The world champion in two different weight classes Hekkie Budler entered this fight with a pro record of 32-3-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Ken Shiro). He lost to Milan Melindo last year (via split decision, Milan Melindo vs Hekkie Budler) but he came back to win in 2018 against Ryoichi Taguchi (Ryoichi Taguchi vs Hekkie Budler).
His opponent, the undefeated former Ibf minimumweight champ Hiroto Kyoguchi, has a perfect boxing record of 11-0-0 (8 knockouts) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. In his last three bouts he has won over Carlos Buitrago (Hiroto Kyoguchi vs Carlos Buitrago), Vince Paras (Hiroto Kyoguchi vs Vince Paras) and Tibo Monabesa. Budler vs Kyoguchi is valid for the WBA Super World light flyweight title (Budler’s first defense); undercard of Donnie Nietes vs Kazuto Ioka. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, China
Division: light flyweight (108 lbs, 49.0 kg)
Title: WBA Super World light flyweight title
Budler’s previous fight: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Hekkie Budler
Kyoguchi’s next fight: Hiroto Kyoguchi vs Tanawat Nakoon
Budler vs Kyoguchi full fight video:
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