SBW favoured to beat Botha

2013-02-07 10:00
SBW v Francois Botha (File)
Cape Town - Former All Black star Sonny Bill Williams will beat South Africa's Francois 'White Buffalo' Botha in their bout in Brisbane on Friday, according to bookmakers.

PREVIEW: Sonny Bill Williams v Francois Botha

Leading SA bookies, Ladbrokes, have installed Williams as a 8/11 favourite for their 12-round fight, to be shown live on SuperSport 5 from 13:00 SA time.

Botha can be backed at 11/10, with the draw on offer at 28/1.

Botha, 44, will enter the ring with record of 48 wins, 8 losses, 3 draws and 1 no-contest. He has won 28 bouts inside the distance since his professional debut on February 11, 1990.

Botha has fought boxing legends Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Evander Holyfield and Michael Moorer in his career and outweighed Williams, 27, at the weigh-in by a little over 8kg (115.25kg v 107kg).

Williams is a relative novice as a boxer in comparison, having had only five fights, all of which he's won, including three inside the distance.

Meanwhile, Wallaby and Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper will feature against little-known Barry Dunnett on the undercard.

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