May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016
tony bellew vs ilunga makabu fight time

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Tony Bellew vs Ilunga Makabu fight time, plus date and venue

Tony Bellew gets his dream world title shot at the home of his beloved Everton FC, Goodison Park. He will contest the vacant WBC cruiserweight title against heavy-hitting Congolese Ilunga Makabu on Sunday night (May 29).

Rounds scheduled

12, three minute rounds.

TV Coverage

Live on Sky Sports 1 from 6.00pm (UK).

Undercard highlights

A swathe of Liverpool talent features on the bill. Birkenshaw lightweight Sean Dodd meets Pasquale Di Silivo in a fight which earns the victor a ranking with the WBC.

Fresh off his unsuccessful super-featherweight world title challenge, Stephen Smith takes on Daniel Brizuela over 10. His brothers Callum and Paul also feature in keep-busy contests.

British light-heavyweight champion Hosea Burton was scheduled to defend his title against Tony Dodson, but the challenger picked up a nasty injury and so Burton will instead take part in a non-title six-rounder.

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price makes a highly anticipated return to the ring after losing to drug cheat Erkan Teper last year. He fights Vaclav Pejsar over eight in a bid to get his career back on track.