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Sonny Bill fight 'a fraud'

2013-02-09 11:24

Brisbane - A regional boxing official has criticised organisers of Sonny Bill Williams' title fight, saying they have "defrauded" the Australian public.

The WBA international heavyweight title fight between the former All Blacks star and South African veteran Francois Botha ended with Williams receiving a unanimous points decision. But the fight ended after 10 rounds, instead of 12, as per WBA rules and as had been advertised.

WBA Oceania representative Brad Vocale said he had doubts as to whether the fight was ever sanctioned by the WBA and that "sadly, boxing has been given a black eye again."

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Many fans at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre booed the decision, believing Botha had won.

On Saturday, some bookmaking agencies refunded bets on the fight and Botha, 44, challenged Williams to a rematch.

AP

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-09 11:31

    Like I said...

      adriaan.delange.94 - 2013-02-09 12:06

      Strip him of the title and ban both boxers. Botha knew that the fight was shortened to 10 rounds and now he wants to cry!

      chris.nel.35 - 2013-02-09 12:53

      The rugby world cup was won in similar fashion. Eish NZ Eish!!!!!

      gert.swart.393 - 2013-02-09 13:12

      @adriaan.delange.94 - Botha did not know this because: 1. SBW's manager, nasser, said in an interview after the fight that the decision to shorten the fight was taken after Boatha "started to hit SBW behind the head."; 2. The Aussie boxing president, who was olso a judge at the fight, said they were never informed that the fight was shortened to 10 rounds, and when it was announced at the end of the 10th, it can as a huge surprise to them. That is a lie.

      gert.swart.393 - 2013-02-09 13:13

      Also, the Ausie public are screaming for the arrest of SBW on charges of match fixing.

      rocco.dewet.3 - 2013-02-10 05:03

      Excuse me fellow Saffas, but why the heck do we even care? For a man that is not really a boxer to begin with, SBW actually did well against a real boxer that actually was world champion at some point. I just hope SBW now moves on, give his remaining braincells a break, and return to the sporting codes where he can make megabucks with endorsements. As for Botha, I think he should be ashamed of all his prematch trash talk, and for the sake of his remaining braincells, should now permanently retire from boxing and perhaps consider professional wrestling - he is starting to look like one of the Strombo brothers anyway. No rematch please, it is really not up to Francois Botha to decide whether SBW should hang up his gloves.

      1nawty0 - 2013-02-10 06:25

      Actually I watched the fight very carefully, and you can see the fight was staged...( like wrestling in the U.S.A.): Botha was holding back his right, had many opportunities to land it, and did not. Botha at times even pulled back/held his punches, and a lot of his punches were "telegraphed" giving Williams a chance to block them. Williams was tired and walked into a few "Powder Puff" punches towards the end of the fight, and in my opinion would not have lasted another round. Finishing the fight on 10 rounds, protected Williams and opened the door for a re-match, to further fleece the public. If you don't believe me, watch some of Botha's previous fights. This was a huge PR exercise, for Williams to get the belt, retire as undefeated and add to the Legend that is "Sonny Bill Williams" and for the New Zealanders to be in awe of this Fraud, however, He has a "Glass jaw" and should not have gone more than 3 Rounds with a Has-been.

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-10 10:39

      Give us a real fight: John Smit vs Bruce Laurence.. Now that I would pay to watch...

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2013-02-10 10:45

      Now we see how sport is run down under.

      gsaker1 - 2013-02-10 10:52

      YES folks it was a fraud ...it has just come out in the NZ press that Botha failed a drugs test on urine samples b4 the fight - so to all u whinging SA - who is the biggest cheat? Its a friggen no brainer isn't boys and girls = BOTHA - drug cheats r scum - At 44 yrs old no wonder he cheated

      jco.vanrooyen - 2013-02-10 10:52

      What a flake, now we can start the Cadbury boxing group!

      Jesus - 2013-02-10 11:11

      "Sonny Bill is not even rated in the Australian ratings. He's never fought 10 rounds. That doesn't qualify him to fight for a WBA title."

