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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

Notes and Quotes From Monaco 'Title Tornado' Presser

High-riding middleweight Martin Murray of the UK says he plans to “do a job” on Domenico Spada on Saturday, using the opportunity to demonstrate that he is one of the best middleweight fighters in the...Read More

Budler-Zhong Clash Expected To Draw Huge TV Audience

Monaco/Johannesburg - When former world minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong challenges WBA and IBO champion Hekkie Budler in Monte Carlo on October 25, expectations are that 300 million Chinese wi...Read More

'Title Tornado' Card In Monaco To Air On Channel 5 In UK

In a major coup for UK boxing fans, the October 25 “Title Tornado” tournament in Monte Carlo, jointly headlined by the UK’s Martin Murray in a world title eliminator and Stuart Hall in a world title f...Read More

Caballero-Hall, Liebenberg-Alvarez, Budler-Zhong Set

Middleweight Martin Murray’s charge to the world championship will continue on another Golden Gloves bill that takes place in Monaco on October 25. The tournament will be staged at the glittering S...Read More

Budler Sees Takayama-Rodriguez as a 50-50 Fight

South African Hekkie Budler is a man on a mission to prove he’s the best strawweight in the world. Since outpointing his more celebrated countryman Nkosinathi Joyi last year he’s continued his ass...Read More