Williams beat Botha by UD10
A horrible display of corruption.
Not the scores themselves (I had Williams slightly
ahead) - it wasn't a traditional "robbery" in that sense - but still deplorable what happened.
It was a scheduled 12-rounder (announced as one on the broadcast; listed as 12 on Boxrec and @ the bookies) for the vacant WBA International Heavyweight title...but Botha started coming on strong in rounds 8-10 and was hurting Williams badly & frequently. Williams was holding like crazy, leading to point deductions against both men: Botha for hitting on the break and Williams for the holding itself. Williams was nearly KTFO in the 10th. All of a sudden, the bell rang to end the 10th and everybody poured into the ring as if it was all over. Scorecards were gathered and read.
They ****ing changed it from 12 to 10 so Williams could take it on points instead of getting kayoed
Botha and his trainer couldn't believe it. They were told 12.