Spring 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
27-2-0
23-6-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight

The tape

33
Age
35
6' 2" / 189 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 3UD 12UD 12SD 10SD 12
Form
SD 12UD 12UD 12UD 12MD 12
27
Wins
23
12
By KO
13
44
KO%
57
2
Losses
6
0
Stopped
3
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2007
197
Pro rounds
209

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
3
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian vs Thabiso Mchunu preview


When is Mikaelian vs Mchunu?

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian could face the challenge of Thabiso Mchunu in Spring 2024 in the United States.

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

Mikaelian vs Mchunu stats

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Thabiso Mchunu would make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Mchunu would have advantage in power over Mikaelian, with a 57% knock out percentage over Mikaelian's 44%.

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian is the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Mikaelian has a height advantage of 3 inches over Mchunu. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian fights out of the orthodox stance, while Thabiso Mchunu is a southpaw.

Mikaelian is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 9 months later than Mchunu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 12 less professional rounds, 197 to Mchunu's 209.

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Thabiso Mchunu is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 200lb division.

Mikaelian vs Mchunu form

Mikaelian has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Ilunga Makabu 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 beat Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Studio 69, Riga, Latvia.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mairis Briedis on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.

Before that, he had lost to Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Poland HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland.

He had won against Stephen Simmons on 14th October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Germany.

Thabiso Mchunu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Ilunga Makabu 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 beat Evgeny Tishchenko on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Denis Lebedev on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk.

Before that, he had won against Thomas Oosthuizen on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.

He had been beaten by Thomas Oosthuizen on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Thabiso Mchunu has been fighting more than Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian.

Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian last fought 5 months ago, while Thabiso Mchunu's last outing was 2 years, 2 months and 6 days ago.

Mikaelian's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Mchunu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Mikaelian vs Mchunu?

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