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Tua this, Tua that … Tua much talking people!! What’s 40 got to do with the price of fish ..?? Fighters fight, just let Tua do Tua. He ain’t hurting no one by wanting to fight. NZ is a long way to come fight a fat slow pass his best 40 year old as some of you say, but that’ll be the first yes compared to many fighters who said no to Tua cause though they knew they could beat him, the fear of being knocked out by a lucky Tua left hook was too much of a gamble for their managers to make. Most of you ain’t the man you use to be back in your prime, but like Tua is doing now we all gotta get up each day and work hard to win where we can. Don’t fight it, invite it … Those who think Tua will lose, dont watch cause your prediction will come true. But if you do watch be prepared to be disappointed ..!!!

Posted July 3, 2013 9:06 am 


David Tua is receiving social security benefits. How can he legally accept boxing purses?.

Posted June 26, 2013 4:49 pm 


what tua lacks in height he makes up in weight. 115kg of raw power. tuas power comes from his legs. hes built like a bull! if ustinov doesnt keep his hands up, i can see tua winning this fight.

Posted June 26, 2013 12:04 am 


That’s not to say it will be easy

Posted June 24, 2013 8:15 pm 


Motivation and fitness have always been the key with Tua. Even more than age. He seems more serious this time. I believe he can take this Giant and have one last run.

Posted June 24, 2013 4:33 pm 

Dante Cantabile

Tua-man vs “The President”. What a fight!

Posted June 24, 2013 12:31 pm 


Yeah, I know fightscribe, I was just having a daydream…..but IF Tua is genuine, and too many disappointments make me think that he doesn’t have it in him to be REALLY ready….but if he was….

Posted June 24, 2013 5:18 am 

Fight Scribe

Tua V Wilder – are you kidding. A man that is 40 years of age, a decade past a credible opponent (Rahman) and a serial underachiever in the gym.

Posted June 24, 2013 4:16 am 

Fight Scribe

Kiwi – there is no doubt Tua can punch but Monte Barretts record was pretty atrocious coming into his fight with Tua. He had lost 6 of his previous twelves fights, drawn 2 and won 4. That includes been knocked out in four of those fights, two of which were in the second round. They guy was/is shot.

Posted June 24, 2013 4:14 am 


Tua-Wilder hmmm . . . Tua should quit.

Posted June 24, 2013 3:05 am 


IF Tua comes in fit and motivated….and that’s a VERY big IF….. And IF he stays in that shape I’d actually back him to take out almost every US rated heavy. Tua v Wilder? Now that’s a fight to see!

Posted June 24, 2013 1:17 am 


Al – I agree.

Tua was a very exciting fighter and still packs that punch. But only when he is truly FIT does he move like that. He is fit again this time – let us see what he still has.

Posted June 23, 2013 8:52 pm 


Tua has one of the best chins in boxing, what can I say I hope he wins. A prime Tua vs prime Mike Tyson! so sad that it never happened, now the heavyweight division is such a disappointment…

Posted June 23, 2013 8:34 pm 


Kid Blast, that can be his nickname–The Pacific Rim Freakshow!

Posted June 23, 2013 7:06 pm 


Didn’t Tua fight back about thirty or forty years ago?

Posted June 23, 2013 7:05 pm 


Tua still has the power in his fists. His last punch actually broke the other guy’s jaw and fractured facial bones. Glad it did not do more damage. Tua is also a very different fighter when motivated and fit. He will bring it. Watch and see.

Posted June 23, 2013 4:12 pm 

Kid Blast

Sad. A freak show in the Pacific Rim

Posted June 23, 2013 3:27 pm 

Jonn E. JaGozza

In his prime Dave Tua was great but due to his size lacking any advantages except for brute power but except for Tyson most fighters need more than just power and also being at age 40 doesn’t help matters at all. He ‘s powerful for sure but he’s also old and for any fighter, 40 is old… If he stays in the game pick some bums to KO but don’t humiliate yourself fighting top notch guys or you’re gonna get KO’d for sure. remember what Lewis did to you and you were in your prime then. Sadly
and probably so true is the fact that he’s fighting because he probably needs some cash and that to me is sad, very sad indeed … PEACE

Posted June 23, 2013 9:31 am 


Question: what does a freakishly-tall Russian with amateurish skills, fighting a short, fat, washed-up, OLD, former great boxer, remind you of ?
Answer: either Klitchko cherry-picking an opponent !

