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Buffaloed: Botha robbed by Williams and round shortening

Sonny Bill Williams (6-0, 3 KO’s) may have secured a unanimous decision over Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha (48-9-3, 29 KO’s) yesterday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall, Queensland, Australia, but plenty of confusion and controversy surrounds the dubious bout.

The Rugby star turned boxer Williams pressured Botha with a steady jab and movement through the first 8 rounds, but the seasoned “White Buffalo” came back in the 9th and 10th rounds and had his younger opponent out on his feet. Seemingly, the last two rounds of the fight would turn the tide for good, right? Well, to the shock of those in attendance Botha himself, the scheduled 12 rounder was inexplicitly shorted to a 10 rounder and Williams was crowned the WBA International Champion by scores of 97-91, 98-94, and 97-91.

An angry Botha demanded a rematch following the bout. Shenanigans in Australia, just what the sport needs. Enjoy the victory and belt Sonny Bill Williams and be sure to thank the promoter for saving you from the inevitable knockout that was coming….

 

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