And just when you thought the Francois Botha vs Sonny Bill Williams heavyweight fight couldn’t turn into a bigger f**kshow after it was controversially stopped in the 10th round and then it was alleged Botha tested positive for a banned substance. Now Botha, the ‘White Buffalo’ is claiming that 3 days before the fight the manager of Sonny Bill Williams offered him R1.38 million to throw the fight.
Seriously…it’s one thing that this fight has tainted boxings already dodgy reputation, but come now…this is emboeressing hey.
This from Botha.
“Botha, 44, alleges Williams’s manager Khoder Nasser offered him the money in a Brisbane park three days before the World Boxing Association fight, claiming he received a phone call asking to pick him up alone.
“I wasn’t told where I was going. As we stopped at a park, my cellphone was confiscated and was given to a guy in the car,” Botha told New Zealand’s Radio LiveSport from Durban.
“Then I was being walked (by Nasser), and during this walk, I was offered Aus$150 000 to throw the fight.
“I just said ‘no, I can’t do it’.” [iol]
Can someone please get to the bottom of this and end it.
Before Botha says he was abducted by aliens and his brain was swopped with Sponge Bob Squarepants.
That being said…i wouldn’t put it past those Kiwis or dodgy Ozzie officials hey.