Anthony Joshua last August in the Middle East.
However, Bakole also says that he has sparred with Triple D in the past.
And even though the WBA ‘regular’ title holder is the more realistic target, he feels that the Londoner will avoid him at all costs.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the heavyweight said: “Daniel Dubois is the fight I want.
“I’ve sparred him twice and I stopped him twice in sparring. He knows that.
“If we fight, I think I stop him in the first or second round.”
Bakole continued: “I’m calling him out and I want him to be ready for me. I want that fight, I can’t wait.”
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Bakole then made his claim about Usyk, who looks to have agreed to Tyson Fury’s 70/30 split for a unification fight at Wembley on April 29.
He added: “People are hiding because they don’t want to fight me because I made the mistake from sparring them in the gym.
“Even Usyk, I stopped him in sparring in Dubai, he knows that.”