Melindo vs Budler unification bout to be held in Cebu


Filipino IBF World Light flyweight Champion El Metodico Melindo is set to face the IBO world light flyweight champion Hekkie Budler on September 16, 2017.


The fight is already posted by boxrec.com, and it will be a unification bout probably to be announced as the Pinoy Pride 42.

Melindo is scheduled to defend his title for the first time. There will be a lot of pressure for Melindo for sure because Hekkie Budler is a legit world champion since 2010.

Hekkie Budler defeated a lot of notable fighters including Florante Condes, Jesus Silvestre, Nkosinathi Joyi, Byron Rojas and more.

With a record of 31W(10KO)-2L the South African fighter is currently the IBO world champion and also a former world minimumweight champion. He is currently ranked no. 6th in the world where the Filipino IBF Champion is at 3rd.

Melindo showed improvement in his last fight when he stopped the Japanese fighter Akira Yaegashi in the 1st round. It was an easy fight for Melindo. He puts down the Japanese 3 times in the 1st to claim the regular IBF belt.

Melindo vs Budler will be probably held at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.