2 Jun 2011

Sonny Bill Williams says boxing a long term career option

5:44 am on 2 June 2011

Sonny Bill Williams says he's considering boxing a long-term career and his opponent in the weekend's charity fight for Canterbury is well-matched.

Williams says Alipate Liava'a may be 18 years older but the Tongan heavyweight has had 11 fights to his 3 and at this stage in his fledgling career Liava'a is a good test.

Williams, who's the main undercard for mentor Anthony Mundine in Sunday night's bout in Auckland, fronted a large media contingent following a sparring session with Mundine and David Tua, and the 25-year-old All Black rookie says boxing is here to stay - though the World Cup's still the priority for now.

Sonny Bill Williams says he's not looking to finalise his next move until after the Super 15 finishes.