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Francois Botha Shocks Flo Simba, TKO in Six Rounds

By Mark Vester

Veteran heavyweight Francois Botha, 42-years-old, still has some gas in the tank. He stopped the rugged, rising unbeaten 21-year-old prospect Flo Simba at 2:50 into the sixth round at Emperors Palace in South Africa. In a stunning ending, Botha had been taking a pounding for most of the fight and then came back to rock the young prospect and eventually stop him with numerous right hands. Simba, who many expected to win within three rounds, falls to 10-1, 9KOs, while Botha's record gets a lift to 48-4-3, with 27 knockouts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 06-05-2011

im still pissed the BBofC wouldnt sanction botha to fight fury.5 losses to holyfield,wlad,lennox & michael moorer,tyson...all former world champions...botha was always a tough customer.a straight forward fighter with a solid chin & big heart.his short reach was a big…

Comment by southpaw_07 on 06-04-2011

lool...and the british boxing council refused to sanction botha vs fury...would been funny to see botha ko tyson fury

Comment by etlux on 06-04-2011

[QUOTE=Shurfmar;10645368]That Flo simbas nickname was "black panther" I guess the black panther got trampled by the white rhino.[/QUOTE] man that's funny. truly an african jungle battle

Comment by Shurfmar on 06-04-2011

That Flo simbas nickname was "black panther" I guess the black panther got trampled by the white rhino.

Comment by etlux on 06-04-2011

[QUOTE=Shurfmar;10645308]I always considered Botha a gate keeper, I guess that prospect failed to pass the gate.[/QUOTE] exactly. I love it when a gate keeper annihilates a prospect

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