Hekkie Budler Passes Up Opportunity To Face Buitrago, Karluis Diaz Named As Opponent


    WBA minimum weight champion Hekkie Budler (24-1, 7 KO’s) of South Africa has decided to pass up a fight with Nicaragua’s Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago and have decided to take on Karluis Diaz (21-4, 14 KO’s) of Colombia.

    According to Budler’s trainer Colin Nathan they are looking for a tough, entertaining fight and they believe that Diaz will give that to them.

    “He’s a decent puncher,” said Nathan. While he has a few losses, they have come at the highest level. We need a good fight and Diaz will give us one.”

    Though Diaz may give them the type of fight they are in search of, a Buitrago fight would bring more risk and possibly a greater reward.