Don King is a legendary boxing promoter. On Saturday, January 29, 2022, he has put his name on a six-title PPV card including the main bout Makabu vs. Mchunu, Don King: Return to Greatness – Homecoming At Last. The main event for the night is the WBA Heavyweight Championship with Trevor Bryan defending his belt against Jonathan Guidry. In the co-main event, WBC Cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu will attempt to hold off Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu, the WBC Silver Champion. Return to Greatness will take place in Warren, Ohio at the Packard Music Hall, not far from King’s birthplace in Cleveland, Ohio.
- What: Don King: Return to Greatness – Homecoming at Last
- When: Saturday, January 29, 2022, @ 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST
- Where: Packard Music Hall – Warren, Ohio
- TV Broadcast: FITE TV
Don King: Return to Greatness – Homecoming at Last Preview
The bulk of the Return to Greatness card is made up of title fights in the North American Boxing Association (NABA) which is affiliated with the WBA. Up for grabs in the NABA on Saturday night is the Gold Heavyweight Championship, as well as the vacant Welterweight, Middleweight, and Cruiserweight belts. Those boxers are all looking for the opportunity before Guidry and Mchunu – a shot at a major world title.
Mchunu (23-5-0, 13 KO is, a southpaw out of South Africa who has won his last four fights. His streak includes claiming and defending the WBC Cruiserweight Silver title. At 33 years old, this is a second push for Mchunu to claim a major title. In 2016, he fought a young Oleksandr Usyk at The Forum in Inglewood, California for the WBO World Cruiser title, losing by KO. Last September, Usyk took down Anthony Joshua to become the WBO, IBO, IBF, and WBA Super Heavyweight Champion. Mchunu’s title fight against Makabu (28-2-0, 25 KO) is a rematch of the 2015 contender bout between the two in South Africa. Makabu won then by KO. Seven years later, both are champions in their own right, but Makabu is looking to repeat history, knocking out Mchunu and holding onto his belt.
Speaking of Usyk, one of the heavyweight titles he doesn’t hold is the WBA regular title, currently held by Bryan (21-0-0, 15 KO). Saturday night will be the champ’s first defense of the WBA title since claiming the vacant belt a year ago at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Then, Bryan defeated Bermane Stiverne by TKO, his fourth consecutive knockout. Should Usyk be looking to clean up the division, Bryan could be up for a payday in the near future. Of course, at that time it could be Guidry (17-0-2, 10 KO) holding the hardware. Guidry has won his last 11 bouts to set up the first title opportunity of his career.
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Don King: Return to Greatness – Homecoming At Last Fight Card
|Weight Division||Opponent 1||Opponent 2|
|WBC Cruiserweight Title||Makabu||Mchunu|
|WBA Heavyweight Title||Bryan||Guidry|
|NABA Gold Heavyweight Title||Alonzo Butler||Ahmed Hefny|
|NABA Cruiserweight Title||Johnnie Langston||Nick Kisner|
|Cruiserweight||Jaywon Woods||Shawn Miller|
|NABA Welterweight Title||Cody wilson||Tre'Sean wiggins|
|NABA Middleweight||Michael Moorer||Anthony Lenk|