Frans Botha

48 11 3
29 KOs 9 KOs
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 63
rounds 364
KOs 60.42%
career 1990-2014
debut 1990-02-11

ID# 003307
birth name Francois Johannes Botha
sex male
alias The White Buffalo
nationality South Africa
stance orthodox
height 6′ 2″   /   188cm
reach 74″   /   188cm
residence Newport Beach, California, USA
birth place Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
followers
50

Box-pro 63 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
2014-03-15 Andrzej Wawrzyk 28 1 0
Hotel Arlamow, Arlamow
L-TKO
1:56    ref: Leszek Jankowiak   Robert Gortat 37-39   Wlodzimierz Gulc 37-39   Olena Pobyvailo 39-37

2013-06-13 Joseph Parker 5 0 0
The Trusts Arena, Auckland
L-TKO
2:32    ref: Brad Vocale   Kylie Bell 9-10   Douglas Carrick Belton 9-10   Gary Searle 9-10
2013-02-08 Sonny Bill Williams 5 0 0
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
L-UD
ref: Tony Kettlewell   Adam Height 91-97   Steve Marshall 91-97   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.
2012-09-07 Francesco Pianeta 26 0 1
RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Muelheim
L-UD
ref: Juergen Langos 90-100   Oliver Brien 92-99   Frank Michael Maass 93-97
2012-03-31 Carlos Takam 24 1 0
Gymnase Jean Richepin, Noisy-le-Grand
L-TKO

2011-11-19 Michael Grant 47 4 0
Monte Casino, Johannesburg
L-KO
2:23    ref: Ingo Barrabas   Des Bloyd 106-103   Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 108-101   Glenn Feldman 107-102

2011-06-04 Flo Simba 10 0 0
Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
W-TKO
2:50    ref: Thabo Spampool
2010-04-10 Evander Holyfield 42 10 2
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
L-TKO
0:55    ref: Russell Mora   Glenn Feldman 67-66   Jerry Roth 67-66   Herb Santos 64-69

Botha down in rd 8.
2009-10-24 Pedro Carrion 8 1 0
Anhalt Arena, Dessau
D-MD
ref: Ian John-Lewis   Matteo Fratini 115-115   Jean Marcel Nartz 114-113   Toni Tiberi 114-114

2009-05-15 Timo Hoffmann 38 6 1
Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg
W-SD
ref: Robert Verwijs   Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 117-110   Matteo Fratini 114-113   Andreas Mueller 113-114

Hoffmann down in round 11.
2009-02-06 Ron Guerrero 20 15 3
Tlokwe Banquet Hall, Potchefstroom
W-UD
ref: Darryl Ribbink    118-114    117-111    117-110

2007-07-06 Bob Mirovic 28 18 2
Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal
W-UD
ref: Wally Snowball   Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 120-107   Edward Marshall 119-109   Simphiwe Mbini 120-108
Interim Title
2002-07-27 Clifford Etienne 24 1 0
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans
D-MD
ref: Elmo Adolph   Barry Orgeron 94-94   Kenny Saintes 94-94   Paul Sita 95-93
2002-03-16 Wladimir Klitschko 37 1 0
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart
L-TKO
0:48    ref: Genaro Rodriguez   Melvina Lathan 63-70   John Stewart 64-69   Axel Zielke 63-70

2001-07-13 Russell Chasteen 14 4 0
Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage
W-TKO
2001-06-05 David Bostice 25 3 1
Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas
W-UD
ref: Jay Nady   Bill Graham 96-93   Dave Moretti 96-94   Jerry Roth 97-92
2001-03-16 Joey Guy 27 5 0
Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
W-KO
2:40    ref: Jay Nady
2000-11-02 Tony LaRosa 32 19 0
Washington
W-TKO
2:56    ref: Kenny Chevalier
2000-07-15 Lennox Lewis 36 1 1
London Arena, Millwall
L-TKO
2:39    ref: Larry O'Connell   Al Bennett 9-10   Roy Francis 9-10   Chuck Williams 9-10

2000-01-08 Steve Pannell 33 6 0
University Arena, Albuquerque
W-TKO
2:08    ref: Merv Nephew   Rocky Burke   William Gantt   Russell Mora
1999-08-07 Shannon Briggs 31 2 0
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City
D-MD
ref: Eddie Cotton   Henry Eugene Grant 94-94   Joseph Pasquale 95-92   John Stewart 94-94
Botha down in round 8.
1999-01-16 Mike Tyson 45 3 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
L-KO
2:59    ref: Richard Steele   Bill Graham 39-36   Dave Moretti 40-35   Dalby Shirley 40-35
1998-06-26 David Cherry 5 14 0
Boone County Fairgrounds, Kansas City
W-TKO
2:38    Ron Bausch   Mike England   BJ Huffman
1998-04-24 Stan Johnson 4 36 0
Fairgrounds, Dubuque
W-KO
0:27    Bob Eldredge   Tom Rusk   Howard Utley
1997-06-21 Lee Gilbert 17 0 0
Sun Dome, Tampa
W-UD
ref: Brian Garry   Bill Ray 115-112   Frank Skilbred 116-111   Peter Trematerra 117-110

