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.
In a Crusierweight matchup that was destined to be an old school slugfest with the 92% combined knockout rate of the fighters in the ring, 🇨🇩Ilunga Makabu (25-2-0, 24KO) defeated 🇷🇺Dmitry Kudryashov (23-3-0, 23KO) with a conclusive TKO in the 5th round. Continue reading “Makabu Stops Kudryashov in 5 Rounds in Russia”
The stage is set in Ekaterinburg, Russia for a battle between two cruiserweight knockout specialists that definitely “live by the sword and die by the sword”, when Dmitry “The Russian Hammer” Kudryashov (23-2-0, 23KO) of Russia, and Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (24-2-0, 23KO) of the Congo face off Sunday. Continue reading “Kudryashov and Makabu Set to Battle their Way Back to Contention”