Trevor Cramer
Senior sports sub-editor
3 minute read
10 Apr 2020
1:11 pm

‘I will be world champ again’

Trevor Cramer

Former multiple world title-holder Hekkie 'The Hexecutioner' Budler comes out firing with a very bold prediction.

Hekkie Budler. Photo: Gallo Images.

Former multiple mini-flyweight world champion Hekkie Budler is adamant that when life returns to some normality after the coronavirus shutdown, he will become a world champion again. The popular 31-year-old South African, trained by Colin Nathan at the MTK Africa/Hotbox gym in Johannesburg, last fought on 31 December 2018 when he fell to a 10th round technical knockout defeat by WBA junior-flyweight top dog Hiroto Kyoguchi in Macao. Budler said he was advised at the time to take an extended break and then plot his next move. His career relaunch was scheduled in Kazakhstan in December last year, but that...