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Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts

Retired heavyweight Frans Botha faced the best of the best in his pro career - including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Michael Moorer, Wladimir Klitschko and several others. He actually...Read More

Danny Williams Says He Rejected Botha, Fights on 5/3

Latvia-licensed British heavyweight veteran Danny Williams (45-21) has denied that he accepted a fight with Francois Botha (48-11) on May 1 in Dubai. He says the fight was offered to him by the event ...Read More

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

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 sup...Read More

Andrzej Wawrzyk Stops Francois Botha in Five Rounds

Former amateur standout Khavazhy Khatsygov (10-6, 6 KOs), a two-time former Olympian for Belarus with 2004 Athens win over Juan Manuel Lopez, started fast and dropped Pole Krzysztof Cieslak (22-5, 6 K...Read More

Francois Botha vs. Andrzej Wawrczyk on March 15th

Botha: "The White Buffalo is coming to beautiful Poland and will roam the prairie again!" Francois Botha (48-10-3, 29 KOs) may be 45 years old but there is no way of stopping the "White Buffalo" fr...Read More

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 ...Read More

Botha Plans To Continue His Career As Offers Come In

Cape Town - South Africa's former heavyweight boxing champion Francois Botha is not considering retirement just yet. Botha, 44, looked set to call time on his career after he was badly beaten by Ne...Read More

Joseph Parker Knocks Out Frans Botha In Two Rounds

Unbeaten boxing novice Joseph Parker picked up the biggest win of his young career, knocking out Frans Botha in two rounds Thursday evening in Auckland, New Zealand. A flurry of punches had Botha p...Read More

Frans Botha Won't Face Any Issues With The WBA

Johannesburg – The World Boxing Association (WBA) has distanced itself from the drug allegations made against Francois Botha following his defeat against New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams. ...Read More

Parker vs. Botha Event Details and Ticket Information

Fresh from his victory over Brice Ritani-Coe in LA, New Zealand boxing sensation Joseph Parker is preparing to go into battle against South African Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha. They will squ...Read More

Parker-Botha Undercard is Starting To Come Together

A celebrity cast has been assembled for the six fight undercard of Joseph Parker's scrap with Francois Botha at Auckland's Trust Stadium next month. Botha's son, Marcel, will make his professional ...Read More

Parker To Train With Kevin Barry For Botha Bout

Former Olympic Games silver medalist and manager of David Tua, Kevin Barry is to take over the training of top New Zealand heavyweight boxing prospect Joseph Parker. Parker is due to fly to Las Veg...Read More

Botha Says No Sonny Bill Repeat, Vows Quick Parker KO

Francois Botha says he will take some frustration out on young Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker in the first fight since his loss to Sonny Bill Williams. South African boxer Francois Botha says the b...Read More

Joseph Parker To Face Francois Botha on June 13th

The next opponent for Auckland heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker (4-0, 4KOs) will be a very familiar face. Parker's set to take on South African Francois Botha (48-9-3, 29KOs) on June 13 over eight roun...Read More

Francois Botha Talks Williams Rematch, Failed Drug Test

Last week I had the chance to speak with heavyweight Francios Botha regarding the controversy and aftermath of his fight with Sonny Bill Williams. The controversy started when the fight was mysteriou...Read More

Sonny Bill Williams, Francois Botha Rematch in Play

Sonny Bill Williams and Francois Botha look set for a rematch in South Africa in December though there will be strict drug testing around the second edition of their heavyweight boxing battle. Form...Read More

Referee Knew Botha Was Approached To Take a Dive

The referee of the Sonny Bill Williams-Frans Botha boxing bout says he was told about an alleged bribe offer before the fight. The referee at the centre of the controversial Sonny Bill Williams-Fra...Read More

Botha Wants Sonny Bill Williams Rematch in December

Francois Botha is hoping to fight Sonny Bill Williams in Durban in December. The South African heavyweight who lost to Williams in Brisbane last week also revealed on Wednesday that he had undergon...Read More

Botha Now Claims 150K Was Offered To Take a Dive

Khodder Nasser has labelled Francois Botha "a sore loser" after the South African claimed he was offered $150,000 to throw his fight against Sonny Bill Williams. Botha alleges Nasser, Williams's ma...Read More

Khoder Nasser Fires Back at Botha's Tampering Claims

Khoder Nasser, manager of rugby star and heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams, has responded to allegations by Francois Botha that his urine sample was potentially tampered with by a relative of Nass...Read More