'He'd love to get back into the ring' - Joseph Parker says SBW will box again

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All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams will return to the boxing ring after his time in rugby comes to an end, Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker believes.

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Ahead of his unification bout with Britain's Anthony Joshua, Parker told ESPN he believes that the code-hopping superstar's passion for boxing will see him make a return to the ring.

"Sonny is a great athlete, you know," he said.

"He's focused on his rugby at the moment and his family, but overall he's a great athlete. I think he'd love to get back into the ring but he's focusing on a few things for now."

Williams, 32, is unbeaten in his seven professional fights, his last coming in 2015 with a win by decision against Chauncy Welliver.

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