Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Ilunga Makabu vs Taylor Mabika report
Who won Makabu vs Mabika?
Ilunga Makabu beat Taylor Mabika by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 25th August 2018 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 Mabika stats
Ilunga Makabu stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Taylor Mabika made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Makabu had a massive power advantage over Mabika, boosting at 95% knock out percentage over Mabika's 53%.
Ilunga Makabu was the younger man by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Ilunga Makabu fought out of the southpaw stance, while Taylor Mabika was an orthodox fighter.
Makabu was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 165 to Mabika's 144.
Ilunga Makabu went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBC at cruiserweight.
Makabu vs Mabika form
Makabu had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.
Makabu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Makabu vs Mabika start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Makabu vs Mabika?
Ilunga Makabu was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Taylor Mabika made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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