Last Updated on 17 Sep 2021 1:35 pm (UK Time)
Francois Botha was a South African Boxer, Kickboxer and MMA Fighter who competed for over 25 years in professional combat sports. He entered his name into the great heavyweights and top South African Fighters of all time when he won the vacant IBF Heavyweight Title against German Axel Schulz in Germany.
Francois Botha fought the best fighters that the heavyweight division had to offer across three decades including the likes of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. He possesses notable wins over Schulz, Timo Hoffmann and Mike Tyson sparring partner and Australian heavyweight Champion Bob Mirovic in his native South Africa to win the vacant WBF Heavyweight Title.
I recently got the opportunity to do an exclusive interview Francois Botha and asked him about he’s glorified career, how the pandemic has affected him, what he has done post-boxing and his thoughts on the current boxing scene including the heavyweight division and the much-anticipated matchup between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua
Francois Botha: Exclusive Interview
Hello Francois Botha, how are you?
What part of the world do you live in?
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Childhood, when did u start boxing? How did you get into it? What drove you?
Kickboxing, mma or boxing? Which sport do you most enjoy?
Which is the hardest? How do the qualities differ?
Hardest puncher u have faced?
Best boxers u have faced?
Best venue u have ever boxed in?
Best reception you have ever got?
Axel Schulz fight?
How does it feel to become heavyweight champion?
Do you think you prolonged your career too long?
What do you think about the heavyweight division?
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Thank you to Francois Botha, Worldinsport and White Buffalo Boxing & Fitness for allowing me to conduct this interview with the champ.
Stay Tuned for the White Buffalo Boxing & Fitness programme soon to come and the White Buffalo film about the life of Francois Botha: https://profrisk.co.za