Boxing: Botha to get another go at SBW

Sonny Bill Williams punches Francois Botha during their heavyweight bout. Photo / Getty Images
Sonny Bill Williams punches Francois Botha during their heavyweight bout. Photo / Getty Images

The representatives of Sonny Bill Williams and Frans Botha have reportedly agreed to a rematch in South Africa in December.

Williams recently won a controversial points victory in Brisbane over the 44-year-old South African, before claims and counter-claims of a late change to the length of the fight, failed drug tests and attempted bribes.

In spite of it all, and Williams' apparent coolness about fighting again, both camps are keen to reprise the bout.

Botha's boxing promoter, Thinus Strydom, told Afrikaans newspaper Rapport he and Williams' manager, Khoder Nasser, had agreed to a rematch.

"They do, however, have a few pre-conditions, like sending samples three months prior to the fight as well as directly after the fight for dope tests. We don't have an issue with that," Strydom told the newspaper.

Last week, Nasser said a rematch was "definite".

No venue has been agreed on but Botha would like the fight to be in Durban, while former All Black Williams would prefer Cape Town, where he has many supporters.

- APNZ

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