Summer 2022
Potentially

in Latvia

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
27-1-0
28-2-0

Belts on The Line

The Ring Cruiserweight
IBF World Cruiserweight
WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

37
Age
34
6' 1" / 186 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
74.8" / 190 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 3MD 12TKO 3UD 12UD 10
Form
TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5TKO 5
27
Wins
28
19
By KO
25
70
KO%
89
1
Losses
2
0
Stopped
2
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2008
152
Pro rounds
141

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

-
The Ring
2
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Mairis Briedis vs Ilunga Makabu preview

When is Briedis vs Makabu?

Mairis Briedis could face the challenge of Ilunga Makabu in Summer 2022 in Latvia.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Briedis vs Makabu stats

Mairis Briedis would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Ilunga Makabu would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Makabu would have advantage in power over Briedis, with a 89% knock out percentage over Briedis' 70%.

Mairis Briedis is the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.

Briedis has a height advantage of 1 inch over Makabu. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Mairis Briedis fights out of the orthodox stance, while Ilunga Makabu is a southpaw.

Briedis is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 3 months later than Makabu, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 11 more professional rounds, 152 to Makabu's 141.

Ilunga Makabu is currently ranked number 2 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Briedis vs Makabu form

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

In his last fight, he beat Artur Mann on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Previous to that, he had beat Yuniel Dorticos on 26th September 2020 by majority decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Germany.

Going into that contest, he had won against Krzysztof Glowacki on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Before that, he had beat Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

He had defeated Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.

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

In his last fight, he won against 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.

Previous to that, he had won against Michal Cieslak on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

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

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

Hehad 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ilunga Makabu has been fighting more than Mairis Briedis.

Mairis Briedis last fought 3 months and 13 days ago, while Ilunga Makabu's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 10 days ago.

Briedis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Briedis vs Makabu?

Ilunga Makabu is currently (+100) to win the clash outright, while you can get (+100) on Mairis Briedis if you fancy the incredible upset.

Mairis Briedis vs Ilunga Makabu news

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