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When is Makabu vs Ramirez?
Ilunga Makabu could take on Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez in Early 2024 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, 4 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 45 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 67%.
Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 3 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 109 less professional rounds, 168 to Ramirez's 277.
Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 12 by the WBO at cruiserweight.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA, 3 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Makabu vs Ramirez form
Makabu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 4th November 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before 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.
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.
Ramirez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Joe Smith Jr on 7th October 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Dominic Boesel on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at Toyota Arena, California, United States.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Sullivan Barrera on 9th July 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Banc of California Stadium, California.
In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.
Ilunga Makabu last fought 2 months and 24 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing was 3 months and 21 days ago.
Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
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