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Milan Melindo vs. Hekkie Budler on September 16 in Cebu

CEBU, Philippines - IBF junior flyweight world champion Milan "El Metodico" Melindo (36-2, 13 KO's) of the Philippines is set to make the first defense of his recently acquired world title against So...Read More

Mikey Garcia Rises at 135: BoxingScene Ratings Update

Lightweight: Mike Garcia returns to the ratings for the first time in well more than a year. In the second fight of his comeback, after being shelved by contract matters, he obliterated a tough oppone...Read More

Hekkie Budler Captures IBO Crown With Stoppage of Joey Canoy

Hekkie Budler delivered a masterclass performance to capture his fourth world title when he defeated Joey Canoy via an eighth-round TKO at Emperors Palace on Saturday night. ...Read More

Hekkie Budler is Not Underestimating The Danger of Canoy

Johannesburg - Hekkie Budler hopes 2017 brings him early success when he fights Filipino Joey Canoy at Emperors Palace on February 4. The straw-weight’s fight with Canoy will only be the second for Bu...Read More

Hekkie Budler Set To Face Joey Canoy For Vacant IBO Belt, Feb. 4

Last October at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, South Africa, former WBA/IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler (29-2, 9KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since his shocking March 2016 up...Read More

Kevin Lerena Edges Micki Nielsen: Budler, Van Heerden Win

Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa - In the final fight of the Super Four Cruiserweight tournament, Kevin Lerena (16-1, 8KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over previously und...Read More

Hekkie Budler Aims To Bounce Back at Kempton Park

Seven months after losing his world title bout, Hekkie Budler returns to the ring Saturday night. Budler will face Siyabongo Siyo in a 10 round bout at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, South Africa....Read More

Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top

Now into his ninth year as a pro boxer, Hekkie Budler has learned to accept many of the truths of the fight game. One of them is that winning and losing are immutable facts....Read More

Hekkie Budler Ring Return is Scheduled For October 22

Former WBA 'super' and IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler is scheduled to return to action at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on October 22 against Siyabongo Siyo from Duncan Village in the Ea...Read More

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