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Hekkie Budler's Trainer Picks Cuello To Beat Zhong

Hekkie Budler and his trainer will take a keen interest in a fight that takes place in Dubai on Friday night.

Colin Nathan, who trains Budler, expects Denver Cuello to beat Xiong Zhao Zhong and take over the WBC minimumweight title. This could pave the way to a unification fight. Budler holds the IBO title.

Nathan feels Cuello, who is from the Philippines, can beat the Chinese star but says the result could go either way.

"I think the champion is on borrowed time. Cuello is a good fighter who has been the No 1 contender for some time, and he wants it more than the champion," Nathan said this week.

"Cuello would come into the fight as a favourite, and has a good chance of winning, but both fighters are inconsistent. If Xiong wins it would not shock me."

Xiong, the first boxer from China to win a “world” title, is making his first defence since taking the belt from Javier Martinez Resendiz last year.

Cuello is on a 12-fight winning streak but it is his first fight for a “world” title.

Nathan said Budler was ready for a unification bout and was confident he could beat anyone in his division. Budler retained his IBO belt when he beat former IBF champion Nkosinathi Joyi recently.

"I have no doubt that Hekkie is getting better and better with each and every fight," Nathan said. "Raising our game now is crucial to stay on top. Complacency is a killer, so keeping to the nuts and bolts is important. We are working on his defence and keeping him focused."

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