Canelo Alvarez vs Ilunga Makabu: Date, Venue, UK Start Time, Stats, Card, Tickets, Odds And More

Canelo Alvarez will take on WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

Saul Canelo Alvarez is set to make the jump up to cruiserweight and take on the WBC champion Ilunga Makabu in his next bout.

The multi-division champion Mexican fighter is the current WBA (Super) IBF, WBO and the WBC super-middleweight titleholder and will be leaping up two divisions in an attempt to make history.

Only Manny Pacquiao has ever won world titles at five different weights, and Canelo has the chance to equal the Filipino and overtake the formidable Floyd Mayweather.

Standing in his way is Makabu, a two-time champion at cruiserweight and was the opponent when Tony Bellew took the belt off him at Goodison Park back in 2016 - in what was only the second defeat of his career and has not lost since.

Scroll down to find out everything that you need to know about the Canelo and Makabu fight.


At the time of writing, a fight date for Canelo and Makabu has yet to be officially confirmed. But what we do know is that the WBC have noted that the fight will take place between May and June 2022.

However, it looks like Makabu may actually take on a mandatory challenger early next with Canelo set to be waiting in the wings.

This section will be updated once more information becomes available.


T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The venue for this monster fight has yet to be announced, although we do predict, because of Canelo's worth and pull in the world of boxing, that this bout will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Of course, this is just speculation at this stage and we will update this section as soon as more information is revealed.

UK Start Time

If the fight takes place in Vegas, then the fight is expected to take place around 4 am GMT. Get plenty of coffee and pre-fight naps in.


Here are the stats for the two fighters: 

Saul Alvarez

  • 57 wins (39 KOs)
  • 1 defeat
  • 2 draws
  • Undefeated since 2013.

Ilunga Makabu

  • 28 wins
  • 2 defeats
  • Undefeated since 2016.


At the time of writing, the fight card for Canelo vs Makabu has yet to be announced. Full details of the bouts taking place on the night will appear here.


Tickets for this fight are currently unavailable to purchase. We will publish details on how you can get your hands on one of the hottest tickets in town over the coming days, weeks and months. 


Canelo Alvarez

Odds for this WBC cruiserweight title fight will appear here in due course. 


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