Ilunga Makabu

Who is Ilunga Makabu?

Junior Ilunga Makabu is a professional boxer of Congolese and South African descent. Ilunga Makabu has held the WBC cruiserweight championship since January 2020, having previously competed for the belt in 2016.

As of November 2021, he is the world’s second-best active cruiserweight, according to BoxRec, third by The Ring magazine, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

His older brother is heavyweight boxer Martin Bakole.

Ilunga Makabu – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

On November 8, 1987, Ilunga Makabu was born.

He goes by Junior Ilunga Makabu in real life.

His ring name was Makabu Foreman, and he was the DRC champion.

On June 20, 2008, he lost the four-round fight against South African boxer Khayeni Hlungwane to launch his professional career.

Net Worth of Ilunga Makabu? Salary, Earning

Ilunga Makabu’s net worth is estimated to be 12 million dollars.

Facts of Ilunga Makabu

Full name Junior Makabu Ilunga
Common name The Junior
Gender Male
Date of birth November 8, 1987
Place of birth Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Age 34 year old
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Father name Not available
Mother name Not available
Siblings Martin Bakole, Martin Ilunga
Nationality Congolese
Sexual orientation Straight
Marital status Married ( Two wives)
Wife name Not available
Children Not available
Profession Professional Boxer
Trainer Nick Durandt (former)
Award World Boxing Council World Cruiser Title
Manager Tarik Saadi
Stance Southpaw
Salary Under review
Source of income Boxing
Net worth 12 million dollar
Social Media Instagram

Ilunga Makabu – Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend/ Girlfriend

Ilunga has never revealed his parents’ identities to the public, therefore they remain unknown; he has two siblings, Martin Bakole and Martin Ilunga.

His younger brother is a heavyweight fighter as well.

Ilunga was married twice in his life and is currently living at home with both of his wives.

However, he has not exposed their identities to the media or any social media outlet.

He married his first wife before becoming a professional.

After discovering that the boxing scene in South Africa was thriving, he relocated his life there, where he met his second wife.

He has also never spoken to the public about his children.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Colour

Makabu’s age is 34.

He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 90.72 kilos.

His eyes are black, and he has black hair.

As a fitness enthusiast, his body is well-kept, fit, and active.

Ilunga is a Cruiserweight fighter with a height of 188 cm.

With the Knock Out, he has an 89% victory rate.

Professional Career

Makabu made his professional debut on June 20, 2008, and lost against South African boxer Khayeni Hlungwane (by technical knockout in the first round).

The conflict took occurred at the Carousel Hotel & Casino in Temba, North-West Province.

On September 13, 2008, he defeated Zimbabwe’s Elvis Moyo in the first round via technical knockout.

On November 19, 2011, he faced Pedro Otas of Brazil. Michael Buffer engaged in a twelve-round bout at the Monte Casino in Johannesburg, and the muscular Makabu won by technical knockout in the eleventh round.

According to reports, Makabu’s father was a DRC champion; he was born into a boxing family and began training at the age of nine.

Ilunga Makabu
Ilunga Makabu is a professional boxer. Source: Youtube

The warrior Ilunga will face Canelo Alvezar, the undisputed middleweight champion, in the future battle, and a purse bid will be ordered if both sides cannot agree on an agreement.

According to rumors, the fight will take place in the first part of next year. Canelo will become the world champion in five categories if he wins this session.

Makabu’s last bout was on December 19, 2020, against Olanrewaju Durodola.

Makabu triumphed through technical knockout (TKO).

Social Media Status

Makabu’s Instagram handle is @ilungamakabu.official, and he has 114 followers and 15.4k followers.

The athlete wants to keep things professional by posting most of his events and upcoming battles on social media.

Makabu’s next bout will take place on May 7, 2022, against Saul Alvarez.

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Quick Facts of Ilunga Makabu

  • Makabu is a professional boxer of Congolese and South African ethnicity who has held the WBC cruiserweight title since January 2020, after competing for the title in 2016.
  • He is the world’s second-best active cruiserweight according to BoxRec, third by The Ring magazine, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of November 2021.
  • Makabu’s father, according to rights, was a DRC champion; he was born into a boxing family and began training when he was nine years old.
  • His younger brother is also a boxer in the heavyweight class.
  • Ilunga was Married two times in his life and still living with his two wives at his home.
  • Makabu’s next fight will be on May 7, 2022, against Saul Alvarez.