Makabu vs Jack Betting Odds: Jack Gettin Ready to Get Jacked Up!

WBC World Cruiserweight Title

We expect plenty of action with Makabu vs Jack betting odds for the WBC World Cruiserweight title on Sunday.

With a 29-2 record, Makabu is looking to extend his winning streak having not lost since 2016.

Jack is 27-3-3 following five consecutive wins, but he hasn’t been fighting at the same level as the current champion.

Betting on boxing is available for one of the biggest fights this weekend.

Makabu vs Jack

Date & Time: 
Location: Diriyah Arena (Diriyah, Saudi Arabia)
Streaming: ESPN+

Makabu Eyes 11 Straight

Ilunga Makabu has lost only once since 2008 and that came against Tony Bellew, so he was facing the best.

Since that loss, he was won 10 straight fights against the likes of Aleksei Papin, Michal Cieslak, and Thabiso Mchunu.

His most recent win against Mchunu was a split-decision victory, but he got the nod to retain his title and set up a big fight against Jack.

The Democratic Republic of Congo fighter is a proud boxer and the Makabu vs Jack betting odds should be considered for the champion.

He believes he could have knocked out Canelo, so he’s confident and he should fancy his chances against Jack based on that.

“If Canelo still wants to fight me, I will knock him out. I’ll do a lot better than Bivol did. I want boxing fans to know,” Makabu said. “Canelo was the one who challenged me. I’m still champion, but Canelo never came to fight me, but I’m sure Canelo realized that it was complicated to face Junior Makabu.”

We love the confidence and he’s the champion for a reason. Boxing betting odds respect his chances of defending his belt against a tricky fighter in Jack, who is a former two-division champion.

Jack Fighting Back

After suffering consecutive losses to Marcus Browne and Jean Pascal, Badou Jack has fought back with five consecutive wins.

The Swedish fighter scored three consecutive wins by knockout, and although he wasn’t fighting anyone of note, those wins should give him confidence.

His most recent win came against Richard Rivera by split decision. It was a four-star fight in Jeddah and the former WBA Light Heavyweight and WBC Middleweight champion could relive his best days.

Makabu vs Jack betting odds could have Jack at a value price. Jack owns 27 wins and 16 of them have come by knockout, so he has power in his hands and the 10th-ranked fighter in the division still has time to rise the rankings.

“I haven’t slowed down and my numbers are getting better and better,” Jack said. “My punches per round in sparring are still good. The name of the game is that I hit you and you don’t hit me.

“I’m still here. I’m not making any more 8-mile morning runs, but I’m getting my miles in. I still love to eat good food, and it’s why I’m probably a cruiserweight (laughs). I’m going to get this ‘W.’ This guy doesn’t know who he is in the ring with.”

Being an ageing fighter isn’t going to help his cause and beating Makabu could be a step too far at this stage of his career.

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