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Beeno1

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Botha warns SBW
January 15, 2013, 16:51:48
 
 
 
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Johannesburg - Veteran pugilist Francois Botha has warned New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams to spend more time on the rugby field and less in the boxing ring. (Wise advice Francois)

Botha, 44, squares up against Williams, an All Black rugby star and the New Zealand heavyweight title holder, in Brisbane, Australia, on February 8.

"Sonny Bill's a master of the offload but the difference is that he offloads balls whereas I offload punches," Botha said on Tuesday.

Having faced the likes of Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko and Lennox Lewis in the past, the 44-year-old South African had lost 9kg in the past month, according to his promoters, as he prepared to ressurrect his career against Williams, a dual rugby league and union international.

"I'm not a rugby player but I love rugby, and once this bout is over, rugby fans will be relieved that Williams will not return to the ring," Botha said.

"I know the All Blacks are very popular in South Africa and the fans would rather see him at his best on a rugby field.

"His rugby league skills have worked wonders for All Blacks rugby and I think he's wasted in a boxing ring. I'd rather enjoy seeing him display his silky skills against the Springboks, rather than try to box against a Buffalo."

Botha was excited about the prospect of more big pay days in the future, provided he is able to dispose of Williams.

"The WBA International title will be on the line, and once you wear that belt it could propel you into the big time," he said.

"I've been there before but this time I'm far better prepared. I'm going to teach Sonny Bill a thing or two."

Well I hope SBW isnt hurt badly. Botha is getting on for sure at 44 but could still do serious damage.


Ek

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 15, 2013, 16:57:08

oh no comeone you are not serious. Francois Botha is Geriatric. SBW should be fined for beating up on the aged.

Botha is at least a genuine boxer and better than anyone SBW has ever faced, however When was the last time he actually had a decent fight?

The guy is old man, really.


Saffex

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 15, 2013, 17:26:04

I reckon Botha will hammer SBW. SBW cant fight he boxes like a girl. Botha is an old man and been out of the game for a while but I still reckon he will be too much for SBW

SBW should be fighting Freddie Flintoff, who also fights like a girl - it would be a good fight


polyboy

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 15, 2013, 17:59:44

As much as I admire SBW as an athlete, he's a rugby athlete not a boxing athlete. Botha maybe an aged boxer, but he has been in there with some of the best, he carries experience and skills into the ring which though diminished should be too much for SBW.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 15, 2013, 18:46:08

given that rugby both leage and union is his number one priority and his bread and butter, maybe botha is the perfect match up for him, despite his old age.
its agreed both here and in NZ that SBW is in all likely hood going to get KOed, so while both is an old has been, he is still a massive challenge for SBW.

regardless, im going to be cheering for SBW hard and i wish him all the best, u the man SBW, but try not to get too badly fudged up if u do lose, cos were going to need u in 2015 when the All Blacks become the first nation to win back to back RWC, :o)

good luck and all the best, :o)

GO SBW & GO THE MIGHTY MIGHTY ALL BLACKS!!!
 


steinlager1

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 15, 2013, 21:41:00

Oh Boy whats a big fat yarpy doing taking on a Samoan.

Samoans take their victims heads off and put them on  platters.

You need to hit Samoans over the head with a 4X2 to have any effect, even then they'll probably just laugh at you.

Good luck to the big fat yarpy ,


Jalapeno!

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 11:40:50

Oh come on people! You don't have to be Nostradamus to know what's going to happen if this "fight" actually takes place.

 

Let's see now . . . on the one hand we have a washed-up has-been boxer with no future prospects in desperate need of one last payday; on the other hand we have a wealthy young rugby star pretending to be a boxer with excellent future prospects, whether that be playing rugby union, playing rugby league or knocking out fat desperate old men in the boxing ring.

 

The only question is whether Botha can make his fall to the canvas look vaguely realistic. Let's hope he doesn't give Sonny Bill a big wink on the way down!

 

I agree with [removed]. Let Sonny Bill fight Freddie Flintoff. That would be fun to watch!


Beeno1

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 12:45:50

rooitwit Botha clearly is not thinking this is his last payday -  or so he  says. 


Ek

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 13:06:06

"The only question is whether Botha can make his fall to the canvas look vaguely realistic. Let's hope he doesn't give Sonny Bill a big wink on the way down!"

 

very well Put Chillieboy. Wonder what Bothat will get for losing :)

But yeah An old wahsed up boxer vs a young wanabee boxer, could maybe be a contest .... Definetely has showpiece value.


