Bellew vs Makabu Info
Tony Bellew beat Ilunga Makabu by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Sunday 29th May 2016 at Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool.
The fight took place over rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
Bellew vs Makabu stats
Tony Bellew stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ilunga Makabu made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Makabu had a massive power advantage over Bellew, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Bellew's 62%.
Tony Bellew was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Bellew had a height advantage of 3 inches over Makabu. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Tony Bellew fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ilunga Makabu was a southpaw.
Bellew's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Makabu's, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 8 months earlier than Makabu, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 83 less professional rounds, 51 to Makabu's 134.
Bellew vs Makabu form
Bellew had won 4 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mateusz Masternak on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Arturs Kulikauskis on 5th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ivica Bacurin on 26th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Nathan Cleverly on 22nd November 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Ilunga Makabu had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Taylor Mabika on 25th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Thabiso Mchunu on 16th May 2015 by knockout in the 11th round at International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.
Before that, he had won against Tamas Bajzath on 5th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Centre Sportif Obercorn, Differdange, Luxembourg.
He had defeated Glen Johnson on 28th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
Bellew's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Makabu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Bellew vs Makabu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm BST at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 pm EST or 3:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.