Joseph Parker vs Francois Botha

Thu 13 June 2013

The Trusts Arena, Auckland

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In the main event, New Zealand’s hottest heavyweight prospect, Joseph Parker fought Francois “the White Buffalo” Botha of South Africa.

A living legend, Botha is a veteran who knows every trick in the book. He has gone toe-to-toe with Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis.

Parker with just five professional fights, was scheduled for eight full rounds against the wily Botha.

The pre fight 'Baby Joseph' taunting all came to nothing as in one of the best KO's in 2013 Joseph Parker put the Baby Botha to sleep in the second round.

The Line Up


Joseph Parker (NZ) vs Francois Botha (South Africa)
Heavyweight - 8 x 3 minute rounds


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Sam Rapira vs Viliami Taofi

Jeremy Sebastian vs Marcel Botha


Joseph Parker

Francois Botha


Matthew Wood

Colin Lane

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