28 Oct 2012

SBW's latest boxing bout could be in doubt

12:04 pm on 28 October 2012

The World Cup winning All Black midfielder Sonny Bill Williams' latest boxing bout could be in doubt after he was taken to hospital for an MRI scan, after hurting his shoulder playing for his Japanese club Panasonic Wild Knights.

Williams, who scored a first-minute try, was taken to hospital after the game with his right arm in a sling.

If serious the injury could put his fight against South African Francois Botha in Brisbane next month at risk and even bring about a premature end to his Japanese season.

Williams left New Zealand for a 12-match deal in Japan worth an estimated $100,000 a game.