Botha vs Williams Betting Line

Published on January 28th, 2013 7:03 pm EST

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On February 8th, at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall, Queensland, Australia, Frans Botha will do battle against Sonny Bill Williams.

Frans Botha, at the age of 44, is one of the elder statesman of the boxing world. Botha currently sports a lifetime professional record of 48-8-3, with 29 of those victories coming via knockout. Botha has been involved in a number of notable fights in his career, including a April/2010 tilt against Evander Holyfield and a January/1999 fight against Mike Tyson.

Botha is nearly 45 years old, and clearly his age is starting to catch up to him, as he has lost his last three fights in a row (against Francesco Pianeta, Carlos Takam and Michael Grant).

Sonny Bill Williams, on the other hand, is still relatively young (27 years old). Sonny Bill Williams currently has a professional record of 5-0-0, with wins over Clarence Tillman, Alipate Liava'a, Scott Lewis, Ryan Hogan and Gary Gurr.

It's interesting to note how much Williams' weight has swung over the course of his career. He has fought as low as 220 1/2, and as high as 283, all over the course of 3 1/2 years.

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Sonny Bill Williams is a small favourite to beat Botha. Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Sonny Bill Williams, 4/6
Frans Botha, 11/10

Again, Williams is a favourite, but not by much.

Who do you have in this fight?

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