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Makabu vs. Jack: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Ilunga Makabu (The Junior) defends his WBC cruiserweight title against Badou Jack (The Ripper). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack
Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack

Date

This fight between Ilunga Makabu and Badou Jack took place on at the Diriyah Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Badou Jack is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Ilunga Makabu is 183 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Makabu has longer reach of 188 cm, which is 3 cms longer than Jack's 185 cm. Makabu also has a 5 cm ape index advantage over Jack.

Makabu is coming in to this fight with a record of 29-2 (25 KOs). His last fight was 1 year and 28 days ago against Thabiso Mchunu, which he won via 12 round split decision.

Thabiso Mchunu's boxing career

Jack comes in with a record of 27-3-3 (16 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 6 days ago against Richard Rivera, which he won via 10 round split decision.

Richard Rivera's boxing career

Ilunga Makabu fights out of the southpaw stance, while Badou Jack fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Makabu will be 35 years and 3 months old. Jack will be 39 years and 3 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 58-42 in favor of Ilunga Makabu. Here is the prediction for Makabu vs Jack.

The chances of Ilunga Makabu winning this fight is much higher. However, Badou Jack still cannot be counted out.

Result

Badou Jack defeated Ilunga Makabu via 12th round TKO to win the WBC cruiserweight title. Makabu's 10 fight win streak comes to an end, and Jack advances his win streak to 6. Jack is now 28-3-3, and Makabu 29-3.

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