      Jesus - 2013-02-10 11:12

      Botha tests positive for banned substances...

      john.key.35728466 - 2013-02-10 11:28

      chris nel 35 and to the rest of the south african cry babies, thas what happends when you cheat and take drugs...you south african are re known as drug cheats and the white buffalo was no exception

      sonny.bill.35 - 2013-02-10 11:31

      News just in from Herald Sun: Francois Botha tests positive to a banned substance following the Sonny Bill Williams fight. Results of a urine sample submitted in Brisbane last Tuesday under WBA regulations show he had Phentermine - a banned stimulant - in his system. The? drugs test, which has now been forwarded to the WBA's global headquarters in Panama, also? detected Benzodiazepine. Botha you are a drug taking cheat and a disgrace to sport. You should be banned for life from Boxing.

      frans.visserdsb - 2013-02-11 08:29

      Quite amazing that the Aussie scientists are so much better than everybody else that they can return a positive drugs test wthin 5 days... even in the olympics it takes at least 2 weeks...

      sheda.habib - 2013-02-11 10:05

      @gsaker and 2@ sonnybill35 I saw what I saw with my own eyes. You guys read and believe the PRESS Brainwashed bloody New Zealanders

  • Skwertno1 - 2013-02-09 11:35

    Money honey Williams and the White Buffalo both looking for more pay days Sport is becoming a fascicle show of note....

      johan.uys.75 - 2013-02-11 09:50

      Yes, choose a 3 letters acronym having a B in the middle and you have a good chance of having the name of a boxing organisation (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO...). Now Sonny Bill Williams can have his own boxing organisation viz. "SBW" and the White Buffalo Botha can have "WBB" or if it has already been taken by a boxing organisation, then choose any of 676 combinations.

  • johnny.lamont.3 - 2013-02-09 11:36

    To one of you boxing experts; Is it within the rules to shorten a fight during the fight? Shouldnt this match be declared null and void?

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2013-02-09 11:46

      It was shortened before the fight started and both boxers agreed to it before the fight began, Botha lost because he is a fat water buffalo with a loud mouth, and no actions to back it up. SBW outboxed him in the earlier rounds, and like most Saffas, Botha cried conspriacy and fraud when he couldnt knock Sonny out.

      womba.wonder - 2013-02-09 11:59

      Apparently, both boxers' MANAGERS agreed to cut the fight from 12 rounds to 10. But while SBW's manager told his boxer of the change of plan, Francois Botha's manager did not. He claims that if he had told Botha before the fight, he would have "been distracted"...

      jontheb - 2013-02-09 12:30

      you can't shorten a WBA fight any more than a referee can decide that a soccer match should be 60 minutes long. It isn't a matter of agreement - it's in the rules (Section E, rule 2 to be specific). Clearly this was nothing but a publicity stunt for Aussie football. Their viewer numbers are plummeting, 80% of their players are doping, nobody wants to watch a bunch of cheaters. So now we have officials rigging matches, Shane Warne throwing cricket balls at people and swearing at them - the list goes on. This is just the tip of the ice-berg...how low can they go...sad that the kiwis want to join them

      trev2 - 2013-02-09 13:22

      @jontheb. It was certainly a publicity stunt for Rugby League (not Aussie football), but I get your point.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-09 14:47

      "THE KIWIS" Can I blame "THE SOUTH AFRICANS" for Hansie??? p.s I still think SBW won fair & square ;-)

      john.bee.7359 - 2013-02-10 09:43

      Rule 4e of the WBA stipulates that all championship bouts be decided over 12 rounds. If this fight was sanctioned by the WBA it must be declared a no contest. There is no provision in the WBA for shortening a fight after the weigh in. As yet no one has said who made the decision to shorten the fight, nor who had so much authority that the referee and judges complied with the decision. It is also doubtful that any professional boxing authority would sanction a 12 round fight involving a novice who has never fought beyond 6 rounds. THe whole thing smells of fraud.

  • Jason - 2013-02-09 11:40

    SBW would never have lasted 2 more rounds

      Shoosh - 2013-02-09 12:39

      he didnt have to he knew it was a 10 rounder.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-02-09 11:41

    Let them refund, the spectators.

  • ryan.jardine.146 - 2013-02-09 11:52

    Sonny Bill was tired and would not have made it to 12 rounds. What a joke!!!

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-02-09 12:21

      Moeni altyd glo wat jy sien nie....

      Shoosh - 2013-02-09 12:42

      such a dom comment did you even read the article idiot? - the fight was cut to 10 rounds BEFORE the fight, both trainers agreed to it but only SBW was told by his trainer, apparently so I guess the jokes on you?

