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Francois Botha Record

Total Fights63
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins29
KO Losses9
Francois Botha Record & Stats
Francois Botha's Record
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      What is Francois Botha's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 24 years and one month, Francois Botha fought 63 times with 48 wins, 11 losses, and 3 draws.

      Botha retired from professional boxing with a record of 48-11-3. He was a three-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 46.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 29 of his total 63 fights being knockout wins. Botha suffered nine knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 5th round TKO defeat to Andrzej Wawrzyk on March 15, 2014.

      63Mar 15, 201445Andrzej WawrzykLossTKO5
      62Jun 13, 201344Joseph ParkerLossTKO2
      61Feb 8, 201344Sonny Bill WilliamsLossUD
      60Sep 7, 201243Francesco PianetaLossUD
      59Mar 31, 201243Carlos TakamLossTKO11
      58Nov 19, 201143Michael GrantLossKO12
      57Jun 4, 201142Flo SimbaWinTKO6
      56Apr 10, 201041Evander HolyfieldLossTKO8
      55Oct 24, 200941Pedro CarriónDrawMD
      54May 15, 200940Timo HoffmannWinSD
      53Feb 6, 200940Ron GuerreroWinUD
      52Jul 6, 200738Bob MirovicWinUD
      51Jul 27, 200233Clifford EtienneDrawMD
      50Mar 16, 200233Wladimir KlitschkoLoss *TKO8
      49Jul 13, 200132Russell ChasteenWinTKO3
      48Jun 5, 200132David BosticeWinUD
      47Mar 16, 200132Joey GuyWinKO1
      46Nov 2, 200032Tony LaRosaWinTKO1
      45Jul 15, 200031Lennox LewisLoss *TKO2
      44Jan 8, 200031Steve PannellWinTKO1
      43Aug 7, 199930Shannon BriggsDrawMD
      42Jan 16, 199930Mike TysonLossKO5
      41Jun 26, 199829David CherryWinTKO1
      40Apr 24, 199829Stan JohnsonWinKO1
      39Jun 21, 199728Lee GilbertWinUD
      38May 10, 199728James StantonWinKO10
      37Nov 9, 199628Michael MoorerLoss *TKO12
      36Dec 9, 199527Axel SchulzNCSD
      35Apr 8, 199526Willie JakeWinUD
      34Mar 17, 199526Brian SargentWinTKO1
      33Mar 7, 199526Bill CorriganWinTKO1
      32Dec 17, 199426Ken LakustaWinKO1
      31Jul 2, 199425Phil ScottWinRTD6
      30May 21, 199425Martin FosterWinTKO1
      29Oct 30, 199325Craig PayneWinRTD7
      28Oct 1, 199325John MortonWinTKO3
      27Jun 25, 199324Ron GoodwinWinKO4
      26Jun 15, 199324Calvin JonesWinTKO2
      25Jan 16, 199324Billy WrightWinTKO5
      24Nov 19, 199224Artie HooksWinKO1
      23Nov 19, 199224Mike JonesWinKO1
      22Nov 19, 199224Russell RiersonWinKO1
      21Oct 7, 199224Jimmy BillsWinUD
      20Sep 29, 199224Russell RiersonWinKO5
      19Sep 22, 199223Mike HunterWinMD
      18Jul 18, 199223David MartinWinKO3
      17Jul 4, 199223Ken JacksonWinUD
      16Jun 12, 199223Ron AckersonWinKO3
      15May 29, 199223Marion WilsonWinPTS
      14May 7, 199223Ron AckersonWinKO3
      13Nov 15, 199123Tim TomashekWinPTS
      12Sep 30, 199123Ginger TshabalalaWinSD
      11Aug 18, 199122Siza MakathiniWinSD
      10Jun 30, 199122Shaun AyersWinUD
      9Feb 18, 199122Rick RiceWinKO3
      8Jan 27, 199122Gideon HlongwaWinPTS
      7Sep 22, 199021Leander CollinsWinKO2
      6Sep 11, 199021Andre SmileyWinKO2
      5Aug 25, 199021Kevin DensonWinPTS
      4Jun 23, 199021Elvis FranksWinUD
      3Apr 27, 199021Joe AdamsWinUD
      2Apr 9, 199021Themba MsweliWinPTS
      1Feb 11, 199021Johan Van ZylWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Francois Botha is a 55-year old retired South African professional boxer. He was born in Witbank, South Africa on September 28, 1968. He retired without winning a major world title. His professional boxing career spanned more than 24 years — from 1990 to 2014.

      Botha made his professional boxing debut against Johan Van Zyl at the age of 21 on February 11, 1990, defeating Zyl via 1st round KO. He went on to win 34 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on November 9, 1996 after 36 professional fights, against Michael Moorer for the IBF title. He lost to Moorer via 12th round TKO.

      Botha had a total of 11 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Andrzej Wawrzyk on March 15, 2014. Botha lost the fight via 5th round TKO. It's been 10 years, 3 months, and 8 days since this fight.


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