This was the first confrontation between Canelo Álvarez and Ilunga Makabu


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El primer careo entre Canelo e Ilunga Makabu

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Ilunga Makabu greeted each other and made the first confrontation during the WBC Convention, on the Mexico City.

The boxer from Guadalajara comes from unifying the super middle belts. Defeated Caleb Plant by knockout in the eleventh round, in the T Mobile, on The Vegas, Nevada.

The Mexican already returned from his vacation for Paris France, with his wife Fernanda Gomez and today he arrived at Mexico City, where Eddy was recognized by the Senate of the Republic.

During the activities this Thursday, Canelo could meet Ilunga, with whom they greeted kindly and exchanged a few words.

They also posed for some photos and did a mini-confrontation in front of the media. The two in the end shook hands and continued the activities.

Who is Ilunga Makabu
Photo: World Boxing.

Canelo’s first confrontation to face Makabu

During the Convention, Eddy Reynoso, manager and coach of Canelo, made a formal request to CMB for what Canelo challenge Makabu, cruiserweight champion for the CMB.

Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the agency, said it was a major challenge for Saul due to the difference in weights and hits that exists between the divisions that the Mexican has fought.

For its part, Eddy claimed he has seen what Alvarez he has made some full weights during the sparring and that is why they made the formal request.

The division in which Canelo Alvarez He fought heaviest was the light heavyweight. In November 2019 he defeated Sergey Kovalev at 175 pounds for the belt AMB of that category.

Ilunga makadu He is a boxer born in the Republic of Congo. He became world champion in January 2020 by defeating by unanimous decision by cards of 116-111, 114-112 and 115-111.

In December 2020 he made his first and only defense against Olanrewaju Durodola, whom he beat by knockout in the seventh round.


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