1996-11-09 Michael Moorer w rsc 12 Frans Botha, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF
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. Picking up the pace in the third round he staggered the South African, pouring in punches right through to the bell. Although Botha scored well with rights to head and body in the fifth and seventh from there onwards 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.