New Zealand Rugby
SBW involved in weigh-in scuffle
February 7, 2012
Watch the scuffle between SBW and Tillman
Sonny Bill Williams' next boxing opponent Clarence Tillman was pushed to the floor after throwing a punch at the All Blacks centre during a pre-fight press conference.
Williams and Tillman will enter the ring on Wednesday evening to fight for the New Zealand Heavyweight crown. Sparks flew as the pair weighed-in for the bout, with Tillman launching an attack on Williams before a member of the World Cup winner's camp tackled Tillman to the ground.
Though the incident left some reporters sceptical about how genuine the scuffle was, Williams claimed he was stunned by the attack "especially from a seasoned campaigner like Clarence".
"That's pretty below the belt, but that's all good," Williams said. "Obviously, there's other things on his mind and he wants to bring the fight right now.
"He's definitely coming to fight and that's what I want - a challenge. Hopefully we can put it on for the people."
Williams has been preparing for the fight while training with Super Rugby side the Chiefs and weighed in at 107.9kg, while Tillman tipped the scales at 128.4kg.
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