Evander Holyfield http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31383/all en Rugby-Sonny Bill fight controversially cut by two rounds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/rugby-sonny-bill-fight-controversially-cut-two-rounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 8 (Reuters) - Former New Zealand All Black Sonny Bill Williams won his sixth professional boxing fight in farcical circumstances on Friday when his contest with Francois Botha in Brisbane was cut short by two rounds in mid-fight.</p> <p>Williams was clearly in trouble at the end of the WBA international heavyweight title bout against the veteran South African but held on to defy a flurry of punches and win the fight on points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/rugby-sonny-bill-fight-controversially-cut-two-rounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Evander Holyfield Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:45:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750046 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Williams defends shortened title bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sonny Bill Williams has defended his controversial unanimous points heavyweight victory over veteran Frans Botha in a title bout that ended after 10 rounds in Brisbane on Friday night.</p> <p>The fight, which was advertised and scheduled for 12 rounds as per WBA rules, was stopped early, drawing an angry reaction from Botha and boos from the crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Evander Holyfield Sports AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750721 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Williams defends shortened title bout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sonny Bill Williams has defended his controversial unanimous points heavyweight victory over veteran Frans Botha in a title bout that ended after 10 rounds in Brisbane on Friday night.</p> <p>The fight, which was advertised and scheduled for 12 rounds as per WBA rules, was stopped early, drawing an angry reaction from Botha and boos from the crowd at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/boxing-williams-defends-shortened-title-bout-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Business Evander Holyfield Sports AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:00:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750747 at http://www.globalpost.com