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Ilunga Makabu vs Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian preview
When is Makabu vs Mikaelyan?
Ilunga Makabu could face Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian in Autumn/Fall 2023 at Casino Miami Jai Alai in Miami.
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).
The contest would be for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
Makabu vs Mikaelyan stats
Ilunga Makabu would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 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 4 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 29 less professional rounds, 165 to Mikaelian's 194.
Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 5 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Makabu vs Mikaelyan form
Makabu has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Badou Jack on 26th February 2023 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thabiso Mchunu on 29th January 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Ilunga Makabu has been fighting more than Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian.
Ilunga Makabu last fought 1 month and 1 day ago, while Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 15 days ago.
Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
Mikaelian's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 18 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 Mikaelyan?
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