Posted February 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
Australian media reports say former WBF heavyweight champion Francois Botha tested positive to the banned stimulant Phentermine before his bout with rugby player Sonny Bill Williams on Friday. The reports said the banned substance was found in a urine sample taken on Tuesday from the 44-year-old South African, who has fought Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer and Lennox Lewis during a 20-year-professional career. The test also found traces of Benzodiazepine, a valium-like product, in Botha's system. Results will be sent to the Panama headquarters of the WBA, which sanctioned Friday's bout. Botha lost a unanimous but contentious points decision to Williams.

Sonny Bill Williams fight criticized as a fraud

A regional boxing official has criticized organizers of Sonny Bill Williams' title fight, saying they have ''defrauded'' the Australian public. The WBA international heavyweight title fight between the former All Blacks star and South African veteran Francois Botha ended with Williams receiving a unanimous points decision. But the fight ended after 10 rounds...
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