Review: 2014-10-25, pretty good fight between Hekkie Budler and Xiong Zhao Zhong: it gets three stars. Hekkie Budler entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 26-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Francisco Rodriguez Jr); he suffered his only defeat in 2011 when he faced Gideon Buthelezi for the Ibo light-Flw title, since then he has moved down in weight class winning nine consecutive fights.
His opponent, Xiong Zhao Zhong, has an official record of 24-5-1 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class, he has already fought three times in 2014 but he was defeated by Oswaldo Novoa in his first bout of the year (losing his Wbc world belt Zhong vs Novoa) and then he won two fights. Budler vs Zhong is valid for the WBA and IBO World minimumweight titles (both held by Budler); undercard of Martin Murray vs Domenico Spada. 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 Pigmy Kokietgym
Budler’s next fight: Hekkie Budler vs Jesus Silvestre
Zhong’s next fight: Xiong Zhao Zhong vs Hiroya Yamamoto
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