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Ilunga Makabu
Ilunga Makabu

Record

29-2-0

Form

SD 12
TKO 7
UD 12
MD 12
TKO 5

Belts held

WBC World Cruiserweight champion
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Next Scheduled Defence
TBA
Last defence
South Africa flag Mchunu (23-5-0) SD 12 29-Jan-2022
Time inactive
367 days - (1 year & 2 days)
Won against
Poland flag Cieslak (19-0-0) UD 12 31-Jan-2020
Time held
1096 days - (3 years)
Total defences
2
Jan 29 2022
SD 12 South Africa flag Mchunu (23-5-0)
Dec 19 2020
TKO 7 Nigeria flag Durodola (34-7-0)
Activity average
Every 548 days - (1 year & 5 months)
Mandatory challenger
Germany flag Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian (26-2-0)
Last mandatory
Not Fulfilled Yet
Since a mandatory
1096 days - (3 years)

Stats

age
35
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

Wins
29
By KO
25
KO%
86%
Lost
2
Stopped
2
Draws
0
Debut
2008
Pro RDS
153

Ranking @ Cruiserweight

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Ilunga Makabu profile

What is Ilunga Makabu's Record?

Ilunga Makabu's record currently stands at 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 29 wins he has stopped 25 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 86%. Of his 2 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 153 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.9 rounds on average.

What was Makabu's last fight?

Ilunga Makabu's last fight took place against Thabiso Mchunu's on 29th Jan 2022, in Ohio, United States. He won by split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 1 year ago.

How active is Ilunga Makabu?

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 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 1095 days (2 years, 11 months and 30 days) and has defended the belt 2 times. His first mandatory for his WBC belt is due against Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian.

Where is Ilunga Makabu From?

Makabu was born in Congo.

How Old Is Ilunga Makabu?

The cruiserweight is currently 35 years old. He was born on 30th November 1987, so he will turn 36 in 10 months.

How long has Makabu been fighting?

Ilunga Makabu made his professional debut in June 2008, so he has been a pro for 14 years and 7 months.

How good is Ilunga Makabu?

Makabu is currently ranked 4th 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 Mairis Briedis, Unified Super Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez, Krzysztof Glowacki, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez and Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian.

What will be Ilunga Makabu's Next Fight?

Ilunga Makabu is to face Badou Jack next on Sunday 26th February 2023. The fight will take place at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The card will be shown by BT Sport Box Office in the UK, and ESPN+ PPV in the United States.

How can I stream Ilunga Makabu's Fights?

In the UK you stream Makabu's fight against Jack on BT Sport Box Office.

In the US you can stream Ilunga Makabu fight via ESPN PPV via ESPN+.

What are some recent Ilunga Makabu results?

Makabu has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Thabiso Mchunu on 29th January 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Olanrewaju Durodola on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

Going into that contest, he had beat Michal Cieslak on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

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

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

Ilunga Makabu Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
35November 30, 1987Congo183 cm188 cmsouthpawCruiserweight (200 lb)
Ilunga Makabu Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
29-2-0292586%2201532008
Ilunga Makabu Rankings
WeightThe Ring MagazineWBCIBFWBAWBO
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Ilunga Makabu Recent Contests
DateOpponentResultVenue
2022-01-29Thabiso MchunuWon (SD 12)Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States
2020-12-19Olanrewaju DurodolaWon (TKO 7)Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
2020-01-31Michal CieslakWon (UD 12)Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The
2019-08-24Aleksei PapinWon (MD 12)Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation
2019-06-16Dmitry KudryashovWon (TKO 5)KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
2018-08-25Taylor MabikaWon (TKO 5)Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
2016-05-29Tony BellewLost (TKO 3)Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2015-05-16Thabiso MchunuWon (KO 11)International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa
2014-12-05Tamas BajzathWon (TKO 3)Centre Sportif Obercorn, Differdange, Luxembourg
2014-06-28Glen JohnsonWon (TKO 9)Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
2014-02-01Ruben Angel MinoWon (KO 2)Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2013-07-13Dmytro KucherWon (MD 12)Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Ilunga Makabu's next fight

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Sunday, Feb 26 2023

When is Ilunga Makabu's Next Fight?

Ilunga Makabu is to face Badou Jack next on Sunday 26th February 2023. The fight will take place at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The card will be shown by BT Sport Box Office in the UK, and ESPN+ PPV in the United States.

Ilunga Makabu streams

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PPV Stream

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UK streams

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PPV Stream

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Ilunga Makabu tickets

Sunday, 26 February 2023

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Main event starts: 8pm (UTC)

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