WBC cruiserweight winner Ilunga Makabu has embraced the risk of a showdown in 2022 with Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Earlier this month, Canelo became the undisputed tremendous middleweight earth winner when he knocked out Caleb Plant at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, Canelo’s manager and head trainer, Eddy Reynoso, manufactured an unexpected request at the WBC’s once-a-year convention. He requested a obligatory crack at Makabu’s earth title – and the WBC accepted the struggle.
Canelo, who captured titles at 154, 160, 168 and 175, will now soar up by 32-lbs to the cruiserweight limit of 200.
“I want to say to all Africans that when I encounter Canelo, I will bring residence the victory. This struggle will be a wonderful battle and we will show [the fans] an outstanding battle,” Makabu told You Can not Engage in Boxing.
“I recognized [this fight] due to the fact I am certain that I will struggle in opposition to the greatest [fighter] on the planet, and I always like to struggle from the very best. I will come for Canelo, I am waiting for him to appear to me far too. Mexican boxing is rough, but we know exactly where we arrive from, Africa is also a wonderful jungle. I acknowledged the fight with Canelo and I want to say: ‘Good luck Canelo and welcome to the Junior Makabu challenge.”
Following fighting four periods within a span of twelve months, Canelo is scheduling to choose some time off to help his system recover from these kinds of a busy routine.
The Mexican fighter intends to return to the ring in the thirty day period of May, as portion of Cinco De Mayo weekend. The combat with Makabu, or any individual else, will not get location any previously than that.