Hekkie Budler Record & Stats

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
“The Hexecutioner”
May 18, 1988
Jul 5, 2007
Title Fights
11 (27.5%)
160 cm
165 cm
Ape Index
5 cm
Last Fight
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      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. Budler made his professional boxing debut at the age of 19, on July 5, 2007. He is a two-weight-class world champion.

      Hekkie Budler Record

      16 years and two months into his professional boxing career, Hekkie Budler has fought 40 times with 35 wins and 5 losses. As of September 2023, Budler's boxing record stands at 35-5 (11 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

      Following is a tabular list of Budler's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos, and his next fight — refer to "All of Hekkie Budler's fights".

      Total Fights40
      KO Wins11
      Total Title Wins4
      Title Defenses4
      Title-Fight KO Wins2
      Losses via KO2
      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

      World Titles

      Budler is a two-weight-division world champion. He has held four world titles, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest three were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      Light-flyweightWBA, IBF, The Ring


      Hekkie Budler is 160 cm tall (5' 2.99") with a reach of 165 cm (5' 4.96"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 5 cm (1.97").

      Budler has a 27.5% KO rate. Of his total 11 KO wins, eight were in the early rounds and three in the mid rounds. He has five first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Hekkie 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.

      Budler 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.

      He 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 "Hekkie Budler World Titles".

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

      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.

      Career Highlights

      Budler has fought a total of 40 times till today, which includes 10 world-title fights at two weight divisions — light-flyweight and strawweight. 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.


      Fight Recommendations

      If you are interested in Budler's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.

      1. Hekkie Budler defeats Ryoichi Taguchi via 12-round unanimous decision
      2. Hekkie Budler loses to Milan Melindo via 12-round split decision
      3. Hekkie Budler loses to Kenshiro Teraji via 9th round TKO
      4. Hekkie Budler loses to Hiroto Kyoguchi via 10th round TKO
      5. Hekkie Budler defeats Elwin Soto via 12-round unanimous decision
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