May 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
28-2-0
57-1-2

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

34
Age
31
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5TKO 5
Form
KO 11TKO 8TKO 3UD 12TKO 11
28
Wins
57
25
By KO
39
89
KO%
68
2
Losses
1
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
2
2008
Debut
2005
141
Pro rounds
436

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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

Ilunga Makabu vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez preview

When is Makabu vs Canelo?

Ilunga Makabu could take on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May 2022 in the United States.

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

Makabu vs Canelo stats

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

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would make his way to the ring with a record of 57 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 39 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Makabu would have a large advantage in power over Canelo, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Canelo's 68%.

Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.

Makabu has a height advantage of 3 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Ilunga Makabu fights out of the southpaw stance, while Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is an orthodox fighter.

Makabu is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 year and 7 months later than Canelo, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 295 less professional rounds, 141 to Canelo's 436.

Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Makabu vs Canelo form

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

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had 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.

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

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

He had beat Taylor Mabika on 25th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Caleb Plant on 6th November 2021 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, IBF World Super Middleweight and WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington.

Going into that contest, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

Before that, he had defeated Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.

Hehad beat Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.

Ilunga Makabu last fought 1 year, 1 month and 10 days ago, while Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's last outing was 2 months and 23 days ago.

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.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Makabu vs Canelo?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Ilunga Makabu if you fancy the incredible upset.

Ilunga Makabu vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez news

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