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DR Congo boxer gets $100,000 for ghost fight

Martin Bakole

Days after Congolese boxer Martin Bakole received $100,000 cash from the Congolese government to prepare for a fight, his purported opponent has denied the match-up has been planned.

American boxer Michael Hunter denied that he was set to face Bakole on 4 March after Congolese journalists sought his comment.

“Lies,”Hunter tweeted in response

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But Bakole insists the fight had been planned.

“Michael was number one on the WBC rankings. I was the second. We had to challenge each other in the ring to bring out the one who has to face Daniel Dubois, the current heavyweight champion,” the Congolese boxer says.

Bakole now says that his managers are looking for another opponent for the scheduled date.

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