• Sat, May 7, 2022
Saul Alvarez vs. Ilunga Makabu

 Note

Information about the date, time and place of the fight is not official.

On Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA Saul «Canelo» Alvarez will meet Ilunga «Junior» Makabu for WBC title in a 12-round cruiserweight bout.

Saul Alvarez
Saul Alvarez
Canelo
Ilunga Makabu
Ilunga Makabu
Junior
Country MexicoMexico
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Democratic Republic Of The CongoDemocratic Republic Of The Congo
Kananga, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Age 31 years 34 years
Pro 16 years 13 years
Height 5′ 8″ (173 cm) 6′ 0″ (183 cm)
Reach 70½″ (179 cm) 74″ (188 cm)
Division super middleweight
(168 lbs / 76,2 kg)
cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
Stance

orthodox

southpaw
Titles
WBC (Franchise) (middleweight); WBC, WBO, IBF, WBA (Super), The Ring (super middleweight)

WBC (cruiserweight)
Record 57 - 1 - 2
(39 KOs)
28 - 2 - 0
(25 KOs)
KOs 68% 89%
Inactive 182 days 504 days
Advant.

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Alvarez vs. Makabu Fight Promo

Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, May 7?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Saul Alvarez
(57 - 1 - 2)
Ilunga Makabu
(28 - 2 - 0)
For WBC World tit.
Saul «Canelo» Alvarez

Saul «Canelo» Alvarez

Saul Alvarez is a Mexican boxer.
As a professional athlete, Alvarez has been performing for 16 years.

Saul was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on July 18, 1990.
He currently resides in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Info

There are eight children in the Alvarez family: seven boys and one girl.
Growing up on his family's farm, where Saul rode horses with his brothers and sister. He loves riding still.

All brothers engaged in boxing. Three of them, Ramón, Ricardo and Rigoberto, became professional boxers, and Rigoberto Alvarez is former Interim WBA world champion.

Saul started boxing at the age of 13.
At the age of 15 he made his debut in professional boxing.

Saul's nickname "Canelo" is translated from Spanish as "cinnamon", which is a common nickname for people with red hair.

Saul was engaged to Mexican sports reporter Marisol González.
He has one daughter with a former girlfriend.

Canelo and his daughter

Canelo and his daughter

Last fight

The last fight of Saul Alvarez took place on November 6, 2021 against Caleb PlantCaleb Plant.
Alvarez won by technical knockout (TKO).

Saul Alvarez vs. Caleb Plant 

Saul Alvarez's last fight

First world title

On March 5, 2011 Saul Alvarez became the WBC super welterweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

WBC World champion Saul Alvarez

WBC World champion Saul Alvarez

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 60
  • Wins: 57
  • Wins by KO: 39
  • Wins by dec: 18
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 2

