SATURDAY was a busy and entertaining day for Mike and Mathew de Kock, who were guests of Bob Yearham at Emperors Palace Casino for a boxing tournament after racing at Turffontein.
Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep.
Here is Mike and Mathew with former WBA and IBO unified minimumweight champion, Hekkie Budler, who won the vacant WBA Pan African junior flyweight title when he outscored Siyabonga Siyo over 12 rounds.
In another fight on the night, Kevin Lerena won the Super Four Cruiserweight final on a majority 10-round points decision against undefeated Micki Nielsen of Denmark.
“I can”t believe how such a light man can pack such a punch,” said Mike about Hekkie Budler, who weighs 48,9kg. At weights, one can only imagine the kind of punch Mike himself will be able to wield.