Khoder Nasser has laughed off allegations by veteran South African boxer Frans Botha that he offered the former heavyweight contender a bribe to throw a fight against Sonny Bill Williams in Brisbane, Australia last week.
Botha has claimed he was offered $155,000 a few days before the fight to lose the WBA international heavyweight clash but Nasser has laughed off the claims. "I think he’s still in a daze," Nasser told Fairfax Media. "This is the same bloke who said he didn’t know about the fight being 10 rounds, and then his promoter and he himself came out later and said it was 10 rounds. Then he said he wasn’t drugs tested and then he said he was tested. Then he said he was tested by my brother, and now he has come up with this one. What is next?
"He has got to come to terms with the reality that he got his ass whipped by a guy who had had only five fights. It’s all well and good to come out with all these allegations after, but where’s his manhood? It’s absolute madness. If it happened like he said, why didn’t he come out and report it then? Or does it suit him now?"
That said the fight was clouded in controversy by reports afterwards that 44 year-old Botha, failed a drugs test and there was also confusion as to how many rounds the fight was fought over. Botha was under the impression that the fight would be fought over the traditional 12 rounds but was actually fought over 10.
Because of the confusion surrounding the fight and the rounds fought bookmakers reportedly refunded all bets.
February 14, 2013