Sonny Bill Williams was less than pleased to see scantily clad promotional models at his press conference on Saturday night.
The press conference was to promote Mr William's upcoming boxing match against reality TV star Stu Laundy.
The fight will raise funds for the Bill Crews Charitable Trust, Auckland City Mission, and the Exodus Foundation.
Mr Williams is a devout Muslim, and asked for the bikini-clad women to be removed from the event, according to Nine News.
He also expressed his disappointment, saying that "It is what it is, it's the industry we're in. But for myself, I don't think it was necessary."
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On the day of the press conference, Mr Williams was on hand to help provide meals to the homeless, and more focussed on raising awareness about the work that the charities do.
His agent Khoder Nasser told Wide World of Sports "we didn't think it was appropriate in that atmosphere [to have the women there]".
He also described Mr William's attitude towards women as "very respectful".
Mr Nasser also said that the representatives of The Bill Crews Charitable Trust were also upset at the presence of the women.
"They were [upset]. We were very much in line".