Eclipse of the Sonny?
SBW v White Buffalo (File)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have backed Francois 'White Buffalo' Botha to dish out some serious pain to All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams - if the fight between the two goes ahead...
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According to Die Burger, Williams will fight South African heavyweight, Francois Botha in Durban on November 17.
Botha was so confident about beating Williams he said that he wouldn't mind doing
it "somewhere during half-time of a rugby match" and with "one hand
tied behind his back".
The majority of Sport24 readers agreed with his sentiments.
Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about the fight:
comment on the SBW vs White Buffalo fight. I have always been a SBW fan as I
think to have two professions really takes not only natural sporting talent but
a whole lot of dedication and commitment. I would pay to see him in Durban and
do hope the fight come to fruition. SBW, just be aware shooting your mouth, you
are a great rugby player as well as boxer, but this is going to be your
toughest fight yet." - Dylan Hall
"The white Buffalo will whip SB William's a*&e , whatever way you look at it Sonny Boy lacks the experience and ring toughness which the Franz Botha oozes!" - Charles.W"
Boy Williams know anything about Boxing or does he come out of a Boxing
background before he started his Rugby career? What is
this fight all in aid of against Francois Botha?" - Clifford Voigt
fight!!! Hope SABC / SuperSport broadcast this fight, because any loyal
South African rugby supporter will love to see how SBW’s butt will be kicked!" - Johan Anderson"
"Fight won’t take place. SBW wont pitch and if he does the White Buffalo will knock him within 2 rounds." - Anton Blignaut
"3rd round knockout, just to rub in salt into the wounds of the Kiwifruits after losing the Rugby Championship to the Bokke." - Hans van der Merwe
"Been a fan of Botha's for a long time, and his track record reads like a whose who of heavyweights in our time. He's gonna have SBW for breakfast!" - pieter.dewet
"WICKED! but it will never happen...Sonny Bill is a protected species. He only fights no-bodies. He's a publicity stunt." - JOU Bliksem
"I've seen Sonny Bills boxing matches. He can't fight worth a damn. Francois in Pro boxing has 48 wins, 29 by KO and 7 losses. The losses where against people like Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike Tyson. They are going to stop it before he kills SBW." - sharkie.fin
"I would look forward to seeing such a fight. Even if only to witness an All Black get a can of wip-ass from a South African, as we are battling to get any of that done on the rugby field." - tibor.kolosvari
"Francois Botha will get smashed to pieces. He's
so past it. He just wants to fight cos he knows he's out of
time and it'll be a cash cow as SA people love rugby so they know SBW. Buffalo is gonna have his hide whipped." - Warren Hirst
"White Buffalo = extinct species #stop cruelty to animals." - allblacksfanatic
"Money Bill Williams to down this lardy punchbag in the 3rd round." - Charles Dumbwin
"They are both clowns. I won't be rushing to tune in if its televised." - Bernard Mackenzie
"I have just read about this fight online, could you please
tell me where and what time so that we can get tickets and come and
watch?" - Nicole
Has Sonny Bill Williams bitten off more than he can chew in accepting a fight with Francois Botha? (AFP Photo)