Professional career

How many fights did Saul Alvarez have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-11-06 Caleb Plant
(21 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC World Super Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Title
IBF World Super Middleweight Title
WBO World Super Middleweight Title
2021-05-08 Billy Joe Saunders
(30 - 0 - 0)
Win
RTD
WBC World Super Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Title
WBO World Super Middleweight Title
2021-02-27 Avni Yildirim
(21 - 2 - 0)
Win
RTD
WBC World Super Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Title
2020-12-19 Callum Smith
(27 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
vacant WBC World Super Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Super Middleweight Title
2019-11-02 Sergey Kovalev
(34 - 3 - 1)
Win
KO
WBO World Light Heavyweight Title
2019-05-04 Daniel Jacobs
(35 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
WBC World Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Middleweight Title
IBF World Middleweight Title
2018-12-15 Rocky Fielding
(27 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBA World Super Middleweight Title
2018-09-15 Gennadiy Golovkin
(38 - 0 - 1)
Win
MD
WBC World Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Middleweight Title
IBO World Middleweight Title
2017-09-16 Gennadiy Golovkin
(37 - 0 - 0)
Draw
SD
WBC World Middleweight Title
WBA Super World Middleweight Title
IBF World Middleweight Title
IBO World Middleweight Title
2017-05-06 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
(50 - 2 - 1)
Win
UD
2016-09-17 Liam Smith
(23 - 0 - 1)
Win
KO
WBO World Super Welterweight Title
2016-05-07 Amir Khan
(31 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
WBC World Middleweight Title
2015-11-21 Miguel Cotto
(40 - 4 - 0)
Win
UD
vacant WBC World Middleweight Title
vacant WBC Diamond Middleweight Title
2015-05-09 James Kirkland
(32 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2014-07-12 Erislandy Lara
(19 - 1 - 2)
Win
SD
2014-03-08 Alfredo Angulo
(22 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2013-09-14 Floyd Mayweather Jr
(44 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Title
2013-04-20 Austin Trout
(26 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
WBA World Super Welterweight Title
2012-09-15 Josesito Lopez
(30 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
2012-05-05 Shane Mosley
(46 - 7 - 1)
Win
UD
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
2011-11-26 Kermit Cintron
(33 - 4 - 1)
Win
TKO
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
2011-09-17 Alfonso Gomez
(23 - 4 - 2)
Win
TKO
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
2011-06-18 Ryan Rhodes
(45 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
2011-03-05 Matthew Hatton
(41 - 4 - 2)
Win
UD
vacant WBC World Super Welterweight Title
2010-12-04 Lovemore Ndou
(48 - 11 - 2)
Win
UD
WBC Silver Super Welterweight Title
2010-09-18 Carlos Manuel Baldomir
(45 - 12 - 6)
Win
KO
WBC Silver Super Welterweight Title
2010-07-10 Luciano Leonel Cuello
(26 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant WBC Silver Super Welterweight Title
2010-05-01 Jose Miguel Cotto
(31 - 1 - 1)
Win
TKO
2010-03-06 Brian Camechis
(19 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
NABF Welterweight Title
2009-12-05 Lanardo Tyner
(21 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
NABF Welterweight Title
2009-09-15 Carlos Leonardo Herrera
(21 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC Youth World Welterweight Title
2009-08-08 Marat Khuzeev
(18 - 4 - 1)
Win
KO
vacant WBC Youth World Welterweight Title
2009-06-06 Jeferson Luis Goncalo
(19 - 3 - 3)
Win
KO
NABF Welterweight Title
2009-04-11 Michel Rosales
(23 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
NABF Welterweight Title
2009-02-21 Euri Gonzalez
(17 - 0 - 1)
Win
TKO
NABF Welterweight Title
WBO Latino Welterweight Title
2009-01-17 Luis Antonio Fitch
(12 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant NABF Welterweight Title
2008-12-05 Raul Pinzon
(16 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Title
2008-10-24 Larry Mosley
(15 - 2 - 2)
Win
UD
2008-08-02 Carlos Adan Jerez
(27 - 9 - 3)
Win
UD
WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Title
2008-06-28 Miguel Vazquez
(21 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2008-06-06 Francisco Villanueva
(5 - 17 - 2)
Win
SD
2008-04-18 Gabriel Martinez
(17 - 0 - 1)
Win
RTD
WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Title
2008-03-14 Francisco Villanueva
(4 - 14 - 2)
Win
TKO
2008-02-22 Axel Rodrigo Solis
(3 - 7 - 2)
Win
KO
2007-12-15 Sean Holley
(8 - 21 - 2)
Win
TKO
2007-08-31 Ricardo Cano
(13 - 4 - 3)
Win
UD
2007-08-18 Christian Solano
(22 - 9 - 3)
Win
UD
2007-06-01 Jesus Abel Hernandez
(16 - 13 - 1)
Win
TKO
2007-05-19 Victor Emilio Marquez
(2 - 6 - 0)
Win
KO
2007-03-30 Ivan Illescas
(4 - 5 - 0)
Win
KO
2007-03-02 Javier Martinez
(debut)
Win
TKO
2006-12-08 Daniel Martinez
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2006-09-29 Francisco Villanueva
(4 - 5 - 0)
Win
KO
2006-09-15 Cristian Hernandez
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2006-07-21 Juan Hernandez
(2 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
2006-06-17 Jorge Juarez
(3 - 5 - 0)
Draw
SD
2006-02-10 Pedro Lopez
(0 - 0 - 1)
Win
KO
2006-01-20 Miguel Vazquez
(debut)
Win
SD
2005-11-26 Pablo Alvarado
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2005-10-29 Abraham Gonzalez
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO

All Saul Alvarez's losses

Who all beat Saul Alvarez?

