New Zealand Rugby
Williams to return to the ring
ESPNscrum Staff
April 6, 2011
Sonny Bill Williams listens to trainer Anthony Mundine, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia, January 29, 2011
Sonny Bill Williams has won all three of his professional boxing bouts to date © Getty Images

All Blacks ace Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed that he will fight again before the end of the Super rugby season.

The 25-year-old centre, who has won his three previous professional bouts, will return to the ring at Waitakere's Trusts Stadium on June 6 - a bye week for the Crusaders - against an as yet unconfirmed opponent.

"I'm not a world beater at this stage." Williams said. "I will definitely be in the ring with someone who could knock me out."

The fight has been labelled as the "Clash for Canterbury" as Williams will donate NZ$100,000 of his purse to victims of the earthquake which devastated Christchurch earlier this year.

"I'm blessed to be able to make a good earning as a sportsman," the former rugby league star said. "I want to help the hardships people have gone through. This (donation) is a no-brainer for me. I feel morally obliged. I didn't come from much and I feel blessed to be where I am now."

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