May 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
29-2-0
57-2-2

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

34
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

SD 12TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5
Form
UD 12KO 11TKO 8TKO 3UD 12
29
Wins
57
25
By KO
39
86
KO%
68
2
Losses
2
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
2
2008
Debut
2005
153
Pro rounds
448

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
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 29 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, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 39 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Makabu would have advantage in power over Canelo, with a 86% knock out percentage over Canelo's 68%.

Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 2 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, 153 to Canelo's 448.

Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Makabu vs Canelo form

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.

Canelo has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Dmitry Bivol on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He had beat 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.

Activity check

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

Ilunga Makabu last fought 6 months and 18 days ago, while Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez's last outing was 3 months and 9 days ago.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 2 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 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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