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Hekkie Budler









If you are a fan of the sport of boxing, chances are you have heard of Hekkie Budler. With 20 years of experience as a professional boxer, Budler has made quite a name for himself in the sport, with an impressive record of 34 wins and only 4 losses. In this article, we will dive deep into his career, looking at his greatest achievements, his biggest challenges, and what makes him the boxer he is today.

Budler made his professional debut in 2007, at the young age of 19, against Michael Sediane. Despite his lack of experience, he managed to defeat Sediane in the first round via TKO. This would be the start of a string of 16 consecutive victories for Budler, including four wins via stoppage.

It wasn't until 2014, however, that Budler would have his first world title fight. After 25 professional fights, he faced off against Karluis Diaz for the strawweight WBA (vacant) title. In what was a stunning performance, Budler managed to defeat Diaz via 1st round KO, becoming the strawweight champion of the world.

This would only be the beginning of Budler's incredible career, as he went on to win four world titles at two different weight classes. One of his greatest achievements came in 2018 when he became a unified light-flyweight world champion by beating Ryoichi Taguchi via 12 round unanimous decision, holding the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring light-flyweight world-champion belts.

Budler's greatest strengths as a boxer are his incredible speed and ability to outmaneuver his opponents. He is known for his skillful footwork and quick hands, which allows him to throw punches quickly and efficiently while also dodging his opponent's counterattacks. These traits have helped him win many of his fights and have made him one of the most exciting boxers to watch in the sport today.

However, despite his impressive record, Budler has had his share of setbacks throughout his career. He has suffered four losses in total, three of which came in title bouts. His first defeat came in 2011 against Gideon Buthelezi via 12 round split-decision, ending his 17-fight win streak. He has also been stopped once, losing via knockout.

Despite these setbacks, Budler remains one of the top-ranked boxers in his weight class, with an impressive record that speaks for itself. His most recent fight was a non-title bout against Mexican boxer Elwin Soto, which he won via unanimous decision in June 2022.

In conclusion, Hekkie Budler is a fighter who has made a name for himself in the sport of boxing, with an impressive record of 34 wins and only 4 losses. His ability to outmaneuver opponents and his quick hands have helped him win many of his fights, including several world titles at two weight classes. While he has faced his share of setbacks throughout his career, he has always managed to bounce back, cementing his place as one of the top-ranked boxers in the sport today.

Hekkie Budler Fight Record

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
38 Jun 25, 2022 34 Elwin Soto Win UD
37 May 22, 2021 33 Jonathan Almacen Win UD
36 Dec 31, 2018 30 Hiroto Kyoguchi Loss TKO10
35 May 20, 2018 30 Ryoichi Taguchi Win UD
34 Sep 16, 2017 29 Milan Melindo Loss SD
33 Feb 4, 2017 28 Joey Canoy Win RTD8
32 Oct 22, 2016 28 Siyabonga Siyo Win UD
31 Mar 19, 2016 27 Byron Rojas Loss UD
30 Sep 19, 2015 27 Simphiwe Khonco Win UD
29 Feb 21, 2015 26 Jesús Silvestre Win UD
28 Oct 25, 2014 26 Xiong Chaozhong Win UD
27 Jun 21, 2014 26 Vicha Phulaikaw Win KO8
26 Mar 1, 2014 25 Karluis Diaz Win KO1
25 Nov 9, 2013 25 Hugo Hernan Verchelli Win TKO4
24 Jun 15, 2013 25 Nkosinathi Joyi Win SD
23 Feb 16, 2013 24 Renan Trongco Win UD
22 Sep 22, 2012 24 Florante Condes Win UD
21 Mar 26, 2012 23 Shamila Kortman Win UD
20 Sep 24, 2011 23 Michael Landero Win UD
19 May 29, 2011 23 Luyanda Nkwankwa Win KO4
18 Jan 27, 2011 22 Gideon Buthelezi Loss SD
17 Aug 14, 2010 22 Evaristo Primero Win SD
16 Jun 19, 2010 22 Juanito Rubillar Win SD
15 Feb 27, 2010 21 Juanito Rubillar Win MD
14 Oct 31, 2009 21 Motswaki Moselesele Win KO1
13 Sep 29, 2009 21 Doctor Ntsele Win UD
12 Jul 11, 2009 21 Khanyakude Mukansi Win UD
11 Apr 2, 2009 20 Charity Mukondeleli Win PTS
10 Nov 29, 2008 20 Ronald Parks Win PTS
9 Sep 13, 2008 20 Dalisizwe Komani Win TKO6
8 Jul 15, 2008 20 Ronald Parks Win PTS
7 May 30, 2008 20 Loyiso Ngantweni Win PTS
6 Apr 29, 2008 19 Khanyakude Mukansi Win PTS
5 Feb 2, 2008 19 Sibusiso Twani Win PTS
4 Dec 28, 2007 19 Mario Gaxiola Win UD
3 Nov 12, 2007 19 Sibusiso Ngqalathi Win TKO2
2 Sep 17, 2007 19 Petros Mahlangu Win TKO1
1 Jul 5, 2007 19 Michael Sediane Win TKO1