Ilunga Makabu Salary, Net Worth, Next Fight, Instagram, Belts, Height

Junior Ilunga Makabu is a professional boxer of Congolese and South African ethnicity who has held the WBC cruiserweight title since January 2020, after competing for the title in 2016.

He is the world’s second-best active cruiserweight according to BoxRec, third by The Ring magazine, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board as of November 2021. Martin Bakole, a heavyweight fighter, is his older brother.

On June 20, 2008, he made his professional debut and lost against South African boxer Khayeni Hlungwane (by technical knockout in the first round). 

The battle took place in Temba, North-West Province, at the Carousel Hotel & Casino.

On September 13, 2008, he won his maiden fight by technical knockout over Zimbabwe’s Elvis Moyo in the first round.

He fought Pedro Otas of Brazil on November 19, 2011. At the Monte Casino in Johannesburg, Michael Buffer competed in a twelve-round fight, and the powerful Makabu won by technical knockout in the eleventh round.

Makabu’s father, according to rights, was a DRC champion; he was born into a boxing family and began training when he was nine years old.

Ilunga belongs to the Cruiserweight class and has a reach of 188 cm. He has an 89% win with the Knock Out.

Ilunga Makabu Profile:

Before moving further, let’s have a look at Ilunga’s profile.

Ilunga Makabu Profile
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Full nameJunior Makabu Ilunga
Common nameThe Junior
Gender Male
Date of birthNovember 8, 1987
Place of birthKananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Age 34 year old
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Father nameNot available
Mother nameNot available
SiblingsMartin Bakole, Martin Ilunga
Sexual orientationStraight
Marital status Married ( Two wives)
Wife name Not available
ChildrenNot available
ProfessionProfessional Boxer
TrainerNick Durandt (former)
AwardWorld Boxing Council World Cruiser Title
ManagerTarik Saadi
SalaryUnder review
Source of incomeBoxing
Net worth12 million dollar
Social MediaInstagram

Ilunga Makabu Family:

Ilunga has never mentioned his parents’ names to the media, so their names are still unknown; he has two siblings, and their names are Martin Bakole and Martin Ilunga.

His younger brother is also a boxer in the heavyweight class.

Ilunga Makabu Wife:

Ilunga was Married two times in his life and still living with his two wives at his home. But he has not revealed their names to any media or social platform. 

Before becoming a professional, he married his first wife.

After realizing that the boxing scene in South Africa was booming, he transferred his life there; he was there, he met his second wife.

He also has never mentioned his children to the media.

Ilunga Makabu Body Measurements:

Ilunga Makabu Body Measurements
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Makabu is 34 years old. He hаs a perfect height of 6 fееt and weighs around 90.72 kilograms. His eye color is Black, and his hair is Black. Being a fitness buff, his body is well maintained, fit and active.

Height6 ft 0inch (1.83m)
Weight90.72 kg
Weight classCruiserweight
Reach74” (188 cm)
Knock out 89%
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack
BodyFit and active

Ilunga Makabu Social Media Presence:

Ilunga Makabu  Social Media Presence:
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Makabu’s Instagram id is @ilungamakabu.official, with 114 posts and 15.4k followers.

The sportsman prefers to keep things professional by publishing most of his tournaments and forthcoming fights on social media accounts.

Ilunga’s Next Fight: 

Makabu’s next fight will be on May 7, 2022, against Saul Alvarez.

Ilunga's Next Fight
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Ilunga Makabu vs. Saul Alvarez :

In the upcoming fight, the warrior Ilunga Makabu will meet Canelo Alvezar, the undisputed middleweight champion, and a purse bid will be ordered if both sides can’t agree on a deal.

The battle, according to reports, will take place in the first half of next year. If Canelo wins this session, he will become the world champion in five divisions.

Ilunga Makabu’s last fight:

The last fight of Ilunga Makabu took place on December 19, 2020 against Olanrewaju Durodola.

Makabu won by technical knockout (TKO).

Ilunga Makabu Achievement:

First and only World Champion from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Professional boxing record:

30 fights, 28 wins, and 2 loss
By decision3 win and 0 loses
By knockout(KO)25 win, 2 loses
1. Khayeni Hlungwane20 June 20080-1Loss
2. Elvis Moyo13 September 20081-1Win
3. Nicholas Ramantswana18 October 20082-1Win
4. Sean Santana3 July 20093-1Win
5. Chamunorwa Gonorenda26 Feburary 20104-1Win
6. Ben Moakamela7 March 20105-1Win
7.  Elvis Moyo27 March 20106-1Win
8.  Danie Venter30 October 20107-1Win
9. Nsitu Mbaya26 Mar 20118-1Win
10. Collice Mutizwa11 June 20119-1Win
11. Pedro Otas19 November 201110-1Win
12. Michael Gbenga24 April 201211-1Win
13. Gogita Gorgiladze16 February 201312-1Win
14. Tamas Lodi30 March 201313-1Win
15. Dmytro Kucher13 July 201314-1Win
16. Eric Fields31 August 201315-1Win
17. Ruben Angel Mino1 February 201416-1Win
18. Glen Johnson28 June 201417-1Win
19. Tamas Bajzath5 December 201418-1Win
20. Thabiso Mchunu26 May 201519-1Win
21. Tony Bellew29 May 201619-2Loss
22. Chamunorwa Gonorenda28 April 201720-2Win
23. Mussa Ajibu25 August 201721-2Win
24. Taylor Mabika22 September 201822-2 Win
25. Paata Aduashvili26 October 201823-2Win
26. Giorgi Tevdorashvili8 December 201824-2Win
27.  Dmitry Kudryashov16 June 201925-2Win
28. Alexei Papin24 August 201926-2Win
29. Michał Cieślak31 January 202027-2Win
30. Olanrewaju Durodola19 December 202028-2Win

Some Facts about Ilunga Makabu:

Some Facts about  Ilunga Makabu
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  • He isn’t afraid to brag about his impressive statistics, and he proudly displays his championship belts whenever the opportunity arises. Not many people can brag about their ring prowess, and so rightfully.
  • Ilunga’s brother Martin Bakole is a heavyweight Boxer.
  • He is a follower of Christianity.
  • He exercises regularly to stay fit and active.
  • Ilunga is one of the most well-known Congolese celebrities.