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What did Mike Tyson say about Francois Botha?

What did Mike Tyson say about Francois Botha?

Ahead of the fight set for The MGM Grand in Las Vegas (scene of course of Holyfield-Tyson II and all that went down after the fight had reached its shocking conclusion), Tyson, perhaps even more angry at the world than he had previously been, said this of Botha: “I am going to go right at him and I expect him to go …

What round did Tyson knockout Botha?

fifth round
Mike Tyson knocked out Francois Botha with a short right hand flush on the chin in the final seconds of the fifth round Saturday night, bringing a sudden and explosive finish to what had been a frustrating resumption of Tyson’s boxing career after a 19-month absence.

How old was Tyson when he fought Botha?

Tyson had said he was going to go right after Botha and knock him out, but he was wild with many of his punches and couldn’t do anything with Botha on the inside. “I had a tremendous amount of rust,” said the 32-year-old Tyson, whose license was restored by a 4-1 vote of the Nevada State Athletic Commission last Oct.

Who is Francois Botha and what did he do?

Francois “Frans” Botha (born 28 September 1968) is a South African former professional boxer and kickboxer. In boxing he competed from 1990 to 2014, and is perhaps best known for winning the IBF heavyweight title against Axel Schulz in 1995, but was later stripped after failing a drug test.

What was the score of Tyson vs Botha?

Almost immediately after, Tyson again clinched Botha. As Steele separated the two, Tyson shoved Botha with his left hand, leading to Steele calling time and deducting a point from Tyson. Botha would continue to fight well, winning both rounds 3 and 4 on the judge’s scorecards.

Who was the Boxer that got knocked out by Francois Botha?

Moorer knocked him out in the twelfth round. This eventually led to fights with Mike Tyson, Shannon Briggs, and heavyweight title showdowns with Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. Botha came up on the short end via knockout in both of those encounters for the heavyweight title.

When did Francois Botha win the Heavyweight Championship?

Botha had a victory in 1995 against Germany’s Axel Schulz to win the IBF heavyweight Championship, but later tested positive for the steroid nandrolone he and his camp claimed to be prescribed by a doctor for an arm injury.