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Sonny Bill Williams

sonny-bill-williamsSonny Bill Williams, born on 3rd August 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand, made his name as a rugby league player, playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs in the Australian NRL competition. In 2008 Sonny Bill Williams made a controversial mid-season departure from the Bulldogs to play rugby union for Toulon club in France.

He made his professional boxing debut against Gary Gurr, who he stopped in the 2nd round to claim victory.

Sonny Bill Williams Articles

SBW and Gallen win fights, may take on each other

by , 1 Feb 2015

Footballing titans Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen have moved closer to a mooted boxing bout with convincing wins on Saturday’s Footy Show Fight Night, at Sydney’s Allphones Arena. Dual international Williams (7-0, 3 KOs) was too quick and relentless for the far more experienced Chauncy Welliver, losing just one of the eight rounds across […]

SBW is “better than Michael Jordan”

by , 29 Jan 2015

Sonny Bill Williams is a better athlete than Michael Jordan, according to the man he next faces in the boxing ring. And that scares experienced American Chauncy Welliver. “This guy is an all-round athlete – he can run, he can jump, he can do a little bit of everything,” Welliver said on Wednesday’s ahead of […]

SBW says US giant a ‘bit daunting’

by , 8 Jan 2015

Sonny Bill Williams rates his next heavyweight boxing bout as more of a challenge after winning a controversial decision over Francois Botha almost two years ago. The 29-year-old cross-code star believes Chauncy Welliver is more durable than the South African but is backing his superior fitness to come out on top against the giant 137kg […]

SBW enduring torturous pre-season

SBW enduring torturous pre-season

by , 20 Dec 2014

Sonny Bill Williams has embarked on one of the most punishing training blocks of his celebrated sporting career in preparation for his seventh professional boxing bout next month. Williams will headline the action at the inaugural Footy Show Fight Night in Sydney on January 31, with NSW State of Origin captain Paul Gallen, Wallabies playmaker […]

SPIRO: The rolling maul: The Boks need a new coach

SPIRO: The rolling maul: The Boks need a new coach

by , 13 Nov 2014

The Springboks need a new coach after losing to Ireland’s 29-15. It is not often that a top-tier team is as comprehensively out-coached as the Springboks were by the New Zealander Joe Schmidt with his storming, fired-up and smart Ireland side at the Aviva Stadium. Good coaching is about accurate and thoughtful selection, which Graham […]

SBW shows why he’s straight back in the All Blacks against England

by , 11 Nov 2014

Sonny Bill Williams passed another exam in his Test rugby re-education, but some other backs earned the wrath of the All Blacks coach following the tense defeat of England. Williams was a standout in attack and defence during the 24-21 comeback win at Twickenham. The rugby league convert was the most penetrative runner in a […]

Jason Taumalolo ‘not comfortable’ with SBW comparisons

by , 8 Nov 2014

Their game-breaking abilities have prompted comparisons between Jason Taumalolo and Sonny Bill Williams but the North Queensland NRL star says he wants to be his own man. The 21-year-old was first likened to dual-international Williams shortly after making his NRL debut in 2010. While Williams’ offloading abilities are dissimilar to Taumalolo’s raw strength and tackle-breaking […]

SBW turned All Blacks into league fans

by , 7 Nov 2014

Rugby league fans within the All Blacks camp are coming out of the woodwork now that Sonny Bill Williams is back doing his thing. Williams has charged back into New Zealand’s first-choice team for Saturday’s union Test against England at Twickenham, a return that is fully deserved if dedication is the measuring stick, according to […]

International rugby in review: Week 1

International rugby in review: Week 1

by , 4 Nov 2014

In what is sure to be a fantastic month of viewing in the coming weeks, the first weekend of international rugby has been completed with two vastly different outcomes. The weekend just past saw the Wallabies take on the Barbarians and the All Blacks take on the USA Eagles, two games used to experiment with […]

“He could become one of the very best we’ve ever had” – Hansen on SBW

by , 1 Nov 2014

Sonny Bill Williams’ preparation for his return to the All Blacks began well before he finished in the NRL, leaving coach Steve Hansen marvelling at his rugby potential. Williams, 29, makes his much-anticipated return in what should be a comfortable win over the United States in Chicago on Saturday. Hansen believes the two-year gap since […]

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