Jan 29 2022
Saturday

Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States

12 rounds contest @ Cruiserweight
28-2-0

est. ringwalk:

2022-01-30T03:00:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 8:00pm EST / UK - Sun 1:00am

23-5-0

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Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
33
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5TKO 5
Form
UD 12UD 12UD 12MD 12UD 10
28
Wins
23
25
By KO
13
89
KO%
57
2
Losses
5
2
Stopped
3
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2007
141
Pro rounds
197

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

2
The Ring
4
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WBA
-
-
WBC
1
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Ilunga Makabu vs Thabiso Mchunu preview

When is Makabu vs Mchunu II?

Ilunga Makabu is set to fight Thabiso Mchunu on Saturday 29th January 2022 at Packard Music Hall in Ohio.

The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit will be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

This contest is for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.

The undercard is set to feature the clash of Bryan vs Guidry for the WBA World Heavyweight championship.

Makabu vs Mchunu II stats

Ilunga Makabu steps into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Thabiso Mchunu will make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Makabu has a massive power advantage over Mchunu, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Mchunu's 57%.

Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Makabu has a height advantage of 1 inch over Mchunu. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Ilunga Makabu & Thabiso Mchunu fight out of a southpaw stance.

Makabu's experience as a professional fighter is relatively equal to Mchunu's, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 10 months later than Mchunu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 56 less professional rounds, 141 to Mchunu's 197.

Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Thabiso Mchunu is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC and 4 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Makabu vs Mchunu II form

Makabu has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated Michal Cieslak on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Going into that contest, he had beat Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Before that, he had won against Dmitry Kudryashov on 16th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.

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.

Thabiso Mchunu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Evgeny Tishchenko on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Denis Lebedev on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk.

Going into that contest, he had won against Thomas Oosthuizen on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.

Before that, he had been beaten by Thomas Oosthuizen on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.

Hehad lost to Constantin Bejenaru on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, USA.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ilunga Makabu has been fighting more than Thabiso Mchunu.

Ilunga Makabu last fought 1 year, 1 month and 3 days ago, while Thabiso Mchunu's last outing was 9 months and 26 days ago.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

Mchunu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What time does Makabu vs Mchunu II start?

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States, which is around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who is showing Makabu vs Mchunu II?

The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).

How do you stream Makabu vs Mchunu II?

In the US you can stream Makabu vs Mchunu II via Fite.tv on a PPV basis. Once purchased, you can watch on your Smart TV, Phone or Desktop PC, and they have apps available on Roku, Xbox, Chromecast and Apple TV.

The whole event costs $39.99.

In the UK you can stream Makabu vs Mchunu II via Fite.tv on a PPV basis. Once purchased, you can watch on your Smart TV, Phone or Desktop PC, and they have apps available on Roku, Xbox, Chromecast and Apple TV.

The whole event costs $12.99.

What are the odds on Makabu vs Mchunu II?

Ilunga Makabu is currently 8/13 (-161) to win the fight outright, while you can get 5/4 (+125) on Thabiso Mchunu if you fancy the small upset.

View all Makabu vs Mchunu II Odds

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