Home cooking costs brave Budler

Milan Melindo threads home an uppercut against Hekkie Budler earlier. Pic: Courtesy @RapplerSports

Hekkie Budler did everything that was asked of him, but there’s no accounting for home cooking, as he discovered in dropping a split points decision loss to IBF light-flyweight champion Milan Melindo in the Philippines on Saturday. Continue reading

Lerena v Kalenga: a neutral view

Kevin Lerena, here with Jeff Ellis and Rodney Berman. Pic: Nick Lourens

Everyone is entitled to their opinion on a boxing fight, but some of the nonsense spouted in the wake of Kevin Lerena’s win over Youri Kalenga last weekend was beyond the pale. Here, then, is the authoritative view of veteran Eric Armit, an internationally renowned historian, writer and boxing official from the UK. Continue reading