Boxing: stick to rugby, Botha tells Sonny Bill Williams
16 Jan 2013
JOHANNESBURG — Veteran pugilist Francois Botha has warned New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams to spend more time on the rugby field and less in the boxing ring.
Botha squares up against Williams, an All Blacks rugby star and the New Zealand heavyweight title holder, in Brisbane on February 8. Having faced the likes of Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko and Lennox Lewis in the past, the 44-year-old South African has lost nine kilogrammes in the past month as he prepares to ressurrect his career against Williams.
“Sonny Bill is a master of the offload, but the difference is that he offloads balls whereas I offload punches,” Botha said yesterday.