Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Makabu vs Johnson?
Ilunga Makabu beat Glen Johnson by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 28th June 2014 at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa in Kinshasa.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Makabu vs Johnson stats
Back in June 2014, Ilunga Makabu stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Glen Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 54 wins, 18 loses and 2 draws, with 37 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Makabu had a large advantage in power over Johnson, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Johnson's 69%.
Ilunga Makabu was the younger man by 18 years, at 27 years old.
Makabu had a height advantage of 3 inches over Johnson. Despite this, Johnson had 1-inch reach advantage.
Ilunga Makabu fought out of the southpaw stance, while Glen Johnson was an orthodox fighter.
Makabu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 57 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 15 year and 4 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 1993. He had fought 373 less professional rounds, 168 to Johnson's 541.
Makabu's last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Makabu vs Johnson?
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