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Williams-Botha sanctioning controversy too

In addition the controversy over the number of rounds, there are also questions about the authenticity of the WBA International title that promoters advertised as on the line in Friday’s Sonny Bill Williams-Frans Botha bout. Top Australian WBA official Brad Vocale told FOX Sports “We have a guy who is technically a novice. I really have my doubts. There was certainly no WBA official there….I have my doubts whether the fight was genuinely approved by the WBA because it didn’t meet the criteria.” Vocale also stated that he heard “on good authority” that the championship belt put around Sonny Bill Williams’ waist was not a genuine WBA belt.

WBA Vice President Gilberto J Mendoza tweeted “Reading all about the controversy Williams-Botha. After reviewing facts will make a statement.” Stay tuned…

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