Francois Botha is Furious With Danny Williams Over Loss

By Mark Vester

Former heavyweight champion Francois “White Buffalo” Botha is furious at Danny Williams over his knockout loss last weekend in England. Williams was set to face Botha for the vacant WBF heavyweight title in the main event of a major show that was scheduled to take place in Egypt on November 30.

Williams decided to take a tuneup bout before facing Botha, and was knocked out by Polish heavyweight Albert Sosnowski. Botha and WBF Africa president Howard Goldberg warned Williams about taking the fight, but Williams still went forward. Because of the knockout loss, the Egypt show has been canceled. 

"I called him and reminded him of the consequences his fight would have on the November 30 tournament but he was so confident of winning he even told me he would whip Sosnowski within five rounds,” Goldberg told South Africa's Daily Dispatch. “I was worried with a lot of things such as him suffering an injury like a cut or something but Williams was so confident of emerging unscathed from the bout I even began to relax."

Botha could not contain his anger when speaking with the paper, he said all of the hard training and planning and a decent payday - has gone down the drain due to Williams not listening to anyone.

“This was going to be one the biggest tournaments to be involved in as it was to be the first in Egypt,” Botha said. “To say I am upset would be an understatement.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Hammer on 11-13-2008

Botha was really upset that the fight card was cancelled.

Comment by Underdog82 on 11-13-2008

I think this is just a blatant troll post now, it was stupid of me to even respond to this. You don't even know the facts.

Comment by BIGPOPPAPUMP on 11-13-2008

[QUOTE=lparm;4323449]Once again Danny Williams has been avoided by one of the worlds best hw, former champ Botha. "The WBF World heavyweight title fight between Danny Williams and Frans Botha is off" From[/QUOTE] ummm, this has been off for days.…

Comment by Underdog82 on 11-13-2008

[QUOTE=lparm;4323522]He destroyed Tyson and Wlad and every other hw ducked him for years. Now you can add Botha to that list.[/QUOTE] lol what? Williams never even fought wlad but he did get destroyed by Vitali, he got knocked out in…

Comment by lparm on 11-13-2008

[QUOTE=Underdog82;4323512]How exactly do you figure Williams is the true HW king? Because his resume sure doesn't show it...[/QUOTE] He destroyed Tyson and Wlad and every other hw ducked him for years. Now you can add Botha to that list.

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