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Frans Botha
Global ID3307
sexmale
birthdate 1968-09-28 (age 46)
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divisionheavyweight
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stanceorthodox
height6′ 2″   /   188cm
reach74″   /   188cm
US ID025856
aliasThe White Buffalo
country South Africa
residenceNewport Beach, California, USA
birth placeWitbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
birth nameFrancois Johannes Botha
won 48 (KO 29) + lost 11 (KO 9) + drawn 3 = 63
rounds boxed 367 KO% 46.03
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6locationtickets
2015-02-05Danny Williams46(35)-24(12)-0
Bata, Equatorial Guinea10
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2014-03-15Andrzej Wawrzyk28-1-0
Hotel Arlamow, Arlamow, PolandLTKO510
time: 1:56 | referee: Leszek Jankowiak | judge: Robert Gortat 37-39 | judge: Wlodzimierz Gulc 37-39 | judge: Olena Pobyvailo 39-37
vacant Republic of Poland International heavyweight title (supervisor: Krzysztof Krasnicki)
2013-06-13Joseph Parker5-0-0
The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New ZealandLTKO28
time: 2:32 | referee: Brad Vocale | judge: Carrick Belton 9-10 | judge: Kylie Bell 9-10 | judge: Gary Searle 9-10
2013-02-08Sonny Bill Williams5-0-0
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Queensland, AustraliaLUD1010
referee: Tony Kettlewell | judge: Adam Height 91-97 | judge: Steve Marshall 91-97 | judge: Alan Moore 94-98
Botha deducted a point in round 9 for hitting after the break. Williams deducted a point in round 10 for continuous holding.
2012-09-07Francesco Pianeta26-0-1
RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Muelheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyLUD1010
referee: Juergen Langos 90-100 | judge: Oliver Brien 92-99 | judge: Frank Michael Maass 93-97
2012-03-31Carlos Takam24-1-0
Gymnase Jean Richepin, Noisy-le-Grand, Seine-Saint-Denis, FranceLTKO1112
referee: Lahcen Oumghar | judge: Jean-Francois Toupin | judge: Smail Alitouche | judge: Jean Francois Cannaert
WBO Africa heavyweight title (supervisor: Andrew Smale)
vacant World Boxing Federation International heavyweight title
2011-11-19Michael Grant47-4-0
Monte Casino, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaLKO1212
time: 2:23 | referee: Ingo Barrabas | judge: Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 108-101 | judge: Glenn Feldman 107-102 | judge: Des Bloyd 106-103
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title (supervisor: Sergio Sotelo)
2011-06-04Flo Simba10-0-0
Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South AfricaWTKO610
time: 2:50 | referee: Thabo Spampool
2010-04-10Evander Holyfield42-10-2
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO812
time: 0:55 | referee: Russell Mora | judge: Herb Santos 64-69 | judge: Jerry Roth 67-66 | judge: Glenn Feldman 67-66
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title
Botha down in rd 8.
2009-10-24Pedro Carrion8-1-0
Anhalt Arena, Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, GermanyDMD1212
referee: Ian John-Lewis | judge: Toni Tiberi 114-114 | judge: Matteo Fratini 115-115 | judge: Jean-Marcel Nartz 114-113
vacant World Boxing Federation World heavyweight title
2009-05-15Timo Hoffmann38-6-1
Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, GermanyWSD1212
referee: Robert Verwijs | judge: Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 117-110 | judge: Matteo Fratini 114-113 | judge: Andreas Mueller 113-114
World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
Hoffmann down in round 11.
2009-02-06Ron Guerrero20-15-3
Tlokwe Banquet Hall, Potchefstroom, North-West, South AfricaWUD1212
referee: Darryl Ribbink | 118-114 | 117-111 | 117-110
vacant World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
2007-07-06Bob Mirovic28-18-2
Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal, North-West, South AfricaWUD1212
referee: Wally Snowball | judge: Simphiwe Mbini 120-108 | judge: Edward Marshall 119-109 | judge: Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 120-107
interim World Boxing Foundation World heavyweight title
Interim Title
2002-07-27Clifford Etienne24-1-0
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USADMD1010
referee: Elmo Adolph | judge: Paul Sita 95-93 | judge: Kenny Saintes 94-94 | judge: Barry Orgeron 94-94
2002-03-16Wladimir Klitschko37-1-0
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyLTKO812
time: 0:47 | referee: Genaro Rodriguez | judge: John Stewart | judge: Melvina Lathan | judge: Axel Zielke
WBO World heavyweight title
2001-07-13Russell Chasteen14-4-0
Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California, USAWTKO310
time: 1:36
2001-06-05David Bostice25-3-1
Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Jay Nady | judge: Bill Graham 96-93 | judge: Dave Moretti 96-94 | judge: Jerry Roth 97-92
2001-03-16Joey Guy27-5-0
Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO110
time: 2:40 | referee: Jay Nady
2000-11-02Tony LaRosa32-19-0
Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO110
time: 2:56 | referee: Kenny Chevalier
2000-07-15Lennox Lewis36-1-1
New London Arena, Millwall, London, United KingdomLTKO212x3
time: 2:39 | referee: Larry O'Connell | judge: Chuck Williams 9-10 | judge: Roy Francis 9-10 | judge: Al Bennett 9-10
WBC World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
International Boxing Organization World heavyweight title
2000-01-08Steve Pannell33-6-0
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USAWTKO110
time: 2:08 | referee: Merv Nephew
1999-08-07Shannon Briggs31-2-0
Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USADMD1010
referee: Eddie Cotton | judge: Joseph Pasquale 95-92 | judge: Eugene Grant 94-94 | judge: John Stewart 94-94
Botha down in round 8.
