Ilunga Makabu Biography

The full name of this boxer  is Junior Ilunga Makabu. He is a Congolese professional boxer. From January 2020 onwards, this boxer had won the WBC cruiserweight title. In 2016, he challenged once for the WBC cruiserweight title. The boxer is ranked as the second best active cruiserweight in the world by BoxRec as well as The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board as of September 2021.

Ilunga Makabu Biography

Boxing is a sport that has not lost its relevance. There is strength, dynamism, showiness and expression here. It’s very interesting to watch the fights. Let’s take a closer look at one of the outstanding athletes of our time.WBC World Heavyweight Champion Junior Ilunga Makabu had put his little steps in this world for the first time on 8 November 1987. His birthplace is Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. His present age is 34. His birth sign is Scorpio. He has Congolese nationality.. His homeland is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The weight of the athlete is 90.7 kilograms.

WBC Cruiserweight Champion

This boxer received the title of champion in 2020, at the end of January. He became the winner in a duel with another famous athlete – Mikhail Cheslak. The fight took place in the homeland of a real champion. It lasted 12 rounds. In the fourth, Ilunga Makaba knocked Michael Cheslak down. In subsequent rounds, the reigning champion’s strategy was more successful. He looked preferable and more active against the background of his opponent. The decision of the judges to win was unanimous. This happens very rarely.Mikhail Cheslak became the owner of the first defeat in his career. In total, Ilung Makabu had 29 fights in his entire career. 27 of them were winning for him, including the last one. He was also the holder of the WBF World Champion title.


His’s family members certainly belonged to a middle-class family, but he also worked hard for the happiness of his family. Makabu’s parents have helped him a lot to choose a boxing career. Now about Makabu’s parents. Till now there is no specific information available on the internet. He has two younger brothers named Martin Bakole and Martin Ilunga. Martin Bakole is a heavyweight boxer by profession.

Makabu vs. Durodola Fight

Congolese boxer defeated Nigeria’s Olanrewaju Durodola via TKO over his World Boxing Council (WBC) first heavyweight title at as part of a professional boxing evening in Kinshasa. At the beginning of the fight, Durodola looked preferable and fought aggressively, but by the sixth round he began to surrender, and this was immediately taken advantage of by Makaba, who shook his opponent with several accurate punches.Then, in the seventh round, the Nigerian tried to add, but the world champion again shook him with a powerful left side kick and the next blow sent the opponent to the floor of the ring. After that, the referee counted Durodole, who could not get up, a defeat by knockout.Note that this is the 28th (25th – by knockout) victory in the asset of Ilunga  with two defeats. For Olanrewaju Durodola, this is the eighth defeat with 34 (31 – KO) wins.

Real Name Junior Ilunga Makabu
Nick Name The Junior
Age 34  year old
Date Of Birth 8 November 1987
Nationality Congolese
Religion Christianity
Gender Male
Birth Place Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Profession Congolese professional boxer
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Weights Cruiserweight
Stance Southpaw
Reach 188 cm (74 in)
Father Name Update soon
Mother Name Update soon
Brother Name
  • Martin Bakole
  •  Martin Ilunga
Sister Name Don’t Know
Children Name Yet not
Girl friend Name Yet not
School Name Update soon
College Name Update soon
Qualification Update soon
Physical Status
Ilunga Makabu Biography Cover Pic
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Dress Size 18 (US)  (approximate)
Weight 90.7
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Chest Size 42 inches  (approximate)
Waist Size 32 inches (approximate)
Biceps Size 18 inches (approximate)
Shoe Size 16 (US)  (approximate)
Body type Athletic
Relationship Status
Are you married ? No
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Girlfriend Name Yet not
Spouse Name Yet not Married

Personal Life

We would like to tell you for the information of all of you that this Congolese boxer has not married yet, it is currently unmarried.This Congolese boxer is currently single, which means that he does not even have a girlfriend at the present time.

Boxing Record

He has done 30 fights in his career so far. Out of which he has won 28 fights so far. His total Wins by KO is 25. He has two fight losses.

Net Worth

The net worth of this Congolese professional boxer, is around $ 2 million. However, this boxer has not yet given exact information about his net worth.

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