Ilunga Makabu vs. Ismaikel Pérez

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The Junior or The Rebel?

Poll closed May 4, 2019.
  1. Makabu on points

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  2. Makabu by stoppage

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  3. Draw

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  4. Pérez on points

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  5. Pérez by stoppage

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  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    May 4th in Kinshasa, for the WBC's vacant Silver cruiserweight title. Pérez is ranked #10 by the WBC, and Makabu #4. The winner very likely finds themselves in a position to compete for the world title vacated by Oleksandr Usyk as of his impending move up to heavyweight.

    Southpaw versus southpaw. Two powerful, compact heavyweights with big power and just enough vulnerability to make this a real crapshoot.
     
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  2. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hopefully this fight takes place.. But it's in Kinshasa so who knows.... Perez takes it.
     
  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    AFAIK this is definitely happening.
     
  4. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Good to hear Perez is still in CW shape then. I half expected him to become obese.
     
  5. IntentionalButt

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    Seems in pretty decent nick.

     
  6. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Malcontent Staff Member

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    Makabu might go down once or twice, but he'll get back up, grind own Ismaikel and stop him late. It'll look like a scrappier version of Makabu-Mchunu.
     
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  7. lepinthehood

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    Perez wins, alot tougher.
     
  8. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Malcontent Staff Member

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    How many flush Bellew hooks did it take to put Makabu down for the count? And does Perez hit harder than Mchunu or Kucher?
     
  9. lepinthehood

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    Perez going the distance with breidis is impressive stuff, makabu would have been starched early doors. Perez is just tougher. And yes Perez does hit harder than mchunu he's a weak puncher and a small CW. Baffled you think otherwise.
     
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    Perez hasn't sown a ton of power at CW thus far. He couldn't stop Tapia, and his shots seemed to have little effect on Briedis, who granted, does have an iron chin I don't think Makabu has an iron chin or anything, he clearly can be hurt, but he does well against fellow southpaws, his defense isn't that bad and hits hard enough to keep Perez honest and Perez's hands a home a little more. I think he probably hits a little harder than Briedis as well. Its a 50/50 fight IMO.:nusenuse:
     
  11. lepinthehood

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    Yeh it's not cut and dry. It's hard to know how hard makabu hits though as he only has one good stoppage win on his record. Perez atleast fought decent hw comp.
     
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  12. J0E_90

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    Fight's off. Makabu injured.
     
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    Knew fight doesn't happen should have been an option.
     
  14. LostInVegas

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    Makabu has that stereotype African glass jaw like Tete, Indogno, Mchunu, Klassen, Bakole, Durudola, Kalenga, Kayode., Abolaji, Kamanga
     
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  15. IntentionalButt

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    :dunno

    Stereotype, wtf are you talking about? The guys you listed cover almost the whole spectrum of punch resistance, there's no common thread whatsoever.
     
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