Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-02-26, pretty good boxing match: Ilunga Makabu vs Badou Jack gets three stars.
Jack vs Makabu is scheduled to take place Sunday, February 26th, at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah (Saudi Arabia), in a 12-round cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg) bout; it is valid for the WBC world cruiserweight title (Makabu’s third defense); undercard of Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ilunga Makabu record
The Wbc Cw champ Ilunga Junior Makabu entered this fight with a prof boxing record of 29-2-0 (25 KOs=86%) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought for more than one year.
He was defeated by Tony Bellew in 2016 (match ranked in the top 10 Users’ boxing Fights of the Year 2016, Tony Bellew vs Ilunga Makabu) but then he has won ten consecutive fights beating Michal Cieslak (Ilunga Makabu vs Michal Cieslak), Olanrewaju Durodola (Ilunga Makabu vs Olanrewaju Durodola) and Thabiso Mchunu in his last three (Ilunga Makabu vs Thabiso Mchunu 2).
Mikaelian’s next fight: Noel Gevor Mikaelyan vs Ilunga Makabu
Badou Jack record
His opponent, the former Olympian and former world champion in two different weight classes Badou Jack, has a record of 27-3-3 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.10 in the cruiserweight division (currently the #1 in this division is Lawrence Okolie) .
He lost two consecutive bouts in 2019, against Marcus Browne (Badou Jack vs Marcus Browne) and Jean Pascal (Jean Pascal vs Badou Jack), but then he has won five matches beating Hany Atiyo and Richard Rivera in his last two (Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera).
But if you want to watch Jack’s best fights, here is one rated with 4 stars: James DeGale vs Badou Jack.
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Ilunga Makabu vs Badou Jack as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
SPOILER – Official highlights
Who won Makabu vs Jack fight?
Badou Jack defeated Ilunga Junior Makabu via TKO at 0:54, round 12.