Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-01-29, disappointing boxing fight: Ilunga Junior Makabu vs Thabiso Mchunu 2 gets two stars.
In their first match Mchunu defeated Makabu via knockout (May 16, 2015); this second bout is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the WBC World cruiserweight title (Makabu’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ilunga Makabu record
The Wbc Cw champion Ilunga Junior Makabu entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 28-2-0 (25 KOs=89%) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since December 2020.
He lost to Tony Bellew in 2016 (match ranked in the top 10 Users’ boxing Fights of the Year 2016, Tony Bellew vs Ilunga Makabu) but since then he has won nine consecutive bouts defeating Aleksei Papin (Ilunga Makabu vs Aleksei Papin), Michal Cieslak (Ilunga Makabu vs Michal Cieslak) and Olanrewaju Durodola in his last three (Ilunga Makabu vs Olanrewaju Durodola).
Thabiso Mchunu record
His opponent, Thabiso Mchunu, has an official record of 23-5-0 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 in the cruiserweight division (currently the #1 in this division is Mairis Briedis).
He was defeated by Thomas Oosthuizen in September 2018 (Thabiso Mchunu vs Thomas Oosthuizen) but then he has won four matches taking revenge on Oosthuizen and beating Denis Lebedev (Denis Lebedev vs Thabiso Mchunu) and Evgeny Tishchenko in his last two (Evgeny Tishchenko vs Thabiso Mchunu).
Makabu vs Mchunu 2 info
Where: Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio, USA
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBC World cruiserweight title
Makabu vs Mchunu 2 pre-fight press conference
Watch the video of Ilunga Makabu vs Thabiso Mchunu 2 pre-fight press conference from the official Don King Productions Youtube channel!
Makabu vs Mchunu 2 full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Ilunga Makabu vs Thabiso Mchunu 2 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)
Makabu vs Mchunu 2 result
Ilunga Makabu defeated Thabiso Mchunu via split decision. Scores were 116-112, 113-115, 115-113.