*Former four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield beat South African Frans Botha with an eighth-round TKO to win the World Boxing Federation title in Las Vegas Saturday.

Holyfield, 47, dropped the 41-year-old Botha with a right early in the eighth. Botha managed to get to his feet, but it was too late for referee Russell Mora, who decided to stop the fight.

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