SBW Says Boxing Will Help his Rugby

Sony Bill Williams. Photo:www.theguardian.com.au

Sporting polymath Sony Bill Williams believes the gruelling boxing training will stand him in good stead for his return to Super Rugby.

Williams describes his six weeks of training as physical and mental torture. On January 31 he’ll see if it was enough as he takes on respected American Chauncy Welliver. The heavyweight clash will be the first Footy Show Fight Night held at Allphones Arena. It promises to be a torrid encounter with both men claiming to be at the peak of their fitness and skills.

But for Williams the clash is just the start.

Only a few days later Williams is expected to be thrown into the crucible – joining his Chiefs teammates for their final test against defending champions the Waratahs.

“I’m excited about potentially playing in that game,” said Williams to the Daily Telegraph.

“My fight will come first though, then I can focus on the match afterwards.

“I’ll had over to New Zealand with the Chiefs in early January and do some training at night with Tony Mundine.

“It’s a big year next season in a rugby sense and I know putting myself through this almost tortuous next six weeks will get me in the best possible condition – not just physically, but also mentally.

“It will be hard work, but it will definitely help me with my rugby too.”

Williams was full of praise for All-Black Dan Carter, who recently signed with French club Racing Metro. Carter signed a three-year deal supposedly worth three million a season.

“He is not just a good rugby player,” said Williams of Carter,, “ but a good bloke (too), and it is good to see him do well for his family.”

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