Summer 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
29-2-0
26-2-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

35
Age
32
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 189 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

SD 12TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5
Form
UD 12UD 12SD 10SD 12UD 10
29
Wins
26
25
By KO
11
86
KO%
42
2
Losses
2
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2011
153
Pro rounds
194

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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

Ilunga Makabu vs Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian preview

When is Makabu vs Mikaelian?

Ilunga Makabu could face Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian in Summer 2023 in the United States.

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

Makabu vs Mikaelian 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.

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Makabu would have a massive power advantage over Mikaelian, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Mikaelian's 42%.

Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

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

Ilunga Makabu fights out of the southpaw stance, while Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian is an orthodox fighter.

Makabu is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Mikaelian, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 41 less professional rounds, 153 to Mikaelian's 194.

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

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 200lb division.

Makabu vs Mikaelian form

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

In his last fight, he 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.

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Studio 69, Riga, Latvia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mairis Briedis on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Poland HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland.

Before that, he had defeated Stephen Simmons on 14th October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Germany.

He had won against Cristian Javier Medina on 7th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Ilunga Makabu has been fighting more than Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian.

Ilunga Makabu last fought 10 months and 3 days ago, while Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian's last outing was 9 months and 20 days ago.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Mikaelian's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makabu vs Mikaelian?

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