15 Dec 2010

SBW to fight in Newcastle

6:17 am on 15 December 2010

All Black Sonny Bill Williams will meet Australian Scott Lewis in his next bout after confirming he'll return to the ring for two fights next year ahead of the World Cup.

The Sydney Morning Herald says Williams will be the headline act in Newcastle on January 29th.

Williams has won both his previous fights easily while Lewis knocked out former Queensland league prop Carl Webb this year.

The fight is scheduled for the same night that Williams' Crusaders teammates play their first pre-season match before the Super Rugby season.

The New Zealand Rugby Union wouldn't comment until confirmation of Williams' fight.

It is understood being able to continue boxing was a part of Williams' deal to sign with the NZRU.