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Sonny Bill Williams defeated by Stu 'the Bachelor' Laundy in charity boxing bout, before both fighters declared winners

Charity was the winner on the day, as All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams was beaten by Stu 'The Bachelor' Laundy in last night's exhibition match in Sydney.

Stepping into the ring for both the Auckland City Mission and Australia's Exodus Foundation, the two went through a four-round contest, which ended with Williams' team throwing in the towel.

The fight dubbed the 'Banger under the Hangar' in reference to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was to raise money for homeless in both Australia and New Zealand.

Both fighters donned extra head protection, following the death of of New Zealander Kain Parsons, who died last month in Christchurch after being knocked out in a charity event.

Despite Williams having been counted out by the match referee, both fighters were declared winners.