http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/new...vyweight-belt/All Black Sonny Bill Williams will seek to add a boxing title to his Rugby World Cup winner's medal when he fights for the New Zealand heavyweight belt next year.
The former rugby league international will fight Richard Tutaki for the vacant title at Hamilton's Claudelands Arena on February 8.
Williams has a clause in his contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union which allows him to continue to compete in the ring. The 26-year-old has had four bouts, winning them all.
Tutaki, 33, has won 19 of his 41 bouts, losing 21 with one drawn.
The terrible thing is he may just win it, given the state of boxing in New Zealand. He'd get killed against David Tua and Joseph Parker should he turn professional after 2012 Olympics. I've seen Richard Tutaki fight before, and I wasn't overly impressed. Wouldn't be suprised if Sonny Bill Williams takes the title (not that he's a great boxer). The only positive with this would be it would open SBW up to fight David Tua (Who I acutally think would take it if Monte Barrett doesn't fight him again for his WBO Asia-Pacific and Oriental titles, so would be after a belt and more than that, a Sonny Bill Williams v David Tua match would sell big).