Sonny Bill to fight SA boxer
Cape Town - New Zealand rugby star and heavyweight boxer, Sonny Bill Williams, will fight South African heavyweight Danie Venter later this year.
Williams's agent, Khoder Nasser, told SAPA that a deal between Williams and Venter has been negotiated.
The venue for Willliams's fight with the 32-year-old-Venter, who represented South Africa at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney as a Light Heavyweight, is still unconfirmed.
Plans for Williams to fight SA's former world heavyweight champion, Francois Botha, is still on the go - but according to the Beeld newspaper it won't happen in November as initially hoped.
This comes news after it was confirmed on Thursday that Williams will be in action in an international sevens tournament, the 7'sPL, in George in December.
Williams, Welsh legend Shane Williams and Australia’s enigmatic flyhalf, Quade Cooper, will play for the NBM All Stars team.
The 7'sPL tournament, with prize money of R1 million, will see 12 teams, including some of the world’s best rugby players, in action.
The NBM All Stars are the first outfit to make a major announcement regarding the acquisition of players for the tournament.