Axel Schulz
Yoshihiro Akiyama
(Martial Arts)
Remy Bonjasky
Mike Tyson

See also

Francois Botha

Knowledge Identifier: +Francois_Botha


Francois Botha

South African boxer, nicknamed the [GUI]White Buffalo[GUI] add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (22%), Germany (15%), Australia (11%)

Main connections: Evander Holyfield, Axel Schulz, Sonny Bill Williams

Linked to: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Federation, World Boxing Organization




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Francois Botha was born in 1968 add something


Botha had a victory in 1995 against Germany's Axel Schulz to win the IBF heavyweight Championship, but later tested positive for the steroid nandrolone he and his camp claimed to be prescribed by a doctor for an arm injury add something


Axel Schulz - After refusing a rematch, Foreman was stripped of his title and Schulz was given a second opportunity when he fought Francois Botha for the vacant title on 12 December 1995


Mike Tyson - In January 1999, Tyson returned to the ring to fight the South African Francois Botha, in another fight that ended in controversy


Since his days as a contender came to an end in 2002, an aged Botha has competed in numerous kickboxing and mixed martial arts events add something


From 2003-2006 Botha participated several times in the kickboxing combat sport, K-1 add something


On 31 December 2004 he lost to Yoshihiro Akiyama via an armbar submission in the first round add something


Remy Bonjasky - In 2004 he accumulated wins over Tsuyoshi Nakasako, Francois Botha, Aziz Khattou and ex-sumo champion Chad "Akebono" Rowan


Remy Bonjasky - On December 4, 2004 at the "K-1 World Grand Prix 2004", with three decision wins over Ernesto Hoost, Francois Botha and Musashi, Bonjasky successfully defended his K-1 WGP title


Peter Aerts - The "K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final", held on December 4, 2004, saw Aerts go up against South African boxer Francois Botha in the quarter-finals


Yoshihiro Akiyama - Akiyama's mixed martial arts debut was in the "K-1 Premium 2004 Dynamite" event on December 31, 2004, where he defeated boxer Francois Botha by armbar submission in the first round


On 14 October, Botha beat Espedito Da Silva by KO at K-1 Rules Africa Bomba-Yaa 2006 add something


Botha's final K-1 match was a 3 round decision loss to Jorgen Kruth on 20 May 2006 in a K-1 superfight in Stockholm, Sweden add something


In July 2007, Botha returned to boxing with a unanimous decision victory over Bob Mirovic in a fight held in South Africa add something


Botha made a return to kickboxing in 2008 add something


On 30 March 2008, Botha defeated muay thai kickboxer Kaoklai Kaennorsing at The KHAN in Seoul, Korea by decision add something


He lost to French kickboxer "Le Gentleman" Gregory Tony at WFC 6 on 27 September 2008 in Bulgaria add something


On 6 February 2009, Botha beat Ron "Rocky" Guerrero by unanimous decision for the vacant WBF heavyweight title in South Africa add something


He successfully defended his WBF title against Timo Hoffmann on 15 May 2009 in Germany, winning the fight by split decision add something


Botha was scheduled to box Joey Abell on 27 March 2010 at the Uganda Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium in Kampala, Uganda add something


On 10 April 2010 Botha lost via knockout in the 8th round to Evander Holyfield at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada add something


Evander Holyfield - He reportedly agreed to fight South African boxer Francois Botha on January 16, 2010; it was agreed that the venue for the fight would be the Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium in Kampala , Uganda


He is due to fight New Zealand dual-international Sonny Bill Williams in Brisbane on 24 November 2012 add something


Sonny Bill Williams - On 24 November 2012, during the Japanese Top League's November break, Williams was due to fight South African former heavyweight contender Francois Botha at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre


Parker, 2013 add something