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Frans Botha

W L D
48 11 3
29 KOs 9 KOs
last 6


bouts 63
rounds 367
KOs 46%
 
global ID 3307
US ID025856
birth nameFrancois Johannes Botha
aliasThe White Buffalo
born 1968-09-28
debut1990-02-11 / age 21
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
reach
74″   /   188cm
residence
Newport Beach, California, USA
birth place
Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2014-03-15
257½Andrzej Wawrzyk240¾28 1 0
Hotel Arlamow, Arlamow, Poland
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:56   referee: Leszek Jankowiak   judges: Robert Gortat 37-39, Wlodzimierz Gulc 37-39, Olena Pobyvailo 39-37
vacant Republic of Poland International heavyweight title (supervisor: Krzysztof Krasnicki)
2013-06-13
256¾Joseph Parker226¾5 0 0
The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
LTKO2/8
 L 
TKO
2/8
  
time: 2:32   referee: Brad Vocale   judges: Carrick Belton 9-10, Kylie Bell 9-10, Gary Searle 9-10
2013-02-08
254Sonny Bill Williams2365 0 0
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland, Australia
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Kettlewell   judges: Adam Height 91-97, Steve Marshall 91-97, Alan Moore 94-98
vacant WBA International heavyweight title
Botha deducted a point in round 9 for hitting after the break. Williams deducted a point in round 10 for continuous holding.
2012-09-07
275¼Francesco Pianeta242½26 0 1
RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Muelheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Juergen Langos 90-100   judges: Oliver Brien 92-99, Frank Michael Maass 93-97
2012-03-31
Carlos Takam24 1 0
Gymnase Jean Richepin, Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
LTKO11/12
 L 
TKO
11/12
  
referee: Lahcen Oumghar   judges: Jean-Francois ToupinSmail AlitoucheJean Francois Cannaert
WBO Africa heavyweight title (supervisor: Andrew Smale)
vacant World Boxing Federation International heavyweight title
2011-11-19
254Michael Grant251¼47 4 0
Monte Casino, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LKO12/12
 L 
KO
12/12
  
time: 2:23   referee: Ingo Barrabas   judges: Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 108-101, Glenn Feldman 107-102, Des Bloyd 106-103
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title (supervisor: Sergio Sotelo)
2011-06-04
263Flo Simba21710 0 0
Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:50   referee: Thabo Spampool
2010-04-10
250Evander Holyfield22042 10 2
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LTKO8/12
 L 
TKO
8/12
  
time: 0:55   referee: Russell Mora   judges: Herb Santos 64-69, Jerry Roth 67-66, Glenn Feldman 67-66
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title
Botha down in rd 8.
2009-10-24
252½Pedro Carrion266¾8 1 0
Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
DMD12/12
 D 
MD
12/12
  
referee: Ian John-Lewis   judges: Toni Tiberi 114-114, Matteo Fratini 115-115, Jean-Marcel Nartz 114-113
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title
2009-05-15
252½Timo Hoffmann254½38 6 1
Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
W SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
referee: Robert Verwijs   judges: Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 117-110, Matteo Fratini 114-113, Andreas Mueller 113-114
World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
Hoffmann down in round 11.
2009-02-06
268½Ron Guerrero239½20 15 3
Tlokwe Banquet Hall, Potchefstroom, North-West, South Africa
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Darryl Ribbink 118-114 117-111 117-110
vacant World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
2007-07-06
258Bob Mirovic265½28 18 2
Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, North-West, South Africa
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Wally Snowball   judges: Simphiwe Mbini 120-108, Edward Marshall 119-109, Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 120-107
interim World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
Interim Title
2002-07-27
233Clifford Etienne22424 1 0
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Elmo Adolph   judges: Paul Sita 95-93, Kenny Saintes 94-94, Barry Orgeron 94-94
2002-03-16
241½Wladimir Klitschko241¾37 1 0
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
LTKO8/12
 L 
TKO
8/12
  
time: 0:47   referee: Genaro Rodriguez   judges: John StewartMelvina LathanAxel Zielke
WBO World heavyweight title
2001-07-13
227Russell Chasteen29614 4 0
Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:36
2001-06-05
224David Bostice23725 3 1
Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Jay Nady   judges: Bill Graham 96-93, Dave Moretti 96-94, Jerry Roth 97-92
2001-03-16
223Joey Guy20227 5 0
Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:40   referee: Jay Nady
2000-11-02
241Tony LaRosa24232 19 0
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:56   referee: Kenny Chevalier
2000-07-15
237Lennox Lewis25036 1 1
New London Arena, Millwall, London, United Kingdom
LTKO2/12
 L 
TKO
2/12
  
