Killer Instinct KO’s American

All Black and heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams, 26, scored a first round knockout over American Clarence Tillman III at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton earning him the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association championship belt. After the two boxers sounded each other out early, Auckland-born Williams connected with a good left hook and then finished Tillman off with a flurry of blows that had his opponent with his head hanging out of the ring. Williams said he was thrilled with his decisive result, especially after Tillman had claimed he would be the one celebrating a knockout victory. “He tagged me and that got me angry,” Williams said of getting up his killer instinct. Williams now turns his attention to Super Rugby returning to training with the Chiefs.

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