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  Saturday, 15 July, 2000, 22:54 GMT 23:54 UK
Lewis v Botha: Round-by-round
Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis takes the fight to Botha
A round-by-round guide to Lennox Lewis' two round victory over South African Francois Botha at the London Arena.

  Lewis v Botha - The facts
Age: Lewis 34/Botha 31
Weight: Lewis 250lbs/ Botha 236lbs
Height: Lewis 6'5"/Botha 6'2"
Reach: Lewis 84"/ Botha 74"
Born: Lewis, London/ Botha Witbank, SA
After entering the arena to his favourite reggae music, Lewis was given a thunderous ovation as he made his way into the ring.

Round One: Lewis, who towers over his opponent, comes out looking to use his jab as much as possible and almost immediately brings up a swelling around Botha's left eye.

After just one minute the champion uses his clubbing right hand to full effect, rocking Botha. Lewis shows total control throughout the round.

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson: Beat Botha in five rounds
Round Two: Lewis bides his time, looking to pick the right shots and avoid the quick counter-punches of Botha.

After two minutes and 39 seconds, Lewis unleashes a lethal three shot combination sending the South African through the ropes. The referee stops the fight. Lewis wins and remains heavyweight champion of the world.

It's the quickest defeat of Botha's career and a demolition, three rounds quicker than Mike Tyson's defeat of the South African.

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