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Botha's Former Manager is Urging Him To Retire

World Sport Promotions' boss Thinus Strydom has urged Francois 'White Buffalo' Botha to hang up his gloves for once and for all.

In mid-June, Botha, a former IBF heavyweight champion, was laid out flat in the ring in the second round of his fight against New Zealand rookie Joseph Parker, in Auckland. The loss marked Botha's fifth consecutive defeat.

"Parker has only just turned 21 and his fight against Botha was only his sixth in the paid ranks. Up that stage he had only ever once fought six rounds and that is enough proof that Botha is washed-up as an international campaigner," said Strydom, who used to manage Botha at one stage.

"I can't see how he'll manage to obtain a license from SA Boxing to continue fighting overseas because he's likely to get hurt very badly, and that's something that will have to be considered very seriously before he'll be issued with a license.”

After the beating at the hands of the novice Parker, Botha had announced his retirement but he has made an about turn to accept offers to fight abroad later this year.

"I just had two big offers. What do I say - money talks and bullsh*t walks," said Botha. "Those offers were too good to be turned down."

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