Hekkie Budler entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 28-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin). Budler’s only loss occurred in 2011 when he faced Gideon Buthelezi (via split decision), since then he has won 11 consecutive fights beating Jesus Silvestre in his last one (=Budler vs Silvestre).
His opponent, Simphiwe Khonco, has a record of 15-4-0 (7 knockouts) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive defeats between 2009 and 2010 but since then he has collected nine victories. Budler vs Khonco is valid for the WBA and IBO World minimumweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: WBA and IBO World minimumweight titles
Budler’s previous fight: Hekkie Budler vs Jesus Silvestre
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