Review: 2014-06-21, something good in the last part of the fight but it is not enough to get three stars: Hekkie Budler vs Pigmy Kokietgym gets two. Hekkie Budler entered this fight with a record of 25-1-0 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Katsunari Takayama), he suffered his only defeat (via split decision) in 2011 when he faced Gideon Buthelezi for the IBO light flyweight title, since then he moved down in weight class to the minimumweight division winning eight consecutive bouts.
His opponent, Pigmy Kokietgym, has a record of 52-6-2 (22 knockouts) and he entered as the No.25 in the same weight class, he already had a world title shot in 2010 but he lost to Kwanthai Sithmorseng (via split decision), after that bout he has collected ten consecutives victories. Budler vs Kokietgym is valid for the IBO and WBA minimumweight titles; undercard of Martin Murray vs Max Bursak. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: IBO and WBA World minimumweight titles
Budler’s next fight: Hekkie Budler vs Xiong Zhao Zhong
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