Philippines, 29 Feb 2024
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Florante Condes Challenges Hekkie Budler For the IBO Minimunweight World Title in South Africa


PhilBoxing.com





One more big shot at stardom for "The Little Pacquiao."

Former IBF world champ Florante Condes, aka "The Little Pacquiao" of Looc, Romblon (LEFT) comes back to the ring with the tough mission to challenge champion Hekkie Budler for the IBO minimumweight world title on September 22 at the Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, confirmed today international matchmaker Brico Santig of Highland Boxing.

"After months away from boxing, Condes will fight for the IBO world title in South Africa. It's not easy fight, but it's also a great chance for Condes to become a world champion again. So he has been training hard at the Highland Gym in La Trinidad, Benguet, with trainer former Filipino champ Alan Alegria," said Santig to Philboxing.

In preparation for his coming big battle, Condes has already completed a month of rigorous training, which has included effective sparring sessions with stablemates Alvin Bais, Mateo Handig, Roilo Golez, Jay Estremos and Rey Megrino.

In his last fight in June of last year in Bangkok, Florante Condes lost a 12-round unanimous decision to undefeated thai Wanheng Menayothin (23-0, 7KO's).

Then, a minor accident while playing basketball kept "The Little Pacquiao" out of the ring for nearly a year.

"But now everything is OK, the long rest was good for Condes and his daily sparring sessions are really getting him in top shape," shared Santig whose boxing promotions company is based in La Trinidad.

Despite the inactivity, Santig and trainer Alegria are confident that the veteran 32-year-old Florante Condes has the experience, will and boxing talent required to grab the championship belt from the fresher South African world champ Hekkie Budler, eight years younger than Condes, who will be making the first defense of his world title.

Hekkie Budler (20-1, 6KO's) won the vacant IBO minimumweight (105 lbs) belt in a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Filipino Michael Landero in September of last year in Kempton Park, South Africa.

Prior to that success, Budler was the IBO light flyweight (108 lbs) world champ, a vacant title that he won from filipino Juanito Rubillar in February of 2010.

Florante Condes (25-6-1, 21KO's), will be assisted in his IBO title fight against Budler by cornermen Apolinar Valencia and Brico Santig.

The trio will travel to South Africa on September 15.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Carlos Costa.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Top Rank Presents World Title Doubleheader: Otabek Kholmatov vs. Raymond Ford Luis Alberto Lopez vs. Reiya Abe
    , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • Puncher from the Past: 'Irish' Joey Archer
    By Eric Armit, , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • Toshihiko Era, Angelina Lukas, Ben Innes, Ibrahim Chabane Make Weight for Highland Boxing Show in Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • Double Heavy Duty: Jared Anderson-Ryad Merhy & Efe Ajagba-Guido Vianello Heavyweight Doubleheader Confirmed for April 13 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas & LIVE on ESPN
    , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • Sumpter brothers fighting together again on “Pandemonium at the Palladium 3” card
    , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • From 176 to 162: Niño Alcantara Rises Yet Again in the World Tennis Rankings
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • ARAW NETFEST: Padao-Lim, Trumpeta-Mainar are top seeds
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • 4 Division World Champion & Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez Confirmed for Seventh Annual Box Fan Expo, During Cinco De Mayo Weekend, Saturday May 4, in Las Vegas
    , Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • Jayson Vayson vs Takeru Inoue 4.21 for WBO Asia 108 in Osaka, Japan!
    By Carlos Costa, , Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • Diaz returns to face Scott March 2 in Puerto Rico
    , Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • Pinoys lined up for title shots
    By Joaquin Henson, , Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • HANEY VS. GARCIA NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • Pueblo to host Paris 2024 Olympic Games preview at 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational
    , Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • Undefeated Prospect Khalid Twaiti Looks to Make a Name for Himself in Super Bantamweight Division
    , Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • SPORTS FACTS AND FIGURES 53: RYAN GARCIA SAYS HE WILL BRING IN THE FANS DURING DEVIN HANEY FIGHT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • Malaysia's Douglas Lee Ready for Action in Highland's "Rising Stars" Show at SpacePlus in Bangkok
    , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • Aussie Fighters Bidding to Challenge Japanese Boxing Hegemony in Asia
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • Jerwin reveals weigh-in ordeal
    By Joaquin Henson, , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • LAS VEGAS 2024: Chou and Chang, the new Apex Mixed Doubles champions
    , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • European Open Championship Returns For Third Year In Fulda, Germany
    , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • David Morrell Jr. Assess Edgar Berlanga "I'll Knock Him Out in One Round"
    , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • Military veteran Kevin “Big Gulp” Nagle Improves to 7-0 with 7 KOs headlining “Fight Night at the Vets Club”
    , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • Moroccan super featherweight Jaouad Belmehdi embodies spirit of the “Rising Stars Arabia” pro boxing series
    , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • 1st Mindanao Open Stage Magic competition
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • PSME Hosts The D'Engineers Cup Golf Tournament for PTC World Engineering Day 2024
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 27 Feb 2024




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2024 philboxing.com.