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Khoder Nasser Fires Back at Botha's Tampering Claims

Khoder Nasser, manager of rugby star and heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams, has responded to allegations by Francois Botha that his urine sample was potentially tampered with by a relative of Nasser.

Following a controversial match between Williams and Botha, allegations emerged that a pre-fight drug test taken by Botha tested positive for a banned substance.

Tonight, in an interview with Campbell Live from South Africa, Botha said on the positive results and his previous drug use:

"The thing that bothers me about this whole thing is that Khoda Nasser’s brother or family member was the person who administered the drug test. He took my sample.

“It’s crazy, I paid the price when I was much younger, it cost me millions of dollars – why would I go and do this crazy stuff?”

Nasser responded to these allegations:

“The pathology company is a very reputable pathology company in Australia and Francois has a history with these things and a history with twisting and turning words and scenarios around. He's doing a great job.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13026822]If the recycled heavyweights want to keep fighting then fight each other. Tua/Botha make it happen! This is 15 years too late but I'd watch it. Both are still competitive...[/QUOTE] I think it's likely if you look at how…

Comment by joe strong on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=Hitman932;13026780]He should but he most certainly won't. The guy is a criminal. He will never go into detail on record about any of this. SBW will leave boxing with a whimper and Botha will make some money losing to David…

Comment by joe strong on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13026393]You did? Everywhere I seen before the fight said 12 (like posters and stuff) Don't they say how many rounds of action before the fight? Would be interested in that.... don't remember if they said or not[/QUOTE] They announced the…

Comment by joe strong on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13026393]You did? Everywhere I seen before the fight said 12 (like posters and stuff) Don't they say how many rounds of action before the fight? Would be interested in that.... don't remember if they said or not[/QUOTE] Before I came…

Comment by Hitman932 on 02-12-2013

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;13026637]Nasser should be clear when saying it was a reputable Company that took the sample: Was it or was it not done according to WADA regulations and was the samples both (A and B) checked by a laboratory approved by…

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