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Hekkie Budler Record

35-5
Total Fights40
Wins35
Losses5
Draws0
No-Contests0
Title Wins4
Title Defenses4
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins11
KO Losses2
Hekkie Budler Record & Stats
Hekkie Budler's Record
Hekkie Budler's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Hekkie Budler's boxing record?

      16 years and two months into his professional boxing career, Hekkie Budler has fought 40 times with 35 wins and 5 losses.

      Budler's boxing record is currently 35-5, which includes four world-title wins and four successful title defense fights at the strawweight weight division. He has a 27.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 11 of his total 40 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Budler has lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 9th round TKO defeat to Kenshiro Teraji on September 18, 2023. Budler was fighting for the light-flyweight WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring titles. He is on a one-fight losing streak.

      Some of Budler's best fights and notable victories include wins over Ryoichi Taguchi, Karluis Diaz, Vicha Phulaikaw, Simphiwe Khonco, Elwin Soto, Jesús Silvestre, and Xiong Chaozhong.

      #DateAgeOpponentResVia
      40Sep 18, 202335Kenshiro TerajiLoss *TKO9
      39May 5, 202334Wichet SengprakhonWinKO1
      38Jun 25, 202234Elwin SotoWinUD
      37May 22, 202133Jonathan AlmacenWinUD
      36Dec 31, 201830Hiroto KyoguchiLoss *TKO10
      35May 20, 201830Ryoichi TaguchiWin *UD
      34Sep 16, 201729Milan MelindoLoss *SD
      33Feb 4, 201728Joey CanoyWinRTD8
      32Oct 22, 201628Siyabonga SiyoWinUD
      31Mar 19, 201627Byron RojasLoss *UD
      30Sep 19, 201527Simphiwe KhoncoWin *UD
      29Feb 21, 201526Jesús SilvestreWin *UD
      28Oct 25, 201426Xiong ChaozhongWin *UD
      27Jun 21, 201426Vicha PhulaikawWin *KO8
      26Mar 1, 201425Karluis DiazWin *KO1
      25Nov 9, 201325Hugo Hernan VerchelliWinTKO4
      24Jun 15, 201325Nkosinathi JoyiWinSD
      23Feb 16, 201324Renan TrongcoWinUD
      22Sep 22, 201224Florante CondesWinUD
      21Mar 26, 201223Shamila KortmanWinUD
      20Sep 24, 201123Michael LanderoWinUD
      19May 29, 201123Luyanda NkwankwaWinKO4
      18Jan 27, 201122Gideon ButheleziLossSD
      17Aug 14, 201022Evaristo PrimeroWinSD
      16Jun 19, 201022Juanito RubillarWinSD
      15Feb 27, 201021Juanito RubillarWinMD
      14Oct 31, 200921Motswaki MoseleseleWinKO1
      13Sep 29, 200921Doctor NtseleWinUD
      12Jul 11, 200921Khanyakude MukansiWinUD
      11Apr 2, 200920Charity MukondeleliWinPTS
      10Nov 29, 200820Ronald ParksWinPTS
      9Sep 13, 200820Dalisizwe KomaniWinTKO6
      8Jul 15, 200820Ronald ParksWinPTS
      7May 30, 200820Loyiso NgantweniWinPTS
      6Apr 29, 200819Khanyakude MukansiWinPTS
      5Feb 2, 200819Sibusiso TwaniWinPTS
      4Dec 28, 200719Mario GaxiolaWinUD
      3Nov 12, 200719Sibusiso NgqalathiWinTKO2
      2Sep 17, 200719Petros MahlanguWinTKO1
      1Jul 5, 200719Michael SedianeWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Hekkie Budler (The Hexecutioner) is a 35-year old South African professional boxer. He was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa on May 18, 1988. He is a two-weight-class world champion.

      Budler made his professional boxing debut against Michael Sediane at the age of 19 on July 5, 2007, defeating Sediane via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 16 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on March 1, 2014 after 25 professional fights, against Karluis Diaz for the strawweight WBA (vacant) title. He defeated Diaz via 1st round KO to become the strawweight champion of the world.

      Hekkie Budler is a one-time unified light-flyweight world champion, and has won four world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Budler's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Budler has had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career so far.

      His most recent fight was on September 18, 2023 against Japanese boxer Kenshiro Teraji for Teraji's light-flyweight WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring titles. Budler lost the fight via 9th round TKO. It's been 7 months and 5 days since this fight.

      Championships

      Budler has had a total of 10 world-title fights till today, which includes winning four world titles and four successful title defenses. He won six of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Hekkie Budler has fought for world titles in four fights and won two of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. Till today, he has won four belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 20, 2018^Ryoichi TaguchiLight-flyweightWBA (Super), IBF, The RingUD
      Mar 1, 2014Karluis DiazStrawweightWBA*KO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Hekkie Budler has had six world-title defense fights across two weight classes — strawweight (x5) and light-flyweight. He won four of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 19, 2015Simphiwe KhoncoStrawweightWBAUD
      Feb 21, 2015Jesús SilvestreStrawweightWBAUD
      Oct 25, 2014Xiong ChaozhongStrawweightWBAUD
      Jun 21, 2014Vicha PhulaikawStrawweightWBAKO

      Title Losses

      Hekkie Budler has lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Dec 31, 2018Hiroto KyoguchiLight-flyweightWBA (Super), The RingTKO
      Mar 19, 2016Byron RojasStrawweightWBAUD

      Highlights

      Budler has fought a total of 40 times till today, which includes 10 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He has put on some very good performances in these fights. These three fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 1, 2014: Budler wins his first world title by defeating Karluis Diaz via 1st round KO. He is now the WBA strawweight world champion.

      • May 20, 2018: Budler becomes a unified light-flyweight world champion by beating Ryoichi Taguchi via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring light-flyweight world-champion belts.

      • June 25, 2022: Hekkie Budler beats Elwin Soto via 12th round unanimous decision.

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