Canelo never showed up. Heavyweight promises Saul knockout


WBC heavyweight champion (up to 90.7 kg) Ilunga Makabu (29-2, 25 KOs) still believes that he would defeat the Mexican absolute two weight categories lower – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) ) from the second average (up to 76.2 kg). Like this.

Recall that at the WBC convention in 2021, Saul’s team turned to the organization with a request to give the green light to the fight with Makabu for his cruiserweight title. Even Ilunga himself was slightly shocked, but, perhaps, pleasant – this is a carload of money! But this fight never took place: Alvarez returned to light heavyweight and in the spring flew the decision of the judges to the WBA champion.

The African still hopes that he will get a chance to meet the Mexican.

“Jumping divisions is sometimes very difficult, but if Canelo still wants to fight me, then I will knock him out. I will do everything much better than Bivol, ”Makabu said on the air of the show.
DAZN. He said the same thing 10 days before Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. And even earlier.

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“Canelo is the best fighter right now and I really want to fight the best. But I didn’t have a chance. So, if he really wants to make history, then I’m here, I’m waiting, I’m ready, and I’m not afraid, Ilunga dreams. “I’m still the champion, but Canelo never showed up to fight. I’m sure he realized how difficult it would be with Makabu.”

At the beginning of the year, the African was presented with a victory over the mandatory challenger Tabiso Mchunu: Makabu frankly failed that fight. After such an embarrassment, the previously active talk about the fight against Canelo instantly subsided. And then Ilunga again reminded of himself.

How Canelo conquer the cruiserweight, the ex-champion from this weight gave advice.

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