Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Jr Flyweight
Who won Teraji vs Budler?
Kenshiro Teraji beat Hekkie Budler by technical knockout in the 9th round on Monday 18th September 2023 at Ariake Arena in Koto-Ku.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Jr Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 108 pounds (7.7 stone or 49 KG).
This contest was for the unified jr flyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBC & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Junto Nakatani beat Argi Cortes for the WBO World Junior Bantamweight championship and Giemel Magramo was overcome by Anthony Olascuaga.
Teraji vs Budler stats
Back in September 2023, Kenshiro Teraji stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Hekkie Budler made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Kenshiro Teraji was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Teraji had a height advantage of 2 inches over Budler. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Kenshiro Teraji & Hekkie Budler fought out of an orthodox stance.
Teraji was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 year later than Budler, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 157 less professional rounds, 174 to Budler's 331.
Hekkie Budler was ranked number 4 by the WBA and 1 by the WBC in the 108lb division.
Teraji vs Budler form
Teraji had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Anthony Olascuaga on 8th April 2023 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight and WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hiroto Kyoguchi on 1st November 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Light Flyweight and WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masamichi Yabuki on 19th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at City Gym, Kyoto.
Before that, he had been beaten by Masamichi Yabuki on 22nd September 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at City Gym, Kyoto.
He had won against Tetsuya Hisada on 24th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Light Flyweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Teraji's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Budler's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.3 rounds on average.
What time did Teraji vs Budler start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at Ariake Arena, Koto-Ku, Japan, which was 7:00 AM EST or 4:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Teraji vs Budler?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN+.
What were the odds on Teraji vs Budler?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any historical odds for Teraji vs Budler.
|Winner / Verdict
|% of users
|Kenshiro Teraji - KO
|Kenshiro Teraji - Decision
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