Sonny Bill Williams would “love” to fight alongside Quade Cooper when the Wallabies playmaker is ready to make the transition from rugby superstar to prizefighter.
Williams is at the base of the mountain, as he puts it, ahead of his fight with Barry Hall, and couldn’t help but have a cheeky shot at the former Swans star’s cameo on reality television show SAS during a press conference on Monday.
But after conquering Hall, Williams told the Herald he will be pestering Cooper to have another crack in the boxing ring.
The pair were slated to fight on the same card seven years ago, before Cooper was forced to withdraw. While the star five-eighth is still an integral part of the Wallabies’ plans for the 2src23 World Cup after making a remarkable comeback last year, Williams believes Cooper still has unfinished business in the ring.
“We’re always in contact. I’d love to have him here, and he loves boxing,” Williams said. “I’d say once his next contract is up, he’ll fight again.
“I reckon if the pandemic folded the [Japanese rugby] competition – there was some talk about that – I dare say he would be right here, right now, looking at a fighting career for himself
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