VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
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The tape

36
Age
34
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 3TKO 12SD 12TKO 7UD 12
Form
TKO 2TKO 4TKO 2KO 8TKO 5
29
Wins
17
25
By KO
13
86
KO%
76
4
Losses
0
4
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2016
168
Pro rounds
77

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
6
-
WBA
12
5
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
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IBF
-

Ilunga Makabu vs Richard Riakporhe preview


When is Makabu vs Riakporhe?

Ilunga Makabu could fight Richard Riakporhe in Summer 2024 in the United Kingdom.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Makabu vs Riakporhe stats

Ilunga Makabu would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Richard Riakporhe would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Makabu would have a slight advantage in power over Riakporhe, with a 86% knockout percentage over Riakporhe's 76%.

Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.

Riakporhe has a height advantage of 5 inches over Makabu. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Ilunga Makabu fights out of the southpaw stance, while Richard Riakporhe is an orthodox fighter.

Makabu is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 16 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 8 years and 1 month earlier than Riakporhe, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 91 more professional rounds, totaling 168 compared to Riakporhe's 77.

Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC at cruiserweight.

Richard Riakporhe is currently ranked number 12 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 6 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Makabu vs Riakporhe 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 November 4, 2023 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami, United States.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Badou Jack on February 26, 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 won against Thabiso Mchunu on January 29, 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Olanrewaju Durodola on December 19, 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 defeated Michal Cieslak on January 31, 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Richard Riakporhe remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Dylan Bregeon on November 18, 2023 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had won against Krzysztof Glowacki on January 21, 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Fabio Turchi on June 11, 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.

Before that, he had beaten Deion Jumah on March 26, 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.

He had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on November 20, 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Richard Riakporhe has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.

Ilunga Makabu last fought 8 months and 22 days ago, while Richard Riakporhe's last outing was 8 months and 8 days ago.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Makabu vs Riakporhe?

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