Makabu vs Mabika Info
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 took place over rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Makabu vs Mabika stats
Ilunga Makabu stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 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 32 years old.
Ilunga Makabu fought out of the southpaw stance, while Taylor Mabika was an orthodox fighter.
Makabu's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Mabika's, having had 1 more fights. He had fought 10 less professional rounds, 134 to Mabika's 144.
Ilunga Makabu went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Makabu vs Mabika form
Makabu had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dmitry Kudryashov on 16th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by 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.
He had won against Thabiso Mchunu on 16th May 2015 by knockout in the 11th round at International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.
Makabu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Mabika's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted NAN 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.