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Ilunga Makabu vs Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez preview
When is Makabu vs Ramirez?
Ilunga Makabu could take on Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez in Autumn/Fall 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 Ramirez 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.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez would make his way to the ring with a record of 44 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Makabu would have advantage in power over Ramirez, with a 86% knock out percentage over Ramirez's 68%.
Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Ramirez has a height advantage of 2 inches over Makabu. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Ilunga Makabu & Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez fight out of a southpaw stance.
Makabu is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Ramirez, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 102 less professional rounds, 165 to Ramirez's 267.
Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 5 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Makabu vs Ramirez 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.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Dmitry Bivol on 5th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Yunieski Gonzalez on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight eliminator fight at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Before that, he had defeated Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
He had beat Alfonso Lopez on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas.
In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.
Ilunga Makabu last fought 25 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing was 4 months and 18 days ago.
Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
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