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Ilunga Makabu
Ilunga Makabu

Records

28-2-0

Form

TKO 7
UD 12
MD 12
TKO 5
TKO 5

Belts held

WBC World Cruiserweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
South Africa flag Mchunu (23-5-0) 29-Jan-2022
Last defence
Nigeria flag Durodola (34-7-0) TKO 7 19-Dec-2020
Time inactive
394 days - (1 year & 29 days)
Won against
Poland flag Cieslak (19-0-0) UD 12 31-Jan-2020
Time held
717 days - (1 year & 11 months)
Total defences
1
Dec 19 2020
TKO 7 Nigeria flag Durodola (34-7-0)
Activity average
Every 717 days - (1 year & 11 months)
Mandatory challenger
TBC
Last mandatory
None Called Yet
Since a mandatory
717 days - (1 year & 11 months)

Stats

age
34
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

Wins
28
By KO
25
KO%
89%
Lost
2
Stopped
2
Draws
0
Debut
2008
Pro RDS
141

Ranking @ Cruiserweight

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Ilunga Makabu profile

What is Ilunga Makabu's Record?

Ilunga Makabu's record currently stands at 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 28 wins he has stopped 25 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 89%. Of his 2 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 141 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.7 rounds on average.

What was Makabu's last fight?

Ilunga Makabu's last fight took place against Olanrewaju Durodola's on 19th Dec 2020, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo. He won by technical knockout in the 7th round. That fight was 1 year ago.

How active is Ilunga Makabu?

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

What belts does Ilunga Makabu hold?

He won a vacant WBC World Cruiserweight belt against Michal Cieslak, beating him by unanimous decision after 12 rounds on 31st January 2020. He has held this belt for a total of 716 days (1 year, 11 months and 16 days) and has defended the belt 1 time. He is yet to make a mandatory defence of this belt.

Where is Ilunga Makabu From?

Makabu was born in Congo.

How Old Is Ilunga Makabu?

The cruiserweight is currently 34 years old. He was born on 30th November 1987, so he will turn 35 in 10 months and 14 days.

How long has Makabu been fighting?

Ilunga Makabu made his professional debut in June 2008, so he has been a pro for 13 years and 6 months.

How good is Ilunga Makabu?

Makabu is currently ranked 2nd by the The Ring at Cruiserweight.

How tall is Ilunga Makabu?

Makabu is 6' 0" (6 Foot and 0 inches) which is 183cm (1 meter and 83 centimeters).

What is Makabu's Reach?

His reach is 74 inches (74") which is 188 cm (1 meter and 88 centimeters).

What stance does Ilunga Makabu use?

Makabu fights from a southpaw stance, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Ilunga Makabu?

Some potential future fights for Makabu include Unified Super Middleweight Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Unified Cruiserweight Champion Mairis Briedis, Krzysztof Glowacki, Richard Riakporhe and Lawrence Okolie.

What will be Ilunga Makabu's Next Fight?

Ilunga Makabu is to face Thabiso Mchunu next on Saturday 29th January 2022. The fight will take place at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

How can I stream Ilunga Makabu's Fights?

We don't have streaming details for Ilunga Makabu's next fight yet.

What are some recent Ilunga Makabu results?

Makabu has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Michal Cieslak on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Previous to that, he had defeated Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had beat Dmitry Kudryashov on 16th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.

Before that, he had won against Taylor Mabika on 25th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

He had been beaten by Tony Bellew on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Ilunga Makabu news

Ilunga Makabu's next fight

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28-2-0
Records
23-5-0
Saturday, Jan 29 2022

When is Ilunga Makabu's Next Fight?

Ilunga Makabu is to face Thabiso Mchunu next on Saturday 29th January 2022. The fight will take place at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

Ilunga Makabu streams

How can I stream Ilunga Makabu's Fights?

We don't have streaming details for Ilunga Makabu's next fight yet.

Ilunga Makabu results

Ilunga Makabu's Potential Fights

Ilunga Makabu tickets

Saturday, 29 January 2022

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Packard Music Hall, Ohio

United States

Show open: TBA

Main event starts: 3am est

Official tickets
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$83 $553
Resell tickets
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$137 $951

Where can I get Ilunga Makabu Tickets?

Tickets are officialy on sale for Makabu vs Mchunu II from Ticketmaster and are priced at $83 - $553.

You can also buy Makabu vs Mchunu II tickets on the resale market for this fight from TicketNetwork. Tickets are exchanging hands from $137 - $951.

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