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-09 13:04

      Both knew it was over 10 rounds beforehand. SBW won fair and square on points eventhough he was jelly bones at the end..

      john.key.35728466 - 2013-02-10 18:25

      atleast we know sbw was not on drugs like botha...thats why botha was not tiring because he cheated..hes an old man so he had to do something to keep up with the younger sbw

  • staal.burgher - 2013-02-09 11:52

    Boxing along with soccer two of the most ridiculous sports in the world. Fake primadonnas falling all over the show.

      maluxionn - 2013-02-09 13:46

      I thought rugby was the most ridiculous sport played by the minority around the world,No wonder it is not in the olympic games

      gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-09 14:49

      Malux...err whites are not the minority around the world.

      Jesus - 2013-02-09 16:12

      Maluxionn it is in the Olympics fool. It is an Olympic sport. Was in the past too. Olympic holders currents are the USA.

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-09 16:39

      Just a look at that profile picture smiling like a fool in that loser shirt says it all

      maluxionn - 2013-02-09 16:51

      @Gavin it seems you're so obsessed with race,when I said minority I meant it in terms of popularirty that rugby exists in very few countries and is not a popular sport in the world unlike soccer.Rugby is a game of minority. @Jesus you're so disgraceful who did USA defeated in the final to become olympic champions in the olympics.Rugby is not in the olympics because it is supported by few pple around the world.by the way rugby is No.5 on the popular sports list.

      chris.nel.35 - 2013-02-09 18:02

      USA won the last match in 1924. It was discontinued then but 7's was re-introduced for the next olympics in 2016.

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-09 18:24

      Synchronised swimming is a bleeding Olympic sort, dressage too!

      maluxionn - 2013-02-09 19:02

      Almost 100 years of absence in the olympics.Need I say more about rugby.LOL 1924 now it is 2013 man.

      piet.boerie - 2013-02-10 00:44

      maluxionn jealousy of a scuccessful south african sport will get you know where.

      maluxionn - 2013-02-10 09:25

      @piet.boerie I don't hate rugby but was correcting some retards here who hate soccer,Soccer is the most popular sport you can go to iraq you'll find it,afghanistani,isreal,pakistani and every where but not rugby.in the rugby world cup you know which team gonna win,SA,Newzland,England or Australia others are just accompanying them.There is no real competition there.

      mark.oosthuizen.54 - 2013-02-10 11:16

      maluxionn Zuma is the most 'popular' candidate in the ANC. Does that mean he is the best leader? I rest my case.

      danalexsmith - 2013-02-10 11:57

      @maluxionn. factually it is true that football is the most popular sport in the world. i'm annoyed that with the high level of skill SA has in football we can't compete - currently ranked 85th in the world. teams like Georgia are ahead of us - i don't even know where that is! many people don't know how good we are at a junior level. we win many games. we even won the junior world cup a little over 10 years ago. so today those players should be in our national squad competing with the best in the world. where are they? what happens to them? ps. you say world rugby is dominated by a few teams. isn't world football dominated by one team: brazli?

      johan.uys.75 - 2013-02-11 09:47

      Yes, choose a 3 letters acronym having a B in the middle and you have a good chance of having the name of a boxing organisation (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO...). Now Sonny Bill Williams can have his own boxing organisation viz. "SBW" and the White Buffalo Botha can have "WBB" or if it has already been taken by a boxing organisation, then choose any of 676 combinations.

  • rory.beckett.96 - 2013-02-09 12:11

    Staal u sound like a rugby guy. Is rugby not all about falling. Have u seen all that big sweaty men "bou n huis "on each other.

  • Rude.Boy.Shaka - 2013-02-09 12:14

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      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-02-10 17:45

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  • kramerwp - 2013-02-09 12:19

    WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO is the current WBA SUPER WORLD CHAMPION, and ALEXANDER POVETKIN is the current WBA WORLD CHAMPION, i dont understand the title sonny won. Is it a special made up title just for him and his ego

      THABOM85 - 2013-02-09 12:57

      Sonny bw = WBA Intl' champ. Clear now?

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-09 12:58

      It's the international title. As far as I know boxers who are not ranked in the top ten of that division fight for that title. It gives some sort of faster passage to fight the top guys.

      niel.walt - 2013-02-09 13:01

      Don't joke dude lol there is actually an investigation that his title isn't legitemate and doesn't exist

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-09 13:14

      I think the title exists but normally any title fight will be fought over 12 rounds. The title may be taken away because of this reason though.

      kenneth.fisher.750 - 2013-02-09 22:39

      I'd like to see SBW take on Klitschko.

