If the fight with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, Ilunga Makabu made it clear that he will not give any advantage to his rival and ruled out that it could be in the agreed weight, and also warns that the Mexican is making a mistake.
“I want to fight the best, and I accept it,” he said. Makabu in statements published by the World Boxing Council (WBC), “But there will be no agreed weight for this fight with Canelo”.
Faced with the issue of weight for the fight, Canelo He said he estimates to go 180 pounds into the fight.
Ilunga Makabu, a native of Congo, who is world champion of the CMB 200 pounds, recognized that the challenge of Canelo He was surprised and he immediately accepted, because the Mexican is the best in the world.
“Yes, I accept the fight,” he commented. Makabu. “When I got this news from my manager and the president said wow, this is a good thing. Canelo He is the best fighter on the planet at the moment ”.
Canelo is making a big mistake, says Makabu
What he assured is that Saul Alvarez he makes a big mistake and he will regret it if in 2022 they see the faces in the ring. However, it will let the considerate best pound for pound in the world I tried it at cruiserweight.
“I believe that Canelo He is making a big mistake, which he is going to regret, ”said the African. “Canelo wants to show people that he can do better than others and I am quite prepared to let Canelo I tried”.
He also knows that it is a great opportunity to write a brilliant page in his history in this sport. Makabu ensures that he will prove it with a knockout against Saul Alvarez.
“I also have my story to write,” he said. Makabu. “Yes, this is boxing. I lost to Tony bellew, but I came back. Now I’m telling you one hundred percent, I’ll knock out Canelo”.
The Tuesday before Eddy reynoso, coach and manager of the Canelo, asked for an opportunity for the boxer to challenge the body’s cruiserweight champion. The motion was accepted, although Makabu has a pending lawsuit with Thabiso Mchunu.
At the close of the 59th Annual Convention of the WBC in Mexico City, the Canelo and in the same place was Makabu, so they had their first face to face and greeted each other respectfully.