WBC world cruiserweight champion Illunga Makabu returns to action tonight when he defends his belt against mandatory challenger Thabiso Mchunu. Coming into this fight on the back of a seventh-round stoppage against Olanrewaju Durodola last month, Makabu will be hoping to produce a similar performance in Warren, Ohio. If the Congolese fighter is able to get the victory, he may be set for a big money clash with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez later this year — the Mexican is rumoured to be considering a move up to cruiserweight. This isn't the only world title fight on the bill, however. Trevor Bryan is also in action, defending his WBA 'regular' heavyweight title against the undefeated Jonathan Guidry. Here's everything you need to know about Makabu vs. Mchunu and Bryan vs. Guidry tonight.
When is Makabu vs. Mchunu and Bryan vs. Guidry tonight?
- Date: Saturday, January 29
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT
What channel/stream is Makabu vs. Mchunu and Bryan vs. Guidry tonight?
- U.S.: Fite TV
- UK: Fite TV
Where is the Makabu vs. Mchunu fight?The fight will take place at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio.
Ilunga Junior Makabu record and bio
- Nationality: Democratic Republic of Congo
- Date of Birth: November 8, 1987
- Height: 6' 0"
- Reach: 74"
- Total Fights: 30
- Record: 28-2 (25 KOs)
Thabiso Mchunu Record and Bio
- Nationality: South Africa
- Date of Birth: March 4, 1998
- Height: 5' 11"
- Reach: 72.5"
- Total Fights: 28
- Record: 23-5 (13 KOs)
Makabu vs. Mchunu and Bryan vs. Guidry fight card
- Ilunga Makabu vs. Thabiso Mchunu; WBC cruiserweight title
- Trevor Bryan vs. Jonathan Guidry; WBA world heavyweight title
- Alonzo Butler vs. Ahmed Hefny; NABA gold heavyweight title
- Johnnie Langston vs. Nick Kisner; NABA cruiserweight title
- Jaymon Woods vs. Shawn Miller; Cruiserweight
- Cody Wilson vs. Tre'seasn Wiggins; NABA welterweight title
- Michael Moore vs. Anthony Leak; NABA middleweight title