Budler back in the ring

HEKKIE "Hexecutioner" Budler will be back in action on October 31, his trainer and manager Colin Nathan confirmed yesterday.

HEKKIE "Hexecutioner" Budler will be back in action on October 31, his trainer and manager Colin Nathan confirmed yesterday.

"The kid is young, ambitious, dedicated, disciplined and hard-working. So it makes sense to keep him busy," Nathan said yesterday.

He said Budler will defend the IBO All Africa junior flyweight belt against Motswake Moselesele at Emperors Palace.

Nothing is known about Moselesele except that he was defeated by SA junior flyweight champion Mfundo Gwayana on November 1 last year.

That was his first defeat against five wins. According to BoxRec, which updates all boxers' records, Moselesele has not fought since.

Budler has an unblemished record in 12 fights.

"I have no idea who I will fight," said the whirlwind performer from Newlands.

"I don't care. Preparing for someone I did not know has never been a problem to me because I believe in hard training so as to be well conditioned.

"I also spar with different partners."

Budler, 21, fought beautifully in his points victory over the tough Doctor Ntsele last month - his first defence of the IBO All Africa junior flyweight title.

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