Sonny Bill set to fight in South Africa
August 18, 2012
Sonny Bill Williams is set to fight in South Africa © Getty Images
Sonny Bill Williams is set to continue his boxing career with a bout against South Africa's Francois Botha.
The New Zealand centre - who is set for a stint in Japan before returning to rugby league next season - is in line to face the 43-year-old in Durban this November, according to promoter Thinus Strydom.
Botha has won 48 of 58 bouts during a long professional career, which includes knockout defeats to Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.
Williams claimed the New Zealand heavyweight title in February after stopping Clarence Tillman III in the first round of their clash in Hamilton, and turned out for the All Blacks in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup victory over Australia in Sydney.
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