      Jesus - 2013-02-10 11:14

      "Sonny Bill is not even rated in the Australian ratings. He's never fought 10 rounds. That doesn't qualify him to fight for a WBA title."

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-10 21:25

      None of these two so called boxers are on Vladimir's league and this fong-king tittle was only meant some hope on Sonny as we all witnessed that they pushed him to victory. For me as an ex boxer these results brought some tears on my eyes.A Day light robbery!!

  • abner.mophethe - 2013-02-09 12:20

    comedy

  • Hendrik - 2013-02-09 12:38

    Glass jaw Williams.... Sissy Bill Williams.... Money honey Williams..... Choose one

      niel.walt - 2013-02-09 12:59

      You forgot world cup champion williams and super rugby champion williams.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-02-09 15:18

      Achieved more in 2 years than most SA rugby players...

      DuToitCoetzee - 2013-02-09 15:40

      @Jimmy. Not so clever statement. I can also mention a lot of players that achieve more in 2 years than most NZ players and that is not only SA players. What's the point. One do not handle a knife on the blade's side before you not making sure that is not sharpen both sides.

      gideon.joubert.50 - 2013-02-11 09:46

      @ Hendrick You forgot Sonny Boy "Clean wrap" Williams

  • Meg Kruger - 2013-02-09 12:41

    C'mon guys - both guys knew it was a 10 round match from the start. You have to wonder whether all this controversy is just hype for another match, selling tickets & making money.

      andries.cornelius.9 - 2013-02-09 12:49

      Before the fight started the announced that is was scheduled for 12!

      niel.walt - 2013-02-09 12:58

      Sonnybill was also anounced as sonny boy, so does that mean his name has changed?

      gideon.joubert.50 - 2013-02-11 09:47

      Hi Meg, Did you know it was a 10- Rounder?

  • bryan.holloway.bee - 2013-02-09 13:04

    Professional boxing is rotten to the core as was diplayed yet again with this event. The levels that officials and players stoop to, is nothing short of unbelieveable. How can any title be awarded if the event does no go the distance as stipulated by the WBA rules. How can there be questions as to whether it was even sanctioned (or not) by the WBA. The only result here is a no contest with the tile remaining vacant as it was before this diabolical event. Boxing licences need to be cancelled of all those quilty if it really wants to clean up this sport. I look forward to seeing what the WBA has to say and do about this if there is to be credibilty in this sport.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2013-02-09 15:49

      A fight gets registered and approved by the organization. There are conditions and rules that gets agreed on. Stipulations are set. Judges gets appointed and approve. Everything gets worked out to make it a successful event. Now it seems things got changed by some. Organizers, WBA and judges knows nothing of it. WBA's guys do not even know if the fight was registered. It all sounds bizarre!!!!!!

  • gert.swart.393 - 2013-02-09 13:09

    "bookmaking agencies refunded bets on the fight" That says it all!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-09 14:52

      On 'which' round only.

  • retlaw.yelmoc - 2013-02-09 13:21

    This was more like WWF!

      Jesus - 2013-02-09 16:39

      World Wildlife Federation?

      tooka.loosh.5 - 2013-02-10 12:09

      More like WTF? :-)

  • andile.nokhetshe - 2013-02-09 13:40

    A re-match in sunny RSA please!

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 22:38

      Where do you think are we going to bury him because Sonny will kill this last white hope!!

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-02-09 14:09

    Jy kan sien Francois het hom opgevok!

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 14:55

    From where is Lance Amstrong?

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-02-09 15:35

      Soweto.

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 22:51

      Oh ok, now I know because that is where the Grandmother of the Nation comes from. Viva Winnie Mandela!

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 15:50

    Did you take note of his(Sonny) hair, they are blck and the poor blond fell on the joke*dikgemoer*

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2013-02-09 16:48

      Your English is horrible

      johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-02-09 17:20

      sicelo Your English is much better than my African languages. It's OK, keep participating.

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 17:46

      Then take it and wash your stinking a** with it*rootless*

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-09 18:36

      Sicelo, is it the HIV they makes you so bitter. #33.3%chance.

