Heavyweight contender Martin Bakole is looking for a breakout year in 2023.

Bakole (18-1, 13 KOs) has won seven fights in a row since losing to Michael Hunter in October of 2018.

Back in May, Bakole picked up the biggest win of his career with an impressive ten round decision win over unbeaten Olympic gold medal winner Tony Yoka.

Bakole is now aiming to get revenge on Hunter, and the once-beaten boxer is ready and willing to take that fight as soon as possible.

"We have no qualms whatsoever fighting [Hunter]," Bakole's trainer Billy Nelson told Sky Sports. "We'd gladly fight him in March if Josh Taylor is fighting Jack Catterall, no problem about it.

"In no way shape or form am I trying to take anything away from Michael Hunter. He's a very good fighter. But I can assure you that was nothing, nothing like the real Martin Bakole [in the first fight]. All you've got to do is watch the Mariusz Wach fight where he knocked him out. He stopped him quicker than [Alexander] Povetkin, [Wladimir] Klitschko, all these guys. Not many British guys were willing to go over to Paris and fight the Olympic gold medallist in Paris. [Bakole] gave him the biggest beating of his life. We need to give Martin Bakole a lot more credit and recognition than what he's getting."

Hunter is ranked at number one by the WBA, with Bakole as number two.

Nelson wants Bakole to fight Hunter in a final eliminator for Daniel Dubois' "regular" title.

With the WBA 'super' title potentially being vacant in the aftermath of an undisputed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, there is a real chance that Dubois could be elevated to full champion status.

"It's a final eliminator for Daniel Dubois," Nelson said. "Let's look at the bigger picture. If Usyk and Fury fight, the probability is the WBA will get relinquished and then Dan will need to fight somebody and if you've fought a final eliminator then the high probability is you're fighting the guy that's won the final eliminator. You could be looking at the winner fights Daniel for the full world title."

"We'd fight Daniel any time. When they [Bakole and Dubois] were sparring he was like rabbit in the headlights. Martin would absolutely obliterate Daniel Dubois."