Makabu vs Perez Info
Ilunga Makabu could fight Mike Perez in Spring 2020 in Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.
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 would be defending WBC World Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Michal Cieslak in January 2020. He has held this belt for 6 months and 4 days.
Makabu vs Perez stats
Ilunga Makabu would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins and 2 loses, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Perez would make his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Makabu would have a large advantage in power over Perez, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Perez's 63%.
Ilunga Makabu is the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Perez has a height advantage of 1 inch over Makabu.
Both Ilunga Makabu & Mike Perez fight out of a southpaw stance.
Makabu's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Perez's, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 months later than Perez, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 5 less professional rounds, 134 to Perez's 139.
Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Makabu vs Perez form
Makabu has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dmitry Kudryashov on 16th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg.
Before that, he had won against Taylor Mabika on 25th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
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.
Mike Perez has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Mairis Briedis on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Previous to that, he had beat Viktor Biscak on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had defeated Darnell Wilson on 5th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, United States.
He had been beaten by Bryant Jennings on 26th July 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Mike Perez has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.
Ilunga Makabu last fought 6 months and 4 days ago, while Mike Perez's last outing was 2 years 10 months and 5 days ago.
Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 8 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Perez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 2 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.