• Sat, Jan 29, 2022
Ilunga Makabu vs. Thabiso Mchunu

 Note

Arena, date and time can change.

On Saturday, January 29 at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, USA Ilunga «Junior» Makabu will meet Thabiso «The Rock» Mchunu for WBC title in a 12-round cruiserweight bout.

Ilunga Makabu
Ilunga Makabu
Junior
Thabiso Mchunu
Thabiso Mchunu
The Rock
Country Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Kananga, Democratic Republic Of The Congo
South AfricaSouth Africa
Ximba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Age 34 years 33 years
Pro 13 years 14 years
Height 6′ 0″ (183 cm) 5′ 11″ (180 cm)
Reach 74″ (188 cm) 72½″ (184 cm)
Division cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
Stance

southpaw

southpaw
Titles
WBC (cruiserweight)
-
Record 28 - 2 - 0
(25 KOs)
23 - 5 - 0
(13 KOs)
KOs 89% 56%
Inactive 406 days 308 days
Advant.
Ilunga Makabu won by split-decision (SD).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, January 29 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio, USA.

On which TV channel or streaming service can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Ilunga Makabu versus Thabiso Mchunu?

  • FITE.TV

Makabu vs. Mchunu Fight Promo

Who fights on Saturday, January 29?
Fight card subject to change.

Division Fighter #1 Fighter #2 Notes
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Ilunga Makabu
(28 - 2 - 0)
Thabiso Mchunu
(23 - 5 - 0)
For WBC World tit.
heavyweight (200+ lbs)Trevor Bryan
(21 - 0 - 0)
Jonathan Guidry
(17 - 0 - 2)
For WBA (Regular) World tit.
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Johnnie Langston
(9 - 3 - 0)
Nick Kisner
(22 - 5 - 1)
For vacant NABA tit.
middleweight (160 lbs)Michael Moore
(18 - 3 - 0)
Anthony Lenk
(17 - 7 - 0)
For vacant NABA tit.
welterweight (147 lbs)Cody Wilson
(10 - 3 - 0)
Tre'Sean Wiggins
(12 - 5 - 3)
For vacant NABA tit.
heavyweight (200+ lbs)Ahmed Hefny
(13 - 1 - 0)
Dacarree Scott
(6 - 0 - 0)
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
2022-01-29 Thabiso Mchunu
(23 - 5 - 0)
Win
SD
WBC World Cruiserweight Title
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 WBF 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

Thabiso «The Rock» Mchunu

Thabiso «The Rock» Mchunu

Thabiso Mchunu is a South African boxer.
As a professional athlete, Mchunu has been performing for 14 years.

Thabiso was born in Ximba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on March 4, 1988.
He currently resides in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Last fight

The last fight of Thabiso Mchunu took place on March 27, 2021 against Evgeny TishchenkoEvgeny Tishchenko.
Mchunu won by unanimous decision (UD).

Thabiso Mchunu vs. Evgeny Tishchenko 

Thabiso Mchunu's last fight

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 28
  • Wins: 23
  • Wins by KO: 13
  • Wins by dec: 10
  • Losses: 5
  • Losses by KO: 3
  • Losses by dec: 2
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Thabiso Mchunu have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-01-29 Ilunga Makabu
(28 - 2 - 0)
Loss
SD
WBC World Cruiserweight Title
2021-03-27 Evgeny Tishchenko
(8 - 0 - 0)
Win
UD
WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title
2019-12-21 Denis Lebedev
(32 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
vacant WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title
2019-10-20 Willbeforce Shihepo
(25 - 11 - 0)
Win
RTD
2018-12-08 Thomas Oosthuizen
(28 - 1 - 2)
Win
UD
African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title
South African Cruiserweight Title
2018-09-01 Thomas Oosthuizen
(27 - 1 - 2)
Loss
MD
vacant African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title
2018-06-23 Ricards Bolotniks
(11 - 4 - 1)
Win
TKO
2017-11-25 Constantin Bejenaru
(12 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC International Cruiserweight Title
WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title
2017-06-10 Johnny Muller
(20 - 7 - 2)
Win
UD
vacant African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title
vacant South African Cruiserweight Title
2016-12-17 Oleksandr Usyk
(10 - 0 - 0)
Loss
KO
WBO World Cruiserweight Title
2016-05-20 Boniface Kabore
(18 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
interim WBA Pan African Cruiserweight Title
2015-05-16 Ilunga Junior Makabu
(18 - 1 - 0)
Loss
KO
2014-09-20 Garrett Wilson
(13 - 7 - 1)
Win
UD
NABF Cruiserweight Title
2014-01-24 Olanrewaju Durodola
(17 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
vacant NABF Cruiserweight Title
2013-08-03 Eddie Chambers
(36 - 3 - 0)
Win
UD
2012-11-10 Danie Venter
(15 - 5 - 0)
Win
KO
vacant African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title
2012-09-22 Flo Simba
(12 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-06-16 Flo Simba
(12 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2011-09-24 Zack Mwekassa
(10 - 2 - 0)
Loss
TKO
2011-06-04 Danie Venter
(11 - 4 - 0)
Win
MD
2010-11-05 Daniel Bruwer
(21 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
vacant South African Cruiserweight Title
2010-01-22 Ruben Groenewald
(23 - 7 - 3)
Win
TKO
South African Cruiserweight Title
2009-05-15 Soon Botes
(27 - 12 - 0)
Win
TKO
WBA Pan African Cruiserweight Title
South African Cruiserweight Title
2008-10-10 Marciano Commey
(18 - 9 - 0)
Win
KO
vacant WBA Pan African Cruiserweight Title
2008-07-11 Sean Santana
(4 - 1 - 0)
Win
RTD
South African Cruiserweight Title
2008-02-29 Patrick Madzinga
(8 - 12 - 2)
Win
TKO
vacant South African Cruiserweight Title
2008-01-11 Jacques Moussisi
(1 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
2007-11-10 Kleinboy Maqashane
(0 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2007-07-28 Mzikayise Hlengwa
(debut)
Win
PTS

All Thabiso Mchunu's losses

Who all beat Thabiso Mchunu?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2022-01-29 Ilunga Makabu
(28 - 2 - 0)
Loss
SD
WBC World Cruiserweight Title
2018-09-01 Thomas Oosthuizen
(27 - 1 - 2)
Loss
MD
vacant African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title
2017-11-25 Constantin Bejenaru
(12 - 0 - 0)
Loss
UD
WBC International Cruiserweight Title
WBC Continental Americas Cruiserweight Title
2016-12-17 Oleksandr Usyk
(10 - 0 - 0)
Loss
KO
WBO World Cruiserweight Title
2015-05-16 Ilunga Junior Makabu
(18 - 1 - 0)
Loss
KO
2011-09-24 Zack Mwekassa
(10 - 2 - 0)
Loss
TKO

Thabiso «The Rock» Mchunu Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Makabu to win: 1/4
  • Mchunu to win: 4/1
  • Draw: 27/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Makabu or Mchunu?

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

Nevertheless, I think that Ilunga Makabu will win by technical knockout.

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