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

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

Nov 16, 1996
33 (86.8%)
198 cm
206 cm
8 cm
Aug 4, 2001
7m, 12d
Title Fights
Ape Index
Last Fight
Win Streak
Feb 11, 1990
28 (58.3%)
188 cm
188 cm
0 cm
Jul 13, 2001
8m, 3d
Saturday, 16 Mar 2002
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
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Wladimir Klitschko vs. Francois Botha


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

Tale of the Tape

At 198 cm, Wladimir Klitschko is the taller of the two by 10 cms; Francois Botha is 188 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 206 cm, Klitschko also has a significant reach advantage of 18 cms over Botha's 188 cm. On top of that, Klitschko also has a 8 cm ape index advantage over Botha.

Klitschko is coming in to this fight with a record of 37-1 (33 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 12 days ago against Charles Shufford, which he won via 6th round TKO.

Botha comes in with a record of 44-3-1 (28 KOs). His last fight was 8 months and 3 days ago against Russell Chasteen, which he won via 3rd round TKO.

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Klitschko will be 25 years and 11 months old. Botha will be 33 years and 5 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 75-25 in favor of Wladimir Klitschko. Here is the prediction for Klitschko vs Botha.

Wladimir Klitschko should win this fight. It is going to be very hard for Francois Botha to win this one.


Wladimir Klitschko defeated 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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