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Soto vs Budler results: Hekkie Budler upsets Elwin Soto in Mexico

Veteran Hekkie Budler scored an upset over Elwin Soto tonight in Mexicali, Mexico, winning by unanimous decision on scores of 114-113 from all three judges, meaning that a 12th round knockdown gave Budler the fight. In all reality, Budler (34-4, 10 KO) simply won the bout, but the South African...
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Elwin Soto vs Hekkie Budler airs on ESPN+ this weekend

Two former world champions will battle for one more shot at title glory. Mexico’s Elwin “La Pulga” Soto and South African two-weight world champion Hekkie “The Hexecutioner” Budler will collide in a 12-round WBC light flyweight title eliminator this Saturday, June 25, at Palenque Fex in Mexicali, Mexico.
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Hekkie Budler: I'm Convinced That I'll Beat Elwin Soto, Ruin The Party

Two former world champions will battle for one more shot at title glory. Mexico’s Elwin “La Pulga” Soto and South African two-weight world champion Hekkie “The Hexecutioner” Budler will collide in a 12-round WBC light flyweight title eliminator this Saturday, June 25, at Palenque Fex in Mexicali, Mexico.
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Hekkie Budler faces a tough task in Mexico

South Africa’s Hector “Hekkie” Budler, a former two-weight world champion, faces a tough task when he meets former WBO light flyweight champion Elwin Soto of Mexico at the Palenque Fex in Mexicali, Mexico over 12 rounds on Saturday. The 34-year-old Budler (33-4, 10 KOs) has had an...
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Hekkie Budler: I believe I have enough to win another world title, maybe two

Former unified junior flyweight titleholder Hekkie Budler will go into the lion’s den when he faces former WBO titlist Elwin Soto at the Palenque Fex, Mexicali, Mexico on Saturday. Budler, who is rated No. 5 by The Ring at 108-pounds, sits one place behind Soto and is looking forward...
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Elwin Soto vs Hekkie Budler set for June 25 in Mexico

Former titleholders Elwin Soto and Hekkie Budler are set to meet on June 25 in Mexicali, Mexico, Zanfer Boxing have announced. Soto (19-2, 13 KO) won the WBO junior flyweight title in 2019, scoring a controversial 12th round stoppage over Angel “Tito” Acosta. He made successful defenses against Carlos Buitrago and Katsunari Takayama in 2020 and 2021, then lost the belt in a split decision upset against Jonathan Gonzalez in Oct. 2021.
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Elwin Soto to face Hekkie Budler in WBC eliminator on June 25

Junior flyweight contenders Elwin Soto and Hekkie Budler will square off on June 25, Zanfer Boxing announced. The 12-round WBC world title elimination bout will take place at the Palenque del FEX in Soto’s hometown of Mexicali, Mexico and will likely air live throughout Mexico on TV Azteca. The...