- Ilunga Makabu vs Thiabaso Mchunu
- Jan 29
- W.D. Packard Track Corridor in Warren, Ohio
- Additionally, at the card, a 10 spherical heavyweight sensational enchantment will pit undefeated Jonathan Guidry (18-0-2, 10 KOs) of Dulac, Louisiana risking his highest file towards Alonzo Butler (34-3-2, 25 KOs) of Chattanooga, TN.
‘Junior’ to shield inexperienced and gold name to ‘The Rock’
Congolese Ilunga Makabu (28-2, 25KOs) will shield his Global Boxing Council cruiserweight belt towards the necessary challenger, South African Thabiso Mchunu (23-5, 13KOs) on January 29 on the W.D. Packard Track Corridor, in Ohio, United States.
“This shall be an action-packed conflict for the Global Boxing Council championship and with a perfect combat at the horizon for the winner,” mentioned Don King, promoter of the development, in a press unlock.
Thabiso Mchunu vows he’s able to problem Makabu for the Cruiserweight belt, for the reason that WBC ordered in its 59th conference that the winner of the combat, will face the super-middleweight champion Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, most certainly in Would possibly.
WBC cruiserweight champion since January 2020, Ilunga Makabu, 34, has a certified file of 28 wins, with 25 knockouts and a pair of losses, whilst challenger Thabiso Mchunu, 33, has a file of 23 wins, with 13 knockouts and 5 losses.
Since his final defeat to Briton Tony Bellew in 2016, Makabu has been on a ruthless nine-fight profitable streak with seven knockouts.
Mchunu has put 4 victories in combination since his final defeat in 2019 and used to be an up-to-date WBC Silver champion. He gained that rating name towards best prospect Evgeny Tishchenko in his final combat in March 2021. He additionally holds a win over Golden Contract champion Ricards Bolotniks.