Saffex

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 16:19:16

Would help if SBW could actually box - the bloke punches like a woman brandishing a handbag


Ek

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 16:35:57

Saf woman with Handbags hit bloody hard. You have no idea what they carry around in those things. They can definitely be classified as a lethal weapon.

I think i should stop my comulsive pickpocketing though, I should be safer.


Saffex

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 17:09:13

I dont ever recall getting a slap from a woman but am sure I have deserved or come close at times


Ek

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 16, 2013, 17:25:40

well if SBW punces like a woman slapping it would defenitely not be the same as a woman brandishing a lethal weapon (read Handbag) containing a variety o[removed]nown objects, that could shatter your skull.......


Arthur John

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 18, 2013, 03:26:26

 Boxing has gone to the Dogs in a big way.

Boxers with adverts on their backs, dancing around in mini skirts (called shorts).

USA fixed fights and what else.

I now find more time to reflect on the true great boxers of the past....

 

 


Ek

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RE: Botha warns SBW
January 18, 2013, 09:03:38

BTW, what is the date time and place for this fight?


hemanthjava

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 07:17:01

 The heavyweight bout in Brisbane will be broadcast live on SuperSport. Coverage of the preliminaries starts at 10:00 (SA time). Nobody expects brilliant boxing but anticipation is running high. Botha is a former IBF champion and Williams is an All Black who helped New Zealand win the 2011 World Cup. They have what it takes to draw spectators.

 

http://www.sportsbun.com/sportsbun/


Capone

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 07:56:19

I reckon Botha's gonna knock SBW into tomorrow.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 09:50:06

all the best SBW, cos OMG ur gonna need it.

full credit to SBW for taking on someone of the calibre of botha, i seen both in the weigh ins and hes looking mean. the time in the ring hes spent fighting the likes of lewis, tyson, hollyfiled and one of the kiltichos is going to overwhelm SBW, even if SBW looks the better athlete.

wishing u all the best anyway SBW, good luck and im hoping for a wicked upset.

 

so who is hemanthejava also known as???
 


blobbok

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 10:04:48

Hemajava, Thanks for the link & c'mon Botha .


hemanthjava

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 10:13:47

Welcome blobbok. Please share the link....


Jalapeno!

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 10:42:47

Anyone got any updates? I know Quade Cooper is on the undercard. Anyone watching this who can tell us if his fight has started?


blobbok

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 11:25:10

Cooper hasn't fought yet, looks like his bout may be scheduled after Botha/ SBW .


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 11:54:56

@jalapeno,

 

i dont think coopers fight will be hled after SBW, SBW is the main event and they wont make cooper go last.

theres been a lot of KOs and TKOs in the preliminary fights though and organizers are trying to bide the time i guess for viewing purposes.

cooper was held up in traffic earlier on, but he has been at the event center for a while now so everything is on track.

hope the KOs arent a sgin of things to come, lolz.

GO SBW!!!


blobbok

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 12:01:46

Got it wrong ........ Cooper up next .


Jalapeno!

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 12:03:33

Thanks guys, managed to get it on streaming so not to worry about updates . . . not on my account anyway. They're talking about the Cooper fight now so it looks like that is next up.

 

I think this is going to be a night for the rugby-boxers!


Jalapeno!

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 12:24:45

Cooper actually looked quite impressive although admittedly his opponent was a complete palooka. I mean really, his footwork was a joke. Hard to believe that was a professional boxer!

 

Rugby 1, Boxing 0!


Beeno1

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 12:49:11

Its just a money spinning deal cashing in on the interest of rugby fans. Best sbw and cooper return full time to rugby.


TC-Fireman

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 16:17:38

What a farce

SBW would have been knocked out cold if this went 12 rounds, as it was supposed to.

SBW was out on his feet after the 10th, came extremely close to getting knocked out in the final seconds, even the crowd wanted Botha to win, then the ref calls an end to it after the 10th, when even the ringside commentators were saying it's a 12 round fight, as it should be for the WBA belt.

Botha rightly called it a bull[removed] decision to the commentator.


Beeno1

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RE: Botha warns SBW
February 08, 2013, 16:35:20

Fireman one has to ask how do they get away with this? Surely if Botha is not in on this he could sue etc. A plan to stimulate huge interest in a rematch has to be a possibility. Lets see if that happens.

It doesnt seem possible that this could be done and there be backlash and no questions asked.


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