Aug 25 2018
Saturday

Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo

12 rounds contest @ Cruiserweight
Taylor Mabika
Mabika
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21-2-0
TKO 5
TKO 5
19-2-1

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The tape

34
Age
43
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
N/A
74" / 188 cm
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOKOTKOKOTKO
Form
UDKOSDSDTKO
21
Wins
19
20
By KO
10
95
KO%
53
2
Loses
2
0
Draws
1
2008
Debut
2008

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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9
WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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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 34 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 9 more professional rounds, 153 to Mabika's 144.

Ilunga Makabu went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBC at cruiserweight.

Makabu vs Mabika form

Ilunga Makabu had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Tony Bellew on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Thabiso Mchunu on 16th May 2015 by knockout in the 11th round at International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tamas Bajzath on 5th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Centre Sportif Obercorn, Differdange, Luxembourg.

Before that, he had won against Glen Johnson on 28th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

He had beat Ruben Angel Mino on 1st February 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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Makabu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 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 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Taylor Mabika made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.

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Ilunga Makabu

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