Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
29-2-0
44-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

35
Age
31
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 189 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

SD 12TKO 7UD 12MD 12TKO 5
Form
UD 12KO 4TKO 10KO 4TKO 10
29
Wins
44
25
By KO
30
86
KO%
68
2
Losses
1
2
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2009
153
Pro rounds
267

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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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, 2 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 14 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 114 less professional rounds, 153 to Ramirez's 267.

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

Makabu vs Ramirez 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.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.

Ilunga Makabu last fought 10 months and 10 days ago, while Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez's last outing was 1 month and 4 days ago.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Ramirez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makabu vs Ramirez?

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Ilunga Makabu vs Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez news

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