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Martin Bakole out of August 22nd Fight Camp appearance

Original foe Sergey Kuzmin withdrew last week

Katie Tayor v Christina Linardatou - WBO World Super-Lightweight Championship Title Fight Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Though Eddie Hearn’s ongoing Fight Camp series has remained remarkably intact as August progresses, it’s now suffered its first major casualty. After losing original foe Sergey Kuzmin last week and being unable to secure a replacement, rising heavyweight Martin Bakole confirmed on Twitter that he won’t be lacing up the gloves on August 22nd.

Bakole (15-1, 12 KO) has scored four knockouts since a shocking 2018 upset loss to then-unheralded Michael Hunter, stopping the historically durable Mariusz Wach, Ytalo Perea, Kevin Johnson, and most recently Rodney Harrison Hernandez. Back in April, he joined the ongoing trend of UK fighters being stupid on social media by sharing video of apparent child molestation.

Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KO) hasn’t fought since his own loss to Hunter last September; he was slated to meet Zhilei Zhang in Monaco on November 30th, but withdrew due to a broken foot.

The card, headlined by Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin, also features a pivotal rematch between Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon, plus Luther Clay vs. Chris Kongo for a welterweight WBO trinket.

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