Francois Botha is a South African boxer born in 1968 in Witbank, South Africa. His nickname is The White Buffalo. He has fought for the World Heavyweight Championship four times throughout his career. Some of his most notable fights were against Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Shannon Briggs, and Wladimir Klitschko. Botha also competed in kickboxing and mixed martial arts from 2003 to 2006. He is married to Elsje Botha and they have two children.