Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francois Botha: Date, Odds, Stats, Prediction

Wladimir Klitschko (Dr. Steelhammer) defends his WBO heavyweight belt against Francois Botha. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

25
Nov 16, 1996
37-1
133
89.5%
198 cm
206 cm
8 cm
Orthodox
Wladimir Klitschko
224 days
13
Age
Debut
Record
Rounds
KOpct
Height
Reach
apeIndex
Stance
Lay Off
winStreak
33
Feb 11, 1990
44-3-1
237
63.3%
188 cm
188 cm
0 cm
Orthodox
Wladimir Klitschko
246 days
4
WBO
HV
w1
d2
heavyweight
Saturday, 16 Mar 2002
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
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Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francois Botha, Mar 16, 2002

Klitschko vs. Botha Date

This heavyweight world title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Francois Botha took place on at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany.

Klitschko was coming off a 6 round TKO win against Charles Shufford on 4 August, 2001. On the day of this fight, he was 25 years and 11 months old with a record of 37-1 (34 KO).

Botha was coming off a 3 round TKO win against Russell Chasteen on 13 July, 2001. He was 33 years and 5 months old with a record of 44-3-1 (31 KO) on the day of the fight.

Klitschko vs. Botha Stats

Wladimir Klitschko is 198 cm tall with a reach of 206 cm. He fights out of the orthodox stance and has an ape-index of 8 cm. He has a 89.5% KO rate.

Francois Botha is 188 cm tall with a reach of 188 cm. He fights out of the orthodox stance and has an ape-index of 0. He has a 63.3% KO rate.

Klitschko vs. Botha Odds

The winning odds is 61-39 in favor of Wladimir Klitschko. Based on these numbers, our AI makes the following prediction.

It is going to be hard for Francois Botha to win this one. Wladimir Klitschko is the likely winner of the fight.

Klitschko vs. Botha Result

Wladimir Klitschko deafeated Francois Botha via 8th round TKO. Botha's 4 fight win streak comes to an end, and Klitschko advances his win streak to 14. Klitschko is now 38-1, and Botha 44-4-1.

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