Gilbert down in 11th.
1997-05-10 James Stanton 16 2 0
Convention Center, Miami
W-KO

Scoring at time of stoppage: 88-82, 89-80, 90-81 all for Botha.
1996-11-09 Michael Moorer 37 1 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
L-TKO
0:18    ref: Mills Lane   Chuck Giampa 100-106   Glen Hamada 100-106   Stuart Winston 104-103

1995-12-09 Axel Schulz 21 2 1
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart
NC-NC
ref: Rudy Battle   Harry Davis 116-112   Al DeVito 118-111   Henry Eugene Grant 113-115

Botha tested positive for steroids shortly after the fight and was stripped of the title
1995-04-08 Willie Jake 10 7 2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
W-UD
80-72    79-73    78-74
1995-03-17 Brian Sargent 7 1 0
Memorial Auditorium, Worcester
W-TKO

1995-03-01 Bill Corrigan 9 8 1
Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale
W-TKO
0:41    ref: William Connors
1994-12-17 Ken Lakusta 23 22 1
Coliseo General Rumiñahui, Quito
W-KO
1994-07-02 Phil Scott 13 3 0
Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
W-RTD
3:00    ref: Kenny Bayless
1994-05-21 Martin Foster 11 2 1
Kings Hall, Belfast
W-TKO
1:37    ref: Barney Wilson
1993-10-30 Craig Payne 10 4 2
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
W-RTD
1993-10-01 John Morton 10 27 0
Arco Arena, Sacramento
W-TKO
1993-06-25 Ron Goodwin debut
Casa Grande, Phoenix
W-KO
1993-06-15 Calvin Jones 13 6 0
Denison
W-TKO
1993-01-16 Billy Wright 12 2 0
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno
W-TKO
2:33    John McSweeny   CJ Ross   Herb Santos
1992-11-19 Artie Hooks debut
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City
W-KO
1992-11-19 Russell Rierson 4 8 0
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City
W-KO
1992-11-19 Mike Jones 5 4 0
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City
W-KO
1992-10-17 Jimmy Bills 13 12 4
Amarillo
W-UD
1992-09-29 Russell Rierson 3 7 0
Days Inn South, Oklahoma City
W-KO
1992-09-22 Mike Hunter 19 2 2
County Coliseum, El Paso
W-MD
ref: Jerry McKenzie   Rocky Burke 77-77   Alan McChesney 76-75   John Wilkinson 77-76
Botha down in round one.
1992-07-18 David Martin 4 1 0
Civic Assembly Center, Muskogee
W-KO
1992-07-04 Ken Jackson 6 3 1
Dallas
W-UD
1992-06-12 Ron Ackerson 7 10 1
Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City
W-TKO
1992-05-29 Marion Wilson 6 3 2
Amarillo
W-PTS
1992-05-07 Ron Ackerson 7 9 1
Westlin Hotel, Tulsa
W-KO
1991-11-15 Tim Tomashek 27 9 0
Arco Arena, Sacramento
W-UD
1991-09-29 Ginger Tshabalala 5 0 0
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
W-SD
1991-08-18 Siza Makathini 15 5 0
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
W-SD
ref: Abri Schutte   Joseph Chaane 97-94   Gordon Goba 94-97   Joseph Horn 97-95
Transvaal Heavyweight Title
1991-06-30 Shaun Ayers 18 9 2
Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg
W-UD
97-92    98-92    99-89
1991-02-18 Rick Rice 2 1 0
Voortrekkerhoogte Hall, Pretoria
W-KO
1991-01-27 Gideon Hlongwa 7 6 0
Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
W-PTS
1990-09-22 Leander Collins 1 0 0
Intl. Convention Center, Brownsville
W-KO
1990-09-11 Andre Smiley 0 2 0
Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City
W-KO
1990-08-25 Kevin Denson 8 12 0
Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston
W-PTS
1990-06-23 Elvis Franks debut
Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas
W-UD
39-37    40-37    40-37
1990-04-27 Joe Adams 5 21 1
Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi
W-UD
1990-04-09 Themba Msweli 1 1 0
Pretoria University Arena, Pretoria
W-PTS
1990-02-11 Johan Van Zyl 3 1 0
Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg
W-KO
Pro debut for Botha