Who is Ilunga Makabu?
A professional boxer of South African and Congolese descent, Junior Ilunga Makabu has held the WBC cruiserweight championship since January 2020. He was first challenged for the belt in 2016.
According to BoxRec, The Ring magazine, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of November 2021, he is the second-best active cruiserweight in the world. His older brother is the heavyweight boxer Martin Bakole.
He made his professional debut on June 20, 2008, but was defeated by South African boxer Khayeni Hlungwane (by technical knockout in the first round).
The Carousel Hotel & Casino in Temba, North-West Province, was the scene of the conflict.
On September 13, 2008, he defeated Zimbabwean Elvis Moyo in the first round of his debut match via technical knockout.
On November 19, 2011, he faced Brazilian opponent Pedro Otas. In a 12-round bout at the Monte Casino in Johannesburg, Michael Buffer lost to the imposing Makabu via technical knockout in the eleventh round.
According to rights, Makabu’s father was a DRC champion. He was up in a boxing family and started training at the age of nine.
Ilunga weighs in at cruiserweight and has a 188 cm reach. With the Knock Out, he has an 89 percent winning rate.
Relationship Details, Ilunga Makabu Is single?
As per the sources, Ilunga Makabu is Currently single. There is not much information on his personal life and relationship status.
Quick facts about Ilunga Makabu
|Full name||Junior Makabu Ilunga|
|Common name||The Junior|
|Date of birth||November 8, 1987|
|Place of birth||Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Age||34 year old|
|Father name||Not available|
|Mother name||Not available|
|Siblings||Martin Bakole, Martin Ilunga|
|Marital status||Married ( Two wives)|
|Wife name||Not available|
|Trainer||Nick Durandt (former)|
|Award||World Boxing Council World Cruiser Title|
|Source of income||Boxing|
|Net worth||12 million dollar|
Ilunga Makabu: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity
Ilunga Makabu has two siblings who go by the names of Martin Bakole and Martin Ilunga. Ilunga has never revealed the identities of his parents to the public, thus we don’t know them.
His younger brother is a heavyweight boxer as well.
Ilunga Makabu Wife: Ilunga has been married twice during his life and continues to reside in his home with both of his wives. However, he has not given their names to any media outlets or social media sites.
He wed his first wife before he was a professional.
He moved his life to South Africa after learning that the boxing scene there was flourishing, and while he was there, he met his second wife.
He has also never disclosed anything about his kids to the media.
Education, Schooling, University
There is no information about his education and schooling.
Professional Career, (Professional Boxer)
The undisputed middleweight champion Canelo Alvezar will square off against the warrior Ilunga Makabu in a future fight, and if no agreement can be reached, a purse bid will be required.
According to reports, the conflict will happen in the first half of 2019. Canelo will win this fight and take the title of world champion in five different weight classes.
Last fight of Ilunga Makabu: On December 19, 2020, Ilunga Makabu faced off against Olanrewaju Durodola.
Makabu triumphed through technical knockout (TKO).
First and only World Champion from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ilunga Makabu.
Net Worth, Salary, Assets
As an American Singer, He earns a good amount of money but the net worth and salary of the American singer are unknown.
Rumors and Controversy
Talking about his rumors and controversy, he has not been in any part of rumors as well as controversy to date.
What is the Height of Ilunga Makabu? Weight, Full Body Stats
age of Makabu is 34. His height and weight are also ideal at 6 feet and 90.72 kg, respectively. His hair is black, and he has black eyes. His body is in good shape, and he enjoys being active.
Social Media Accounts
The athlete prefers to maintain a professional air by posting the majority of his competitions and upcoming battles on social media.
The following fight for Ilunga will take place on May 7, 2022, between Saul Alvarez and Makabu.