2000-07-15 Lennox Lewis w rsc 2 Frans Botha, London Arena, Millwall, London, England - IBF/WBC
2000-07-15 Lennox Lewis w rsc 2 Frans Botha, London Arena, Millwall, London, England - IBF/WBC. The champion immediately went on the attack at the start of the fight, using the jab to set Botha (236) up for right hands, and before the session was over the latter had somehow survived a couple of terrific shots that threatened to take him out. Still working with a spearing left jab Lewis (250) picked up the pace in the second, having Botha down and through the ropes after two or three heavy punches got home. The finishing blows were not a long time in coming. When they did arrive the final right almost lifted Botha off the ground, and at 2.39 of the session the referee stopped the fight without taking up the count.