All Black Sonny Bill Williams will fight Australian millionaire pub owner Stuart Laundy in what shapes as a gentle return to the ring after a nearly four‑year absence.
The 44-year-old is a reality TV celebrity in Australia having appeared on The Bachelorette last year.
33-year-old Williams boasts a 7‑0 professional record and is a former New Zealand heavyweight champion.
His last fight was in early 2015.
The fight will be on 1 December in Sydney the weekend after the All Blacks' final Test of the year, against Italy in Rome.
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