Saul Alvarez's defeat

Saul Alvarez's defeat

Date Opponent Result Notes
2013-09-14 Floyd Mayweather Jr
(44 - 0 - 0)
Loss
MD
WBC World Super Welterweight Title
WBA Super World Super Welterweight Title

Saul «Canelo» Alvarez Highlights

Ilunga «Junior» Makabu

Ilunga «Junior» Makabu

Ilunga Makabu is a Congolese boxer.
As a professional athlete, Makabu has been performing for 13 years.

Ilunga was born in Kananga, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, on November 8, 1987.
He currently resides in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Last fight

The last fight of Ilunga Makabu took place on December 19, 2020 against Olanrewaju DurodolaOlanrewaju Durodola.
Makabu won by technical knockout (TKO).

Ilunga Makabu vs. Olanrewaju Durodola 

Ilunga Makabu's last fight

First world title

On January 31, 2020 Ilunga Makabu became the WBC cruiserweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

WBC World champion Ilunga Makabu

WBC World champion Ilunga Makabu

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 30
  • Wins: 28
  • Wins by KO: 25
  • Wins by dec: 3
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 2
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Ilunga Makabu have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2020-12-19 Olanrewaju Durodola
(34 - 7 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBC World Cruiserweight Title
2020-01-31 Michal Cieslak
(19 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
vacant WBC World Cruiserweight Title
2019-08-24 Aleksei Papin
(11 - 0 - 0)
Win
MD
WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title
2019-06-16 Dmitry Kudryashov
(23 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title
2018-12-08 Giorgi Tevdorashvili
(9 - 28 - 4)
Win
KO
2018-10-26 Paata Aduashvili
(10 - 23 - 3)
Win
KO
2018-08-25 Taylor Mabika
(19 - 2 - 1)
Win
RTD
WBC International Cruiserweight Title
2017-08-25 Mussa Ajibu
(28 - 9 - 5)
Win
KO
2017-04-28 Chamunorwa Gonorenda
(7 - 11 - 0)
Win
KO
2016-05-29 Tony Bellew
(26 - 2 - 1)
Loss
TKO
vacant WBC World Cruiserweight Title
2015-05-16 Thabiso Mchunu
(16 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2014-12-05 Tamas Bajzath
(10 - 12 - 1)
Win
TKO
2014-06-28 Glen Johnson
(54 - 18 - 2)
Win
TKO
vacant WBC International Cruiserweight Title
2014-02-01 Ruben Angel Mino
(20 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
2013-08-31 Eric Fields
(22 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title
2013-07-13 Dmytro Kucher
(21 - 0 - 0)
Win
MD
vacant WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title
2013-03-30 Tamas Lodi
(9 - 0 - 1)
Win
TKO
2013-02-16 Gogita Gorgiladze
(3 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant IBF Youth Cruiserweight Title
2012-03-24 Michael Gbenga
(14 - 5 - 0)
Win
TKO
2011-11-19 Pedro Otas
(23 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant World Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight Title
2011-06-11 Collice Mutizwa
(2 - 8 - 2)
Win
KO
2011-03-26 Nsitu Mbaya
(1 - 1 - 0)
Win
KO
2010-10-30 Danie Venter
(10 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2010-03-27 Elvis Moyo
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2010-03-07 Ben Moakamela
(3 - 4 - 0)
Win
TKO
2010-02-26 Chamunorwa Gonorenda
(5 - 6 - 0)
Win
TKO
2009-07-03 Sean Santana
(6 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2008-10-18 Nicholas Ramantswana
(1 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2008-09-13 Elvis Moyo
(debut)
Win
TKO
2008-06-20 Khayeni Hlungwane
(debut)
Loss
TKO

All Ilunga Makabu's losses

Who all beat Ilunga Makabu?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2016-05-29 Tony Bellew
(26 - 2 - 1)
Loss
TKO
vacant WBC World Cruiserweight Title
2008-06-20 Khayeni Hlungwane
(debut)
Loss
TKO

Ilunga «Junior» Makabu Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Alvarez to win: 1/4
  • Makabu to win: 3/1
  • Draw: 23/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Alvarez or Makabu?

Alvarez and Makabu are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Saul Alvarez will win by unanimous decision.

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