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Holyfield to fight Botha for WBF title in Uganda

Holyfield to fight Botha for WBF title in Uganda

Evander Holyfield will challenge Francois Botha for the lightly regarded WBF world heavyweight title in Uganda on Jan. 16.
Organizers for the fight at Kampala's Nambole Stadium said Thursday that both boxers had signed contracts and predicted a crowd of 80,000 fans.
Holyfield (47-10 with 2 draws) has not fought since losing a points decision to Nikolai Valuev in a WBA title fight in December 2008.
The 47-year-old American, a former world cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, believes a victory could give him a shot at a more prestigious title.
Botha of South Africa (47-4 with 3 draws) has lost to former world champions Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Michael Moorer.


Updated : 2021-03-02 10:02 GMT+08:00