Posted June 23, 2013 9:15 am 


A 40 year old Tua is not something boxing needs. Tua was not in great shape in his prime, can’t see him changing now. He was in SuperDrive shape against Ibeabuchi and that was 15 years ago. Tua needs the money and will pose little threat to any top contender. He promised a lot and delivered very little dispute a multitude of opportunities. The Golden Arches proved too much of a lure. Lewis looked petrified of getting tagged by Tua and likewise Tua in what was the worst fight I have ever witnessed. LL scared of a fat 5’8 hw?

Posted June 23, 2013 9:14 am 


Boring fight, Ustinov was getting old already when he started boxing he would never have reached the top just to start and Tua is a shell of himself today I just hope he doesn’t hurt himself he’s past 40 ain’t he?

Posted June 23, 2013 9:11 am 


Pulеv simplеу dеstroу
Ustinov onlу wit jаb

Posted June 23, 2013 7:29 am 


I think Ustinov is tailor made for an out of shape or past his prime Tua. Tua only has one style. Get inside and thrown massive hooks. Getting inside on 6’8 Ustinov will not be easy especially as Tua is no longer as fast as he was and he never had great head movement. On the inside Ustinov will put all of those 300plus pounds on Tua. Tua will get gassed and blown away. The does not have a get in and out style. Should be an interesting fight.

Posted June 23, 2013 6:26 am 

one eye

Boxing is hard sport,especialy when your manager mismanages (steals) YOUR money and Boxer has just to be MOTIVATED and be HAPPY HAPPY ,while going thru hell in the gym.Managers promise a lot ,produce much less.

Posted June 23, 2013 4:56 am 

Foreman Doorman

David spent years talking about coming back but did little to substantiate it. Davids weight blew out and David Tuas biggest problem is he is not self driven to train and I mean that in the sense that some people just have it to train, stay in shape, keep moving and staying in shape to get in shape when fight time rolls around. Tua is not that type of beast. When he actually started training for fights after being inactive between bouts he has to come from a long way back because he has let himself go a long way and because of his lack of self discipline the better part of his latter career has simply being getting in shape to train. What a waste of career. If Tua had of had the work ethic of a Bernard Hopkins, the K-Bros, Hagler etc. -disciplined trainer – he could have been a mainstay at the top end of the HW division. Instead he ended up a fat, old washed up overweight 40 year old trying to live the dream of yesteryear..

Posted June 23, 2013 3:34 am 


Tua will lose this one. He has no speed and will not be able to get inside. Ustinov will lean on him if he stays inside. Tua will get KOed or quite inside the distance.

Posted June 23, 2013 1:53 am 

Fight scribe

Kiwi what fight are you referring to?

Posted June 22, 2013 11:49 pm 


A great matchup. Tua still has the power in his fists. Watch his most recent fight and see for yourself. But I am so glad he has been getting truly fit this time.

Posted June 22, 2013 9:22 pm 


Tua would have killed this guy years ago.But now Tua wont even win hes shot to hell.This is pretty sad overall,Tua I read sometime ago was hurting for cash…this is to bad.

Posted June 22, 2013 9:04 pm 


WOW I wish this had happened about 3-4 years ago. Now I wonder if Tua is up to it after his poor fights with Barrett and his long time off, plus he’s getting old. Some people will mock this matchup but to me it’s a great one, like Godzilla vs. King Kong. Neither guy might be going for a title but for a clash between outside-the-top-50 fighters this is about the best you can get. A few years ago this would have been a really big deal. Oh well.

Posted June 22, 2013 8:23 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

I hope Tua comes out of the fight healthy. He is on of the best people in the sport. Here come the haters…

Posted June 22, 2013 7:35 pm 


What a joke. Tua his time has ended a long time ago.

Posted June 22, 2013 7:14 pm 

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