Five juicy nuggets of boxing trivia for you to drop on your mates. Sadly no topless models involved.
Undefeated Brit heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury will meet veteran Francois Botha on February 19 at Wembley Arena, London.
Botha will be Fury’s toughest opponent yet, having only lost to the likes of Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko and Michael Moorer in a career spanning 20-years and 56 fights.
5. Bernard Hopkins – Golden Palace.com
With the boxing world betting against Bernard Hopkins for his 2001 mega-fight against Felix Trinidad, online casino Golden Palace took the gamble and paid him $100,000 to have their web address temporarily tattooed on his back. The move marked a new frontier for sports’ sponsorship, the athletes’ body, and was a winner for all parties as B-Hop won the fight – particularly pleasing for the man himself, having staked his 100k readies on that exact result.