Sonny Bill Williams punches Francois Botha during their recent fight in Brisbane. Photo by Getty
Sonny Bill Williams punches Francois Botha during their
recent fight in Brisbane. Photo by Getty
The representatives of Sonny Bill Williams and Frans
Botha have reportedly agreed to a rematch in South Africa in
Williams recently won a controversial points victory in
Brisbane over the 44-year-old South African, before claims
and counter-claims of a late change to the length of the
fight, failed drugs tests and attempted bribes.
In spite of it all, and Williams' apparent coolness about
fighting again, both camps are keen to do it again.
Botha's boxing promoter, Thinus Strydom, told Afrikaans
newspaper Rapport, that he and Williams' manager
Khoder Nasser had agreed to a rematch.
"They do however have a few pre-conditions, like sending
samples three months prior to the fight as well as directly
after the fight for dope tests. We don't have an issue with
that," Strydom told the newspaper.
Last week Nasser said a rematch was a "definite".
No venue has been agreed on but Botha would like the fight to
be in Durban, while former All Black Williams would prefer it
to be in Cape Town, where he has many supporters.