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Makabu to face Mchunu in championship fight at Packard Music Hall

Ilunga Junior Makabu, left, will defend his WBC cruiserweight title against Thabiso Mchunu at Packard Music Hall in Warren on Jan. 29.
Ilunga Junior Makabu, left, will defend his WBC cruiserweight title against Thabiso Mchunu at Packard Music Hall in Warren on Jan. 29. (Photos provided)

Jan. 29 will be fight night at Packard Music Hall as WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Junior Makabu defends his title against WBC Silver champion Thabiso Mchunu.

Makabu will enter the fight with a record of 28-2, with 25 knockouts; Mchunu is 23-5, with 13 knockouts.

The boxing event is being presented by Don King Productions. Other fights will be added to the card, a news release states.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets, ranging in price from $83 to $553, can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and the Packard Music Hall Box Office, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW.

This story was originally published January 5, 2022 1:18 PM.

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