World Heavyweight Championship. Lennox Lewis KO’s Frans Botha. Retains title. July 15, 2000 (This Day In Boxing History)
Lennox Lewis vs. Francois Botha, billed as “The Homecoming”, was a heavyweight professional boxing match contested between WBC, IBF, IBO, and lineal champion Lennox Lewis and the WBC’s #9 ranked contender Francois Botha. The bout took place on July 15, 2000, at the London Arena in England. Lewis defeated Botha via second-round technical knockout to retain his heavyweight titles.