Tag: Cruiserweight

Ilunga Makabu Claims WBC Cruiserweight Title With Win Over Michal Cieslak

In a solid Cruiserweight bout that saw both men exchange a knockdown, 🇨🇩“Junior” Ilunga Makabu (27-2-0, 24KO) overcame a slow start and dominated the back end of the fight to win the WBC Cruiserweight title by unanimous decision (116-111, 115-111, 114-112) over Poland’s 🇵🇱Michal Cieslak (19-1-0, 13KO). Continue reading “Ilunga Makabu Claims WBC Cruiserweight Title With Win Over Michal Cieslak”

In Memoriam: Carlos De Leon (1959-2020), A Great Warrior Taken Away from Us 📰

By Tré Berry III🖊️

Rest in Piece to one of the greatest Cruiserweight’s of all time ♛🇵🇷Carlos “Sugar” De Leon (53-8-1, 33KO👊), who passed away earlier today from what was described as a heart seizure. He was 60 years old upon his passing. De Leon was one of the original pioneers of the Cruiserweight division, becoming its Continue reading “In Memoriam: Carlos De Leon (1959-2020), A Great Warrior Taken Away from Us 📰”

Makabu Feeling at Home in Russia

The always entertaining, skilled Cruiserweight top world contender 🇨🇩Ilunga Mkabu (26-2-0, 24KO) is 2-0 this year, winning both fights on the road in Russia. This time Makabu dropped Russia’s 🇷🇺Aleksei Papin (11-1-0, 10KO) late in the 12th round to get the majority decision in Chelyabinsk, Russia on the undercard to Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde.

The win comes just two months after the heavy handed Congolese fighter traveled over to Russia and knocked out contender 🇷🇺Dmitry Kudryashov in five rounds in what was a firefight.  Ilunga has all but placed himself in the short running to receive another title shot.

Talking Legends:📽️Evander Holyfield

As much an inspiration as he was a great boxer, ♛🥉🇺🇸Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield (44-10-2, 29KO) was a living embodiment of how much the human spirit can endure, and how you could ⚔️weaponize it as fuel towards your drive in pursuit of your goals. Holyfield had the ability to fight in all 3 ranges, inside, within the pocket, and outside. With his versatility being key to his attack, he also had a great chin, and loved the prospects of getting into a war if you took the fight to him. Continue reading “Talking Legends:📽️Evander Holyfield”