Nick Gordon
1 minute read
14 Aug 2014
3:38 pm

Hekkie and Ryno head for Monte Carlo

Nick Gordon

Given their recent performances, it comes as no surprise that both Hekkie Budler and his stablemate Ryno Liebenberg are being featured abroad in their next outings.

FILE PICTURE: Hekkie Budler. Picture: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images

Budler, a unified world champion with the WBA and IBO belts around his waist, will step into the ring to take on former champion Xiong Zhao Zhong of China as part of the “Title Tornado” bill in Monte Carlo on October 25.

Making the announcement earlier today, Golden Gloves boss Rodney Berman also unveiled a plan for Liebenberg, fresh off an impressive win over the rugged Denis Grachev on the weekend, to take on Eleider Alvarez on the same bill.

The two bouts will form part of a card that will be headlined by middleweight world title contender Englishman Martin Murray as he looks to move towards fulfilling his promise by taking on Italy’s Domenico Spada while Stuart Hall will be the other British participant on the card when he meets Randy Caballero for the vacant IBF bantamweight title.