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 22:36

      Hou jou bek!

      sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-09 22:41

      Craven vra jou maan en miskin al drie het 'n vuil siek jou baas*ted*

  • sias1 - 2013-02-09 15:58

    I have followed boxing for many years and I have to say Botha boxed a good fight, although behind on points in the fight, that was expected, he paced himself well. If he knew the fight was only 10 rounds he is an idiot, but to me his gameplan was for 12 and he was clearly on track. His lack of using the right hand was probably to protect the cut on his eye, but still he never looked in trouble and would have won if they went 12. Sonny could not defend himself in the latter of the 10th and be glad the fight was not stopped on a technical k.o.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-09 17:21

      Yeah nothing to do with all the cheap shots eh?

      craven.luyt - 2013-02-09 18:39

      Gavin rather give credit to Cooper, at least he showed potential, SBW must stop boxing he's going to get badly hurt

      gsaker1 - 2013-02-10 11:29

      Yeah and Botha put in one cheap shot after another after the bell what a friggen cheat - he was lucky it only cost him one point after all the warnings he had but he was happy to keep on dishing out cheap shots after the bell - man what a champion - NOT

      gabi.leroux - 2013-02-16 21:13

      Whilst I question the integrity of both camps in this fight, yours is the most rational and informed comment amongst all of the rubbish here my friend. Thanks for bringing a cool head to the drivel.After FB paced himself in the earlier rounds and even got hit well by SBW, I was definitely convinced that a KO or TKO was coming in the 11th...Botha had Williams reeling in the 10th. Then inexplicably the fight was stopped after 10? Even the commentators were flabbergasted?

  • tim.kilpin - 2013-02-09 16:51

    Should be declared null and void

  • jacobus.rautenbach - 2013-02-09 17:05

    ek stemmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, lekke botha, jy het die fight gemaak, lekke wingat, ek like jou

  • sias1 - 2013-02-09 17:41

    @Gavin, he should have kicked him in the nuts for all the clinging, not a few slaps on the ears.

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2013-02-09 18:47

    Was Bryce Lawrence the referee again?

      john.key.35728466 - 2013-02-10 21:45

      No he was'nt, it was your mother..

  • brian.coetzee - 2013-02-09 23:16

    Are you people so gullible to believe the lies of these promoters and the Williams camp. They were likely in cohoots but never expected the Buffalo at 44 to stand any chance of beating their golden egg laying goose. They forgot to pay off The WB! These guys are rotten to the core. Even the bookmakers don't trust them as it is aparently not the first time this has happened in a SBW fight. Their licenses should be revoked!

  • rory.taylor.14 - 2013-02-10 06:20

    what a bunch

      snazomasumpa.brukwe - 2013-02-10 10:07

      Of idiots!!

  • rory.taylor.14 - 2013-02-10 06:23

    i cant believe the hype this so called bout has generated!!! A has been and a footballer! where is the respect for the real boxers? Buffalo its time to hang up the gloves and Sonny, stick to what youre good at!! complete and utter waste of time to watch this crap!!!

      louie.late.3 - 2013-02-11 18:26

      botha doesnt need to hang up the gloves because he is going to be kicked out of boxing for cheating

  • robert.dood.1 - 2013-02-10 07:50

    What a fraud besides how can anyone with six fights suddenly fight for a world title. Sorry but boxing is a sport consisting of people with very little intelligence

  • robert.dood.1 - 2013-02-10 07:53

    Well said Rory problem is most people in boxing can't read so all these comments tend to fall on deaf ears

  • leonard.w.gray - 2013-02-10 09:49

    SBW and his crew scammed everyone, even the bookies are refunding bets.

      gsaker1 - 2013-02-10 11:25

      And what did Botha do mate - now its just come out he failed a drugs test for a banned substance on a urine sample b4 the fight? no wonder a 44 yr old came back in round ten - Botha has scammed everyone including SA supporters who think an overweight and clearly out of condition 44 yr old can keep coming in round ten - friggen spare me what a cheat

  • tony.kirby1 - 2013-02-10 10:05

    Let them have a rematch of 10 rounds and them fight for 12 rounds. That should leave everybody even more confused with all the lies and bull pooh that goes with it.

  • gsaker1 - 2013-02-10 10:52

    YES folks it was a fraud ...it has just come out in the NZ press that Botha failed a drugs test on urine samples b4 the fight - so to all u whinging SA - who is the biggest cheat? Its a friggen no brainer isn't boys and girls = BOTHA - drug cheats r scum - At 44 yrs old no wonder he needed a helping hand huh?

