Nick Gordon
1 minute read
15 Aug 2014
6:28 am

Local boxers take on international contenders

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: Ryno Liebenberg (Red trunks) celebrates during the Light heavyweight bout between Ryno Liebenberg (Red truncks) and Gabriel Aturo Ramirez (White and light blue truncks) at Emperor's Palace on August 31, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/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 Ryno Liebenberg, fresh off an impressive win over the rugged Denis Grachev on the weekend, will 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