South African boxer
Francois Botha Rank
Francois Botha Rank
About Francois Botha
Francois Botha, also known by the nickname "The White Buffalo", is a South African professional boxer widely famed for defeating German boxer Axel Schulz and clinching the IBF World Heavyweight championship in 1995. He was however, stripped of the title after he tested positive for anabolic steroids. He is also known for his professional fights with world heavyweight boxing champions such as Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson and Shannon Brings.
A week after his February 8, 2013 professional boxing match with New Zealand heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams, he claimed that Williams' manager Khoder Nasser offered him $155,000 to throw the fight.
In a 2013 interview with Stuff magazine, he said his toughest fight was the 1999 boxing match with Mike Tyson, in which Tyson knocked him out in the fifth round.
He is the father of professional boxer Marcel Mayhem Botha.
Francois Botha's Popularity
Francois Botha is a famous South African boxer, who was born on September 28, 1968. As a person born on this date, Francois Botha is listed in our database as the 21st most popular celebrity for the day (September 28) and the 117th most popular for the year (1968).
People born on September 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Francois Botha is the 711th most popular Libra.
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