South African Hekkie Budler arrived in Japan this Sunday for his fight next Monday, September 18, against World Boxing Association (WBA) Men’s Bantamweight champion Kenshiro Teraji.
Budler will have a week of adaptation on Japanese soil, something very important to be at one hundred percent and be able to give a great fight to Teraji, who also owns the WBC belt. The 35-year-old African has been world champion and is one of the best fighters in his country, so he arrives with great motivation.
“This is why I have come to Japan. I recognize that Teraji is a legendary boxer and flawless in his boxing that is endowed with power. Leading up to this fight against Kenshiro, I dedicated myself to a hard running camp for 15 weeks to be able to defeat Teraji by 12-round decision,” Budler said in a press release from Hidao Adachi.
Now only the final details remain for the visiting fighter, who must make a weight of 108 pounds to be cleared for next week’s fight.
For his part, Teraji keeps working and at the end of last week he did a public training session in which he spoke to the media and assured that he feels in great shape for the fight.