  • Thomas - 2013-02-10 10:59

    FIXED!!!!!!botha was smashing sissy boy in the last rounds there is no way sissy boy was gonna last!!!

      gsaker1 - 2013-02-10 11:19

      The only sissy boy was Botha - It has just come out he failed a drugs test b4 the fight for banned substances - the only sissy boy was the 44 yr old drug cheat

      robert.rob.7505 - 2013-02-12 08:47

      @gsaker1..............I think SBW is gay and has some fettish for fat men - hence he was forever clinging onto FB!

  • paul.korb.9 - 2013-02-10 11:15

    Sport in general is in abad space currently! due to only one sin..........Greed!

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2013-02-10 11:27

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/8285110/SBW-fight-Botha-tests-positive-to-drugs

  • sonny.bill.35 - 2013-02-10 11:28

    News just in from Herald Sun: Francois Botha tests positive to a banned substance following the Sonny Bill Williams fight. Results of a urine sample submitted in Brisbane last Tuesday under WBA regulations show he had Phentermine - a banned stimulant - in his system. The? drugs test, which has now been forwarded to the WBA's global headquarters in Panama, also? detected Benzodiazepine. Botha you are a drug taking cheat and a disgrace to sport. You should be banned for life from Boxing.

  • sonny.bill.35 - 2013-02-10 11:28

    News just in from Herald Sun: Francois Botha tests positive to a banned substance following the Sonny Bill Williams fight. Results of a urine sample submitted in Brisbane last Tuesday under WBA regulations show he had Phentermine - a banned stimulant - in his system. The? drugs test, which has now been forwarded to the WBA's global headquarters in Panama, also? detected Benzodiazepine. Botha you are a drug taking cheat and a disgrace to sport. You should be banned for life from Boxing.

  • sonny.bill.35 - 2013-02-10 11:31

    News just in from Herald Sun: Francois Botha tests positive to a banned substance following the Sonny Bill Williams fight. Results of a urine sample submitted in Brisbane last Tuesday under WBA regulations show he had Phentermine - a banned stimulant - in his system. The? drugs test, which has now been forwarded to the WBA's global headquarters in Panama, also? detected Benzodiazepine. Botha you are a drug taking cheat and a disgrace to sport. You should be banned for life from Boxing.

      robert.rob.7505 - 2013-02-12 08:50

      Listen china - we know the extent of "sportsmanship" in New Sheepland and Arsetralia. These 2 countries should be banned from all international sporting activities.

  • robert.dood.1 - 2013-02-10 12:03

    Botha is a crook but then I suppose this boxing

  • archangel.zerachiel - 2013-02-10 15:52

    Typical All Black ... can't win fair so must resort to cheating!!

      john.key.35728466 - 2013-02-10 18:34

      you meen typical south african....can't win fair so MUST resort to cheating at ALL cost...your old man botha has been caught taking drugs mate so he can keep up with SBW....now whos the cheater....

      archangel.zerachiel - 2013-02-10 19:20

      At John key .... nah sunshine .. wrong continent and bloodline for that .... but, to continue - I would not have been surprised by the All Blacks (why are they called that? No blacks in their team anyhow) if they had inducted Bryce Lawrence into the group of officials for that fight. The South African Botha + drugs + 9mm + baseball bat would still have lost against that combo (Bryce Lawrence and Garden Boy Willams) as the All Blacks are renown for their cheating and squealing when they lose.

      john.key.35728466 - 2013-02-10 21:43

      hahaha i see you africans are still going on about BL lol,,,get over it and move on sunshine that was last years news lad, move with the times and stay relevant..you lost that match fair and square and now almost two years later you're still crying...they are called the mighty all blacks world champions because their atire is normally "ALL BLACK" lol...but hey i guess you're the one thats squealing now right...

  • louie.late.3 - 2013-02-11 18:24

    well the result doesnt matter seeing that Botha tested positive for 3 drugs.

  • charle.presley - 2013-02-11 20:12

    SBW SHOULD BE TEST

  • charle.presley - 2013-02-11 20:18

    SBW SHOULD BE TEST

  • colin.scott.716970 - 2013-02-12 08:30

    To maluxionn -What you talking Bru...... The 2007 Rugby tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 4.2 billion as per Wikipedia .... Read a little....

  • phil.grahn - 2013-02-13 21:48

    Boxing is archaic and should not be allowed in this modern era

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