Hekkie Budler entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 27-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin); the only man who stopped Budler was Gideon Buthelezi in 2011 (via split decision), since then he has won ten consecutive bouts, the last one against Xiong Zhao Zhong (=Budler vs Zhong).
His opponent, Jesus Silvestre, has a record of 30-5-0 (22 knockouts) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class, he lost to Eduardo Martinez in 2014 but then he defeated Eduardo Cruz Munoz and Josue Vega. Budler vs Silvestre is valid for the WBA and IBO World minimumweight titles (both held by Budler); undercard of Gennady Golovkin vs Martin Murray. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: WBA and IBO World minimumweight titles
Budler’s previous fight: Hekkie Budler vs Xiong Zhao Zhong
Budler’s next fight: Hekkie Budler vs Simphiwe Khonco
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