Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Makabu vs Riakporhe?
Ilunga Makabu could fight Richard Riakporhe in Early 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, 3 loses and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Richard Riakporhe would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Makabu would have advantage in power over Riakporhe, with a 86% knock out percentage over Riakporhe's 75%.
Ilunga Makabu is the older man by 2 years, at 35 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 90 more professional rounds, 165 to Riakporhe's 75.
Ilunga Makabu goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 5 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Richard Riakporhe is currently ranked number 13 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 12 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Makabu vs Riakporhe 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 won against 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 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.
He had won against Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Riakporhe remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Krzysztof Glowacki on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabio Turchi on 11th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Deion Jumah on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had beat Krzysztof Twardowski on 2nd October 2021 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Richard Riakporhe has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.
Ilunga Makabu last fought 11 months and 2 days ago, while Richard Riakporhe's last outing was 1 year and 7 days ago.
Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
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