Sinterferes Canelo Alvarez placeholder imageTrying to become world champion in five categories – Congolese boxer. Ilunga Makabu…
While Alvarez is known worldwide for his boxing exploits and is voted king of boxing in the weight division, much less is known about his opponent.
Who is Ilunga Makabu?
Ilunga Makabu is a 34-year-old professional boxer from the Democratic Republic of Congo who has been gaining momentum in recent years.
Despite missing the 2016 WBC heavyweight title against Tony Bellew, he was able to defeat Poland Michal Cheslak in January 2021, which allowed him to become the WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Makabu remains the WBC Heavyweight Champion, but he faces his toughest test against Alvarez.
Boxing is engaged in the Makabu family with a younger brother Martin Bacole Also a professional in the heavyweight division.
Makabu had 30 professional fights, winning 28 of them – 25 by knockout – and losing twice.
However, the Congolese boxer has received some criticism within the sport, claiming that he faced vague opposition, which has significantly increased his record of wins.
When will Alvarez play against Macabu?
While the exact date for the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Ilunga Makabu has yet to be confirmed, the WBC said the fight will take place between May and June 2022.
As for the location of the fight, it has not yet been announced, although it is assumed that it will take place in Las Vegas, USA, due to Alvarez’s influence in the area.