time: 2:39   referee: Larry O'Connell   judges: Chuck Williams 9-10, Roy Francis 9-10, Al Bennett 9-10
WBC World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
International Boxing Organization World heavyweight title
2000-01-08
230Steve Pannell23133 6 0
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:08   referee: Merv Nephew
1999-08-07
232Shannon Briggs23031 2 0
Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
DMD10/10
 D 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Cotton   judges: Joseph Pasquale 95-92, Eugene Grant 94-94, John Stewart 94-94
Botha down in round 8.
1999-01-16
233¾Mike Tyson22345 3 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LKO5/10
 L 
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Dave Moretti 40-36, Dalby Shirley 40-36, Bill Graham 39-36
1998-06-26
238David Cherry2255 14 0
Boone County Fairgrounds, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:38   judges: Mike EnglandRon BauschB.J. Huffman
1998-04-24
236Stan Johnson2504 35 0
Fairgrounds, Dubuque, Iowa, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:27   judges: Tom RuskHoward UtleyBob Eldredge
1997-06-21
229Lee Gilbert21417 0 0
Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Brian Garry 115-112 116-111 117-110
WBA-NABA heavyweight title
Gilbert down in 11th.
1997-05-10
230½James Stanton22716 2 0
Convention Center, Coconut Grove, Florida, USA
W KO10/12
 W  
KO
10/12
  
time: 3:00   referee: Jorge Alonso
vacant WBA-NABA heavyweight title
1996-11-09
224Michael Moorer21937 1 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LTKO12/12
 L 
TKO
12/12
  
time: 0:18   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Chuck Giampa 100-106, Glen Hamada 100-106, Stuart Winston 104-103
IBF World heavyweight title
1995-12-09
222Axel Schulz23721 2 1
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
NNC12/12
 N 
NC
12/12
  
referee: Rudy Battle   judges: Eugene Grant 113-115, Harry Davis 116-112, Al DeVito 118-111
vacant IBF World heavyweight title
Botha tested positive for steroids shortly after the fight and was stripped of the title
1995-04-08
230Willie Jake20510 7 2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
 80-72 79-73 78-74
1995-03-17
230Brian Sargent2367 1 0
Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
1995-03-01
234½Bill Corrigan2339 8 1
Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:41   referee: William Conners
1994-12-17
240Ken Lakusta22 22 1
Ruminahui Coliseum, Quito, Ecuador
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1994-07-02
231Phil Scott22813 3 0
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Kenny Bayless
1994-05-21
231¾Martin Foster234¾11 2 1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:37   referee: Barney Wilson
1993-10-30
227½Craig Payne30611 4 1
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W RTD7/10
 W  
RTD
7/10
  
1993-10-01
228John Morton23510 27 0
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1993-06-25
232Ron Goodwin209debut
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1993-06-15
229¼Calvin Jones26613 6 0
Denison, Texas, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
1993-01-16
208Billy Wright25012 2 0
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 2:33   judges: Herb SantosJohn McSweenyC.J. Ross
1992-11-19
200Russell Rierson4 8 0
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1992-11-19
200Mike Jones5 4 0
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1992-11-19
200Artie Hooksdebut
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1992-10-17
198½Jimmy Bills196½13 12 4
Amarillo, Texas, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1992-09-29
Russell Rierson3 7 0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO5/8
 W  
KO
5/8
  
1992-09-22
200Mike Hunter199¾19 2 2
County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA
W MD8/8
 W  
MD
8/8
  
referee: Jerry McKenzie   judges: Rocky Burke 77-77, John Wilkinson 77-76, Alan McChesney 76-75
Botha down in round one.
1992-07-18
David Martin4 1 0
Civic Assembly Center, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1992-07-04
206Ken Jackson191¾6 3 1
Dallas, Texas, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1992-06-12
Ron Ackerson7 10 1
Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1992-05-29
200Marion Wilson1966 3 2
Amarillo, Texas, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1992-05-07
Ron Ackerson7 9 1
Westlin Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1991-11-15
212Tim Tomashek21227 9 0
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1991-09-29
198½Ginger Tshabalala1865 0 0
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W SD6/6
 W  
SD
6/6
  
1991-08-18
211¾Siza Makathini205½15 5 0
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abri Schutte   judges: Gordon Goba 94-97, Joseph Horn 97-95, Joseph Chaane 97-94
Transvaal Heavyweight Title
1991-06-30
209½Shaun Ayers220½18 9 2
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 97-92 98-92 99-89
1991-02-18
215¾Rick Rice204½2 1 0
Voortrekkerhoogte Hall, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
1991-01-27
219Gideon Hlongwa2017 6 0
Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1990-09-22
218Leander Collins2221 0 0
Intl. Convention Center, Brownsville, Texas, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1990-09-11
220½Andre Smiley0 2 0
Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1990-08-25
225Kevin Denson1968 12 0
Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston, Maine, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1990-06-23
215½Elvis Franks232debut
Dallas, Texas, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
1990-04-27
213Joe Adams2115 21 1
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
W UD4/4
 W  
UD
4/4
  
1990-04-09
214¾Themba Msweli188¼1 1 0
Pretoria University Arena, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1990-02-11
Johan Van Zyl3 1 0
Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
Pro debut for Botha
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S
Scheduled/Pending
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