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Frans Botha boxer

Frans Botha image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1990-02-11
Born 1968-09-28
Nationality South Africa
Residence Newport Beach, California, USA
bouts
63
won
48
lost
11
draw
3
bouts
63
won
48
lost
11
draw
3
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 2″/188cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1990-02-11
Born 1968-09-28
Nationality South Africa
Residence Newport Beach, California, USA

Francois "Frans" Botha (born 28 September 1968) is a South African former professional boxer and kickboxer. In boxing he competed from 1990 to 2014, and is perhaps best known for winning the IBF heavyweight title against Axel Schulz in 1995, but was later stripped after failing a drug test. He later challenged twice for world heavyweight titles in 2000 and 2002, and also competed once in mixed martial arts in 2004.

Francois "Frans" Botha (born 28 September 1968) is a South African former professional boxer and kickboxer. In boxing he competed from 1990 to 2014, and is perhaps best known for winning the IBF heavyweight title against Axel Schulz in 1995, but was later stripped after failing a drug test. He later challenged twice for world heavyweight titles in 2000 and 2002, and also competed once in mixed martial arts in 2004.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 15, 2014 Andrzej Wawrzyk WWWWLW Hotel Arlamow, Arlamow LOSS
Technical knockout
June 13, 2013 Joseph Parker WWWWW The Trusts Arena, Auckland LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 2013 Sonny Bill Williams WWWWW Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall vacant World Boxing Association International Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 7, 2012 Francesco Pianeta WWWWWW RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Muelheim LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 31, 2012 Carlos Takam WWWWWW Gymnase Jean Richepin, Noisy-le-Grand LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 19, 2011 Michael Grant WWWWLW Monte Casino, Johannesburg LOSS
KO
June 4, 2011 Flo Simba WWWWWW Emperors Palace, Kempton Park WIN
Technical knockout
April 10, 2010 Evander Holyfield WWWWLL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 2009 Pedro Carrion WWWWWW Anhalt Arena, Dessau vacant World Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

DRAW
Majority decision
May 15, 2009 Timo Hoffmann WWWLLW Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg World Boxing Foundation World Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 6, 2009 Ron Guerrero WLWLLW Tlokwe Banquet Hall, Potchefstroom vacant World Boxing Foundation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 6, 2007 Bob Mirovic WLWWLL Carousel Casino, Hammanskraal interim World Boxing Foundation World Heavyweight

Interim

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 27, 2002 Clifford Etienne LWWWWW New Orleans Arena, New Orleans DRAW
Majority decision
March 16, 2002 Wladimir Klitschko WWWWWW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 13, 2001 Russell Chasteen WLWWLL Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage WIN
Technical knockout
June 5, 2001 David Bostice WLWWWL Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
March 16, 2001 Joey Guy WLWLLL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 2000 Tony LaRosa LLWLLL Washington WIN
Technical knockout
July 15, 2000 Lennox Lewis WWWDWW London Arena, Millwall International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 8, 2000 Steve Pannell WWWLLL The Pit, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 7, 1999 Shannon Briggs WWWWLW Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City DRAW
Majority decision
Jan. 16, 1999 Mike Tyson WWWWLL MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOSS
KO
June 26, 1998 David Cherry LLLLWL Boone County Fairgrounds, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 1998 Stan Johnson LLLLLW Fairgrounds, Dubuque WIN
KO
June 21, 1997 Lee Gilbert WWWWWW Sun Dome, Tampa NABA Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1997 James Stanton WWWWLL Convention Center, Coconut Grove vacant NABA Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 9, 1996 Michael Moorer WWWLWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 9, 1995 Axel Schulz WWWWWL Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart vacant International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

Botha tested positive for steroids shortly after the fight and was stripped of the title

NC
April 8, 1995 Willie Jake LWWLLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
March 17, 1995 Brian Sargent WWWWWL Memorial Auditorium, Worcester WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 1995 Bill Corrigan LWWLLL Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 17, 1994 Ken Lakusta DWLWLL Coliseo General Rumiñahui, Quito WIN
KO
July 2, 1994 Phil Scott WWWWLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Corner retirement
May 21, 1994 Martin Foster LWDWLW Kings Hall, Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 30, 1993 Craig Payne LWWWWL Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 1, 1993 John Morton LLLLLL Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1993 Ron Goodwin Casa Grande, Phoenix WIN
KO
June 15, 1993 Calvin Jones WLLWLL Denison WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 16, 1993 Billy Wright WWWWWL Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 19, 1992 Artie Hooks Days Inn South, Oklahoma City WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1992 Jimmy Bills WLWLWL Amarillo WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 29, 1992 Russell Rierson LLLLLL Days Inn South, Oklahoma City WIN
KO
Sept. 22, 1992 Mike Hunter WWWWWW County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
Majority decision
July 18, 1992 David Martin WWWWL Civic Assembly Center, Muskogee WIN
KO
July 4, 1992 Ken Jackson WDLWLW Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 12, 1992 Ron Ackerson LWLLLL Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City WIN
Technical knockout
May 29, 1992 Marion Wilson WLLDLW Amarillo WIN
Points
May 7, 1992 Ron Ackerson LLWLLL Westlin Hotel, Tulsa WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1991 Tim Tomashek WLLLLW Arco Arena, Sacramento WIN
Points
Sept. 29, 1991 Ginger Tshabalala WWWWW Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Split-decision
Aug. 18, 1991 Siza Makathini WWLWLL Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg Transvaal Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 30, 1991 Shaun Ayers LLWLWL Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 18, 1991 Rick Rice WLW Voortrekkerhoogte Hall, Pretoria WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1991 Gideon Hlongwa LWLLWL Good Hope Centre, Cape Town WIN
Points
Sept. 22, 1990 Leander Collins W Intl. Convention Center, Brownsville WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1990 Andre Smiley LL Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1990 Kevin Denson LWWWWW Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston WIN
Points
June 23, 1990 Elvis Franks Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 27, 1990 Joe Adams LLLWLL Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1990 Themba Msweli WL Pretoria University Arena, Pretoria WIN
Points
Feb. 11, 1990 Johan Van Zyl WWWL Portuguese Hall, Johannesburg WIN
KO