“I’m going for you Canelo”: Ilunga Makabu responds to the Mexican’s challenge to fight at cruiserweight

Voy por ti Canelo: Ilunga Makabu responde a reto del mexicano de pelear en peso crucero

Ilunga Makabu, cruiserweight champion ofl CMB, responded to the challenge of Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, after that in the WBC Convention, Eddy reynoso formally submit the petition that Canelo receive the opportunity to contest the title of Makabu at 200 lbs.

“I’m going for you CaneloI’m waiting for you to come too ”, he said Makabu in an interview with Ernesto amador from You Can’t Play Boxing. “Mexican boxing is tough, but we know where we come from, Africa is also a great jungle.”

Makabu He is in Mexico City as an assistant to the WBC Convention. And the one born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, pointed out that Alvarez you will be welcome in your division.

“Welcome, I am a champion,” he said. Makabu. “And I also like to fight with the best, I accept the challenge to fight with Canelo and wish you good luck, you are welcome to challenge me. I accept the fight, I accept the challenge because I like to fight with the best. Canelo He is not a small boxer, he is a superstar and I respect him, I respect him. And I would like him to come to my division for the challenge and I will show him that this division is different. “

Ilunga Makabu says excited about the fight against Canelo

Likewise, the cruiser champion, Ilunga Makabu, he assured that he will beat Canelo and that all Mexican fans will see it.

“I tell all Africans that after Canelo He has challenged me, I will bring victory, “he said. “This fight will be a great battle and we will show you (fans) a good fight.”

Finally, there was also thanks to the president of the CMB, Mauricio Sulaiman, and the Mexican champion Saul Alvarez.

“I would like to thank Mauricio, president of the CMB, and also thank Canelo because he is a superstar, he is the best boxer on the planet and what better than to like to challenge a cruiserweight, “he said.

Ilunga Makabu accepted Canelo's challenge

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