Joseph Parker vs Francois Botha
Thu 13 June 2013
The Trusts Arena, Auckland
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
Matthew Wood vs Colin Lane
Jordan Tuigamala vs Jody Allen
Nickson Clark vs Bryce Casey
Daniella Smith vs Sarah Howett
WIBA Womens Light Welterweight World Title & WBF Womens Welterweight Title Fight
Sam Rapira vs Viliami Taofi
Jeremy Sebastian vs Marcel Botha