Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Danny Williams To Face Francois Botha, 5/1 in Dubai

By James Goyder

Two veteran heavyweights will headline the second installment of Thursday Night Fights in the United Arab Emirates when Danny Williams and Francois Botha meet on May 1st. It is a matchup which was supposed to take place in Egypt six years ago only for the Englishman to get knocked out in a tune up bout.

Williams (45-21) is best known for his 2004 KO of Mike Tyson but has struggled in recent years with just one win in his last 11 fights. Botha (48-11) will also be looking to turn around a six fight losing streak and recapture the form which once made him one of the biggest names in the heavyweight division.

Botha’s greatest achievement was winning the WBF heavyweight title, he was stripped of his IBF belt due to a failed drug test but the 45 year old has shared a ring with the likes of Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Evander Holyfield as well as Tyson in his 17 year career.

Williams is five years the junior of the South African and will have fond memories of Dubai having registered his most recent win there last December. The bout is set for ten rounds and will have the WPBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title on the line.

Also on the card, which is set for the Emirate Golf Club in Dubai, is a welterweight bout between French fighter Nordine Arik (11-2) and Brazilian Antonio Mesquita (35-3). The former will be putting his six fight winning streak on the line against an opponent who has previously held the Brazilian 140 lbs title and WBO Latino 140 lbs strap.

Tags: Francois Botha image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike D on 03-19-2014

lmao Botha still fighting?!? it's true you learn something new everyday :lol1:

Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-19-2014

Danny Williams most be THE boxer in the world who needs to retire the most. Just utter shambles.

Comment by !! Anorak on 03-19-2014

Apparently his kids have high private school fees, so pops gets his head bashed in to pay for it. A shame.

Comment by New England on 03-19-2014

[QUOTE=Ray*;14343755]I thought Williams retired years ago?[/QUOTE] he was retired until somebody offered him a paycheck.

Comment by New England on 03-19-2014

they should call this card "raising the dead."

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Mikey Garcia: I Would Consider Crawford-Indongo Winner Next Roberto Duran on What Canelo Must Do To Beat Golovkin Jon Jones: I Admire McGregor, But I Back Mayweather To Win Emmanuel Rodriguez, Alfredo Santiago Get Foes For Fajardo Kovalev Files Protest With NSAC To Make Ward Loss a No-Contest Mayweather Parts With Prized Vehicle, His Koenigsegg Being Sold Mikey Garcia Makes Surprising Pick for His Toughest Opponent Frampton Felt Like Failure, Had Dark Days After Santa Cruz Loss Canelo-Golovkin 24/7 To Debut on August 26, on HBO Tim Tszyu Puts Away Chris Khan in Two Rounds Ismail Muwendo, Seniesa Estrada Pick Up Wins in Anaheim Verdejo To Stay Busy While Flanagan Situation is Sorted Out Tyson: McGregor's Gonna Get Killed; Dumb to Accept Boxing Rules! Gennady Golovkin Links With Chivas Regal For Chivas Fight Club Frank Warren Wins Damages Against Chris Eubank Jr. Top Rank VP: We'd Love Lomachenko-Salido II As Soon as Possible Butler-Hall II, Davies-Farrell, Fielding-Brophy on September 30 Greorge Groves vs. Jamie Cox on October 14 in London, WBSS McGregor: I Can Fight in Many Stances, Mayweather Has One Heiland: I Don't Feel Like The Underdog With Charlo, I'm Confident Broner: I Bet They Won't Bet Against Me Again After This Fight! Randy Couture: Mayweather Will NOT Knock McGregor Out Mike Tyson Says Molestation Incident Was a Motivator To Box Frampton: Selby is a Natural Fight To Make, The Timing is Right Haye: Before You Criticize Parker, Take a Good Look at Joshua! Abel Sanchez on What McGregor Must Do To Beat Mayweather Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential Amanda Serrano is Latest To Consider a Jump To MMA McGregor: Conditioning is Not an Issue Against Mayweather Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez Clash is Close For October Holyfield: Joshua Must Think About His Image, Forget Tyson Fury Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement