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Report: former world champ Botha fails drugs test

Australian media reports say former WBF heavyweight champion Francois Botha tested positive to the banned stimulant Phentermine before his bout with rugby player Sonny Bill Williams on Friday. The reports said the banned substance was found in a urine sample taken on Tuesday from the 44-year-old South African, who has fought Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer and Lennox...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sonny Bill Williams fight criticized as a fraud

A regional boxing official has criticized organizers of Sonny Bill Williams' title fight, saying they have ''defrauded'' the Australian public. The WBA international heavyweight title fight between the former All Blacks star and South African veteran Francois Botha ended with Williams receiving a unanimous points decision. But the fight ended after 10 rounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cameroonian heavyweight Carlos Takam stops Frans Botha in 11

France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam is the new World Boxing Federation International Heavyweight Champion after scoring his biggest victor so far on Saturday night in Noisy-le-Grand, France, stopping former World Champion Francois Botha in the eleventh round. The 31-year-old Takam, a 2004 Olympian, improved his impressive professional record to 25-1 (20), while South African Botha...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Grant Knocks Out Botha in 12th Round for W.B.F. Heavyweight Title

American Michael Grant stopped South Africa’s Francois Botha in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight to claim the vacant W.B.F. title Saturday night.
Via New York Times Sports
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Grant KOs Botha in 12th round

American Michael Grant stopped South Africa's Francois Botha in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight to claim the vacant WBF title Saturday night. Grant dropped Botha with a right hand with 37 seconds left at Montecasino. ''I knew I had the strength to knock him out in the 12th round,'' Grant said. The 43-year-old Botha dominated from the start, nearly...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Grant KOs Botha to claim WBF heavyweight belt

American Michael Grant stopped South Africa's Francois Botha in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight to claim the vacant WBF title Saturday night.
Via ESPN
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Grant KOs Botha in 12th round for WBF heavy title

American Michael Grant stopped South Africa's Francois Botha in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight to claim the vacant WBF title Saturday night. Grant dropped Botha with a right hand with 37 seconds left at Montecasino. The 43-year-old Botha dominated from the start, nearly finishing off the 39-year-old Grant in the seventh and 11th rounds. Botha charged in on the taller...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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