Mike Tyson vs. Francois Botha: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Mike Tyson (Iron Mike) and Francois Botha are scheduled to meet in a non-title bout on at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

32
Mar 6, 1985
45-3
179
39 (81.3%)
178 cm
180 cm
2 cm
Switcher
567 days
-2
Age
Debut
Record
Rounds
KOs
Height
Reach
apeIndex
Stance
Lay Off
winStreak
30
Feb 11, 1990
39-1
204
24 (60%)
188 cm
188 cm
0 cm
Orthodox
204 days
4
WBAWBCIBFTheRing
HV
w2
d8
HV
w2
d9
HV
w1
d6
HV
w1
d2
Saturday, 16 Jan 1999
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
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Tyson vs. Botha

Date

This fight between Mike Tyson and Francois Botha took place on 16 January, 1999 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Statistics

At 188 cm, Francois Botha is the taller of the two by 10 cms; Mike Tyson is 178 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 188 cm, Botha also has a good reach advantage of 8 cms over Tyson's 180 cm. Tyson has a 2 cm ape index advantage over Botha.

Tyson is coming in to this fight with a record of 45-3 (39 KOs). His last fight was 1 year, 6 months, and 19 days ago against Evander Holyfield, which he lost via 3 round DQ. And Botha comes in with a record of 39-1 (24 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 21 days ago against David Cherry, which he won via 1st round TKO.

Mike Tyson is a switch-hitter, he can fight out of both the orthodox and the southpaw stances. Francois Botha fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Tyson will be 32 years and 6 months old; Botha will be 30 years and 3 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at a rare 50-50 for both the fighters - either fighter could win this fight with equal probability. Based on these numbers, our AI makes the following prediction.

Looks like this is going to be a very close fight, either could win. Maybe Mike Tyson wins?

Result

Mike Tyson defeated Francois Botha via 5th round KO. Botha's 4 fight win streak comes to an end, and Tyson gets on a new winning streak. Tyson is now 46-3, and Botha 39-2.

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