Axel Schulz vs Francois Botha
Weights: Schulz 107.501 kg, Botha 100.698 kg.
On June 3, 1995, the IBF ordered George Foreman, the organization's heavyweight champion, to defend the title against Schulz, whom he defeated by a controversial decision six weeks earlier. Foreman chose to vacate the title. The IBF then ruled that Botha, ranked No. 1, and Schulz, ranked No. 2, would fight for the vacant title.