Advertisement
Advertisement

Sonny Bill Williams Crushes Clarence Tillman in One Round

World Cup-winning rugby star Sonny Bill Williams won the New Zealand heavyweight title with a first-round knockout of Clarence Tillman.

Williams, who played the final four minutes of the All Blacks' victory over France in October, beat veteran Tillman with a second of round one remaining.

The win means Williams has won all five of his professional bouts, three of them by way of knockout.

The 26-year-old gave away 44lb in weight to his American opponent.

Williams is competing as a boxer on a part-time basis before he starts the 2012 Super Rugby campaign with the Waikato Chiefs, for whom he signed after last year's Rugby World Cup.

Williams was originally scheduled to take on Richard Tutaki for the crown vacated by Shane Cameron but Tutaki's arrest on drug charges saw 34-year-old Tillman drafted in as a late replacement.

After the two boxers sounded each other out early in the clash in Hamilton, New Zealand, Williams connected with a good left hook and finished Tillman off with a flurry of blows that left his opponent with his head hanging out of the ring.

There was plenty of ill feeling going into the clash after the fighters' altercation at Tuesday's weigh-in and that continued during the fight, with the duo having to be separated as they banged shoulders and exchanged words

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Someone88 on 02-08-2012

[QUOTE=Greatwhitehope;11761722]tillman was very very ordinary. Would love to see Sonny Bill take on a more legitimate opponent (not that I think he'd go particularly well).[/QUOTE] Sonny Bill is going back to Rugby again and why can't he beat a better…

Comment by Greatwhitehope on 02-08-2012

tillman was very very ordinary. Would love to see Sonny Bill take on a more legitimate opponent (not that I think he'd go particularly well).

Comment by Someone88 on 02-08-2012

Sonny Bill did great!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines De La Hoya is Firm: Canelo Will Out-Sell Both Pacquiao Fights! Golovkin's Coach Rips Carl Froch: He Retired, Didn't Back Up Talk Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin, Ward, Kovalev, Team USA, More Mike Lee Faces Chris Traietti, September 30 at UIC Forum Juan Manuel Lopez Medically Cleared To Fight Wilfredo Vazquez Carlos Sanchez Aims To Continue KO Streak in Montebello Golovkin-Brook: Callum Smith, Kid Galahad, McDonnell Added Brook Baits Golovkin: You Want Respect? Show Me That Power! Avni Yildirim Ready For Aaron Pryor Jr. Clash in Berlin Despite Backlash, Luis Ortiz Envisions Brighter Future Williams on Brook Sparring: He's on Another Level To Golovkin! Jose Felix Pumped For Return, Hopes To Get Terry Flanagan Canelo, Conor McGregor Trade Words Over 'Cherry Picking' Claim Cuadras: Chocolatito Has an Appointment With a Knockout Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show Guy Robb Vows To Control Pace and Outbox Miguel Marriaga Michael Conlan Has NO FEAR of AIBA's Threats of Action Jose Benavidez's Father Gives Details, Update on Son's Shooting Tomasz Adamek Ponders a Final Ring Return For 2017 Canelo: A Shame Mexicans Criticize Their Athletes So Much! Nietes vs. Sosa: Mark Magsayo To Face Garcia on The Undercard David Price, Anthony Ogogo To Feature on Braehmer-Cleverly Canelo Expects Liam Smith To Bring The Fight To Him Ricky Burns To Face Mandatory Kiryl Relikh On Return Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot in Arizona, Taken To The Hospital Bryant Perrella-Yordenis Ugas on September 27, PBC on FS1 Giovanni De Carolis-Tyron Zeuge Rematch on November 5th Golovkin's Coach: Ward Beats Everyone at 175 - Except Kovalev! Vargas is Open To Facing Crawford After Stunning Pacquiao Sam Maxwell Turns Over, Joins MGM: Will Debut In October Golovkin Warns Saunders: My Goal is The WBO Belt, I Want it Next Anthony Crolla: I'll Have Jorge Linares Rematch in Las Vegas Williams-Patterson, Eubank Jr-Langford Confirmed For October 22 In Cardiff Derry Mathews Confident: I'll Dig Deep With Luke Campbell! Upton Brothers Leave Ricky Hatton Over "Turbulent Private Life"
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement