Autumn/Fall 2022
Potentially

Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
29-2-0
30-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

35
Age
30
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
N/A
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

SD 12TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5
Form
TKO 8KO 7KO 3KO 4UD 8
29
Wins
30
25
By KO
25
86
KO%
83
2
Losses
1
2
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2013
153
Pro rounds
152

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
The Ring
10
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Ilunga Makabu vs Ryad Merhy preview

When is Makabu vs Merhy?

Ilunga Makabu could take on Ryad Merhy in Autumn/Fall 2022 in Kinshasa.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Makabu vs Merhy stats

Ilunga Makabu would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Ryad Merhy would make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Makabu would have a slight advantage in power over Merhy, with a 86% knock out percentage over Merhy's 83%.

Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 5 years, at 35 years old.

Makabu has a height advantage of 1 inch over Merhy.

Ilunga Makabu fights out of the southpaw stance, while Ryad Merhy is an orthodox fighter.

Makabu is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years earlier than Merhy, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 1 more professional rounds, 153 to Merhy's 152.

Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Ryad Merhy is currently ranked number 10 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Makabu vs Merhy form

Makabu has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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 won against 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 beat Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

He had defeated Dmitry Kudryashov on 16th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.

Merhy has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Zhaoxin Zhang on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.

Previous to that, he had won against Imre Szello on 19th October 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Cesar David Crenz on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.

Before that, he had beat Samuel Clarkson on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.

He had won against Demetrius Banks on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Country Hall de Liège, Liege.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ilunga Makabu has been fighting more than Ryad Merhy.

Ilunga Makabu last fought 10 months and 2 days ago, while Ryad Merhy's last outing was 1 year, 4 months and 14 days ago.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Merhy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makabu vs Merhy?

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