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Hekkie Budler Will Need To Rebuild Strong in The Wake of Loss

The long-standing reign of Hekkie Budler was brought to a shuddering halt at Emperors Palace on Saturday after running into a freight train named Byron Rojas. The little-known Nicaraguan produced t...Read More

Byron Rojas Pulls Off Huge Stunner in Win Over Hekkie Budler

Emperors Palace in Gauteng, South Africa. - unknown and massive underdog Nicaraguan Byron Rojas (16-2-3, 8 KOs) pulled off a stunning upset of WBA minimumweight “super” champion and IBO minumweight c...Read More

Hekkie Budler-Byron Rojas: Pre-Fight Report Card

Hekkie Budler-Byron Rojas: Pre-Fight Report Card

By Cliff Rold - It takes something extra to get much attention at 105 lbs. Wars help. Akira Yaegashi-Pornsawan Porpramook and Francisco Rodriguez-Katsunari Takayama had reach rare for their class with...Read More

Budler, Rojas Make Weight For Strawweight Title Fight

Unified strawweight titlist Hekkie Budler is set for his latest defense, as he faces Nicaragua's Byron Rojas. Both fighters made weight ahead of their scheduled 12-round clash Saturday evening at the ...Read More

Hekkie Budler Building a Mighty Empire at 105 Pounds

Hekkie Budler Building a Mighty Empire at 105 Pounds

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - He’s a dual-belted world champion at 105 pounds and a former belt-holder one weight class up at 108, but South African slugger Hekkie Budler is far from content with what he’s al...Read More

Hekkie Budler Becomes WBA Super Champ, Mandatory Ordered

The Championship Committee of the World Boxing Association has made a decision to elevate minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler of South Africa to the status of "super champion." ...Read More

Hekkie Budler Defends New WBA Crown against Rojas on March 19

SOUTH Africa’s Hekkie Budler will make the first defence of his newly acquired WBA super mini-flyweight title against Nicaraguan Bryon Rojas at Emperors Palace, SA on March 19. ...Read More

Hekkie Budler Tested Tough, Retains Over Khonco

Hekkie Budler won one of the most memorable fights in recent years in South Africa when he beat Simphiwe Khonco on points on Saturday night. The WBA and IBO minimumweight champion won the battle at...Read More

Hekkie Budler Defends Against Khonco on September 19

Hekkie Budler will defend his WBA and IBO minimumweight titles against Simphiwe Khonco on September 19. The two South Africans will clash at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park in a Golden Gloves Pro...Read More

Budler-Takayama Unification Eyed For 11/6, Monte Carlo

Assuming all goes well in their upcoming bouts, Hekkie Budler and Katsunari Takayama appear on course for a strawweight unification bout later this year. Outspoken promoter Rodney Berman—who guide...Read More

Budler Eyes Takayama Clash, Strawweight Supremacy

The still relatively brief history of the strawweight division has yet to include an undisputed World champion, or any of its previous unified titlists retaining their titles – or even remaining in th...Read More

Budler-Silvestre: BoxingScene.com Staff Predictions

Even without the news of “THE fight” finally happening, the strawweight title fight between Hekkie Budler and Jesus Silvestre was always destined to get lost in the shuffle. Elsewhere in Europe, reign...Read More

Golovkin Batters Murray In 11th Round Stoppage

In the opening fight of a four-bout Monaco boxing card, heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury improved his record to 15-0, with 8 KOs, after a hard-fought unanimous decision over heavily tattooed Ukrainian...Read More

Murray: Golovkin is Not Unbeatable, No Fear of Him

Hekkie Budler and Martin Murray are fighting fit ahead of this month’s big showdowns in Monte Carlo. Budler defends his WBA and IBO titles against number one contender Jesus Silvestre and Murray ch...Read More

Golovkin-Murray: Hekkie Budler Faces Jesus Silvestre

Promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves has announced that WBA/IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler (27-1, 9KOs) will defend his titles against mandatory challenger and former interim-champion Jesus...Read More

Hekkie Budler Emerges as Shining Light in South Africa

Johannesburg – Nuggety WBA and IBO champion Hekkie Budler has emerged as a shining light in the morass that has seen South African boxing slip further into an administrative mire during 2014. Budle...Read More

Budler-Silvestre Showdown is Ordered By The WBA

The World Boxing Association has ordered the minimum 105-pound champion, Hekkie Budler (27-1, 9KOs) and his team to negotiate his fight mandatory against Jesus Silvestre (30-5, 22KOs) as indicated by ...Read More

Who's The Champ vs. Who's The Best - Part II

The first part of this series examined the heavyweight division, the easiest riddle to solve at the moment. Wladimir Klitschko is the champ, the best heavyweight in the world, and not going anywhere a...Read More

Caballero Beats Hall For Title: Alvarez Stops Liebenberg

Monaco - WBO/IBF #1 ranked bantamweight Randy Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) of Indio, California, is the new IBF 118lb champion following a spirited effort against ex-champion Stuey Hall (16-4-2, 7 KOs) in...Read More

Martin Murray, Hekkie Budler Headed in Bigger Directions?

by Cliff Rold - It must have been horrible in the days before the internet. Hardcore fight fans for years read about fights overseas. They only saw bits of the action. Fighters like Roberto Duran...Read More