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Photos/Weights: Botha vs. Parker, The Battle of Dwarfs

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - The weights are in for tomorrow's eight round clash between Joseph Parker (5-0, 4KOs) of New Zealand (L) and Francois Botha (48-9-3, 29KOs) of South Africa, at Trusts Stadium. Parker came in at 102.9 kg [226.8-pounds], and Botha was 116.5 kg [256.8-pounds].

Marcel Botha, the son of Francois, will make his pro debut against Jeremy Sebastian. Botha had only two fights as an amateur in the junior middleweight ranks after taking up the sport four years ago.

There was also a battle of dwarfs as Colin Lane and Matthew Wood will clash.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cush3 on 06-12-2013

Is that Botha or a broke down Hollywood Hulk Hogan or Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner lol

Comment by MeiXiang on 06-12-2013

I completely agree. Whilst dwarfism shouldn't stop people from competing in sports, it should be highly regulated and not treated like a circus show. Have these participants no dignity - do they not realise people are coming to watch a…

Comment by Hitman932 on 06-12-2013

Boxing should be banned in New Zealand and Australia. They treat it like a f*cking joke and every fight is basically a sideshow act with some athlete from a different sport. I would never wish death on someone but sooner…

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