1996-11-09 Michael Moorer w rsc 12 Frans Botha, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1996-11-09 Michael Moorer w rsc 12 Frans Botha, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Mills Lane. Defending his title against the former undefeated IBF champion, Botha (224), Moorer (219) was soon on top, his southpaw jab leading the way, and in the third round he staggered the South African and poured in punches right through to the bell. Although Botha scored well with rights to head and body in the fifth and seventh from thereon he was second best and after being floored twice in the 11th and being put under terrific pressure in the 12th the referee pulled him out 16 seconds into the session.