Rugby

Boxing no PR stunt - Cooper

2012-12-11 14:09
Quade Cooper (File)
  Video

Check out a video showing the evolution of the Stormers jersey over the years.

Cape Town - Flyhalf Quade Cooper, capped 38 times for the Wallabies, says his upcoming boxing bout is not a publicity stunt as he is seriously considering a career in the sport.

According to the Eye Witness News website, Cooper will follow in the footsteps of good friend Sonny Bill Williams and pursue a career in the ring, fighting on the undercard of the Williams-Francois Botha bout on February 8, 2013, against a yet-to-be-named opponent.

“I have an opportunity to fight on the undercard for Sonny Bill, and not only a professional belt, but for a great cause. The fight against drugs is something that really got me amped up. This is great for my boxing career and after this fight I will definitely continue pursuing this path.”

Cooper said he was receiving great advice from Williams.

“Sonny said in his first fight he had no background in boxing and he was very nervous. He said the walk out of that tunnel is something that you’ll never experience doing anything else.”

Last week Cooper, 24, signed a lucrative two-year deal, rumoured to be in the region of A$800 000 (R7.3m) per year with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), after nearly walking away from the Wallabies and Reds following his criticism of national coach Robbie Deans.

 

Read more on:    quade cooper  |  rugby  |  boxing
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Boks can rule skies in Salta

2014-08-20 22:47

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

After the first weekend's Rugby Championship action, which team do you see as the strongest title contender?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.