Thabiso Mchunu wasted no time and got on to serious business after arriving in Mexico City, Mexico, to continue preparing for his fight against Ilunga Makabu from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Mchunu, 33, arrived in Mexico on Thursday after leaving South Africa together with his stablemate Thulani Mbenge, trainer Sean Smith, George Smith and Jerry Thomas on Wednesday evening. 

The KwaXimba boxer challenges World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight champion Makabu at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio, in the United States, on Saturday, 29 January (Sunday, 30 January South African time). 

Makabu, 34, won the WBC title when he defeated Michal Cieslak from Poland in January 2020. He then went on to defend his crown against US-based Nigerian boxer Olanrewaju Durodola in December 2020. 

This battle, which pits southpaws against each other, is the repeat of the 2015 fight Makabu won by a stoppage. 

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