Sonny Bill to fight SA boxer

2012-03-30 07:54

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.


  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-03-30 08:02

    Danie Who?

      Dhirshan - 2012-03-30 08:39

      sonny bill who??? 1st round knock-out to danie lol

  • Lionel - 2012-03-30 08:21

    Ag SBW,you are an idiot!!!!!!

  • Shorcha - 2012-03-30 08:25 Does not look to bright. Won his last fight at least :D

  • Willem - 2012-03-30 08:31

    Slaan hom moerlandspan toe!

  • Rob - 2012-03-30 08:39

    Sonny Bill vs Bakkies Botha. Now there's a fight I would pay to see.

      Heiku - 2012-03-30 09:07

      Would have to be MMA. Bakkies is too rough for boxing

      FeF - 2012-03-30 10:17

      What about a tag team match,SBW and McCaw vs Bakkies and Schalk.

      Tarriq - 2012-03-30 11:20

      No ways! Bakkies and Spies ftw

  • Johann - 2012-03-30 09:14

    Now here's the thing right. SBW is probably lucky that Die Buffel is not doing this. But then Danie Venter is virtually unknown. However he dropped Flo Simba in the first round and Flo in my opinion is an awesome fighter. Had Flo beaten Danie, then he probably would have been entitled to that match up. Danie's stats are at 4 losses in 17 fights. Not too bad. If he is technically sound, then he can take SBW on comfortably.

  • Jaan-Paul - 2012-03-30 09:30

    Sonny boy dropped the current new Zealand heavy weight champion in the first round recently so I think this fight is going to be a good one. I also think sonny has the chance to become a klitchko contender! Watch this space guys.

      Sean - 2012-03-30 12:15

      I watched this fight - It was a joke from front to back - He wasn't the heavy weight champion - it was a vacant title and the guy was so out of shape that it was a farce- Sonny Bill has NO technique and will be floored by any technically competent boxer

      Tyrone - 2012-03-30 12:50

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... Klitchko contender?? Think your blind Jaan. Do yourself a favour and watch a Klitchko fight and watch Sonny fight. No contest!!

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-30 10:01

    Sigh, where are the days of Ali, Tyson, Marvellous Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, etc etc

      FeF - 2012-03-30 10:25

      Ai Stefan,u brought tears to my eyes.I remember,in the early 80's,the great fights between Marvelous Marvin Hagler,Tommy 'the Hitman' Hearns,Sugarray Leonard and Roberto Duran.These guys fought each on a regular basis for years.Me and my dad would get up at 3am and watch then on the old Telefunken...great memories of boxings golden era!

  • Johnnie - 2012-03-30 10:09

    Bliksem hom Daantjie!

  • Loo - 2012-03-30 10:48

    Oh dear ,,, get the bandages ,,, I hope Danie whoever is not a bleeder

  • Ken - 2012-03-30 20:10

    SBW can't fight himself out of his boxer shorts!

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