1999-01-16Mike Tyson45-3-0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALKO510
time: 2:59 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Dave Moretti 40-36 | judge: Dalby Shirley 40-36 | judge: Bill Graham 39-36
1998-06-26David Cherry5-14-0
Boone County Fairgrounds, Kansas City, Missouri, USAWTKO110
time: 2:38 | judge: Mike England | judge: Ron Bausch | judge: B.J. Huffman
1998-04-24Stan Johnson4-35-0
Fairgrounds, Dubuque, Iowa, USAWKO110
time: 0:27 | judge: Tom Rusk | judge: Howard Utley | judge: Bob Eldredge
1997-06-21Lee Gilbert17-0-0
Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, USAWUD1212
referee: Brian Garry | 115-112 | 116-111 | 117-110
NABA heavyweight title
Gilbert down in 11th.
1997-05-10James Stanton16-2-0
Convention Center, Coconut Grove, Florida, USAWKO1012
time: 3:00 | referee: Jorge Alonso
vacant NABA heavyweight title
1996-11-09Michael Moorer37-1-0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO1212
time: 0:18 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Chuck Giampa 100-106 | judge: Glen Hamada 100-106 | judge: Stuart Winston 104-103
IBF World heavyweight title
1995-12-09Axel Schulz21-2-1
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyNCNC1212
referee: Rudy Battle | judge: Eugene Grant 113-115 | judge: Harry Davis 116-112 | judge: Al DeVito 118-111
vacant IBF World heavyweight title
Botha tested positive for steroids shortly after the fight and was stripped of the title
1995-04-08Willie Jake10-7-2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD88
80-72 | 79-73 | 78-74
1995-03-17Brian Sargent7-1-0
Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWTKO110
1995-03-01Bill Corrigan9-8-1
Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USAWTKO110
time: 0:41 | referee: William Conners
1994-12-17Ken Lakusta22-22-1
Ruminahui Coliseum, Quito, EcuadorWKO110
1994-07-02Phil Scott13-3-0
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWRTD610
time: 3:00 | referee: Kenny Bayless
1994-05-21Martin Foster11-2-1
Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWTKO110x3
time: 1:37 | referee: Barney Wilson
1993-10-30Craig Payne11-4-1
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWRTD710
1993-10-01John Morton10-27-0
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USAWTKO310
1993-06-25Ron Goodwin
Phoenix, Arizona, USAWKO410
1993-06-15Calvin Jones13-6-0
Denison, Texas, USAWTKO210
1993-01-16Billy Wright12-2-0
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, USAWTKO510
time: 2:33 | judge: Herb Santos | judge: John McSweeny | judge: C.J. Ross
1992-11-19Artie Hooks
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO18
1992-11-19Mike Jones5-4-0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO18
1992-11-19Russell Rierson4-8-0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO18
1992-10-17Jimmy Bills13-12-4
Amarillo, Texas, USAWUD88
1992-09-29Russell Rierson3-7-0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO58
1992-09-22Mike Hunter19-2-2
County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USAWMD88
referee: Jerry McKenzie | judge: Rocky Burke 77-77 | judge: John Wilkinson 77-76 | judge: Alan McChesney 76-75
Botha down in round one.
1992-07-18David Martin4-1-0
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO38
1992-07-04Ken Jackson6-3-1
Dallas, Texas, USAWUD88
1992-06-12Ron Ackerson7-10-1
Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO38
1992-05-29Marion Wilson6-3-2
Amarillo, Texas, USAWPTS88
1992-05-07Ron Ackerson7-9-1
Westlin Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USAWKO38
1991-11-15Tim Tomashek27-9-0
Sacramento, California, USAWPTS1010
1991-09-29Ginger Tshabalala5-0-0
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWSD66
1991-08-18Siza Makathini15-5-0
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS1010
referee: Abri Schutte | judge: Gordon Goba 94-97 | judge: Joseph Horn 97-95 | judge: Joseph Chaane 97-94
Transvaal Heavyweight Title
1991-06-30Shaun Ayers18-9-2
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWUD1010
97-92 | 98-92 | 99-89
1991-02-18Rick Rice2-1-0
Voortrekkerhoogte Hall, Pretoria, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO38
1991-01-27Gideon Hlongwa7-6-0
Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaWPTS66
1990-09-22Leander Collins1-0-0
Intl. Convention Center, Brownsville, Texas, USAWKO28
1990-09-11Andre Smiley0-2-0
Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USAWKO28
1990-08-25Kevin Denson8-12-0
Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston, Maine, USAWPTS66
1990-06-23Elvis Franks
Dallas, Texas, USAWUD44
1990-04-27Joe Adams5-20-1
Biloxi, Mississippi, USAWUD44
1990-04-09Themba Msweli1-1-0
Pretoria University Arena, Pretoria, Gauteng, South AfricaWPTS44
1990-02-11Johan Van Zyl3-1-0
Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaWKO14
Pro debut for Botha

 
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