“Only in America 92”: Ilunga Makabu vs Noel Mikaelian
Ilunga Makabu vs Noel Mikaelian headlines the “Only in America 92” card that celebrates the 92nd birthday the legendary and unique Don King, this Saturday at the Miami Jai Alai Casino, in Miami, Florida.
The card is headlined by the 12-round battle for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title, in which number one ranked fighter Noel Mikaelian (26-2, 11KO), will face former world champion Ilunga Makabu (29-3, 25KO).
The Congolese-South African, Junior Makabu, held the WBC cruiserweight title from 2020 to 2023, but lost his title to Badou Jack when he was stopped in the 12th round of their February fight in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The 34-year-old former world champion hopes to regain the belt after Badou Jack announced that he will seek to move up in weight to capture the WBC bridgerweight title.
The older brother of heavyweight boxer Martin Bakole has been very inactive and this 33rd bout of his career will be just his third fight in three years.
Noel comes arrives after defeating by decision the tough fighter from the Congo, Youri Kayembre Kalenga.
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