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