Makabu, Durodola fight for WBC Silver title, to see who’s Africa’s best cruiserweight on Dec 6
WBN have been informed that former world title challenger Ilunga ‘Junior’ Makabu and rival Olanrewaju Durodola are set to fight it out on December 6.
The winner will then be crowned the top cruiserweight in all of Africa.
Speaking about the event, Makabu’s manager Tarik Saadi exclusively told World Boxing News: “We need to see who is the best cruiserweight in Africa.
“We are happy about this fight as it has been sanctioned for the WBC silver cruiserweight belt at Meydan in Dubaï on December 6th. This show is promoted by Kalakoda Promotions and will go out live on Kwesse Sports.
“Junior is going to take this title and prove he is one of the best cruiserweights in a world. He will not leave his place at the top this time and he will never make any more errors.
“I thank WBN for your excellent work and all the fans of Makabu in the world who support our team.
“I promise you Makabu will be a world champion in 2018,” he added.
Makabu and Durodola have suffered recent setbacks in their quest to claim a world title as the pair lost out to in stoppages to Tony Bellew and Dmitry Kudryashov respectively.
Bellew defeated Makabu, 29, in May 2016 for the WBC cruiserweight championship but since then the Congan has recorded two knockout victories.
Likewise for 37 year-old veteran Durodola, who was halted by the Russian last June before making a successful comeback.
The winner will be in line for a shot at the eventual Muhammad Ali Trophy winner through the ongoing World Boxing Super Series tournament.