Holyfield stops Botha in eighth round

Holyfield, 47, floored the 41-year-old Botha with a right early in the eighth and although the South African was able to get to his feet, referee Russell Mora later stopped the fight

The fight was Holyfield's first in Las Vegas since 2003. He improved to 43-10-2 with 28 knockouts.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford)