Watch the fight and see your answer.Posted November 16, 2013 12:39 am
Like I said so much for him coming in trim. Also shows once again that Ibeabichi beat the fight out of himPosted November 15, 2013 11:13 pm
If you saw the weigh-in, you know Tua is in the best shape he has been in for years – possibly 10 years.Posted November 15, 2013 3:17 pm
So much for him coming in trimPosted November 15, 2013 1:59 pm
I love Tua, but he will get stopped for the first time in his career. This fight is all wrong for him.Posted November 15, 2013 10:47 am
Maybe he can be a sumo along with toney and solis after he gets hammered tomorrowPosted November 15, 2013 6:30 am
Ustinov is a mismatch for tua. He has alaays been a plodder with a hig hook. You need movement to beat a guy like ustinov and that is something tua has never had. He will take a beating for a few rounds then quit saying he is injuredPosted November 15, 2013 6:29 am
If Tua was still “fat” I would agree with you. But a fit agile Tua is a terrible handful – even at age 40. Tomorrow night reveals all…Posted November 15, 2013 6:14 am
Yes – TUA!!Posted November 15, 2013 5:46 am
RAY GORDEN REID
TUAPosted November 15, 2013 5:40 am
All I ask from a boxing fan is that whoever referees this fight doesn’t allow Ustinov to lean his weight onto Tua like how the ref let Tyson Fury do it to Steve Cunningham. That was some bs. Tua will be 80 years old and still have the power to check a heavyweights chin.Posted November 15, 2013 2:02 am
Not fat at the moment, my friend. 8 months of training has made Tua lean and fit. How I wish that had always been the case.Posted November 14, 2013 11:30 pm
Ustinov is tough. But I think Tua by KO.Posted November 14, 2013 9:46 pm
Will be surprised if Tua gets by Ustinov.
AU is one big potato farmer.Posted November 14, 2013 8:38 pm
Redz, I think everyone here has an opinion & hey I like healthy debate but don’t get “pissed” off because that opinion doesn’t match my own.
Redz, you can resort to calling me “ignorant f!!ker” & clown, but I don’t generally don’t resort to base name calling, were talking boxing here not trading insults.
Can’t they get a better pic? Tua looks like a midget aned Ustinov looks like an old counter worker at Kragen’s Auto Parts.Posted November 14, 2013 6:04 pm
my appologys k1
Redz & KI, whilst box rec is not perfect, generally their “star rating”(out of 5) of boxers is generally a pretty good guide, they give Ustinov a lowly 2 star rating and I’m inclined to agree.Posted November 14, 2013 5:08 pm
Redz wake me up when either Wach or Ustinov win the heavyweight title!!!
Ustinov is huge. I believe he also had a long successful UFC career. He is no easybeat.Posted November 14, 2013 4:36 pm
KI, Ustinov is certainly big, but skill wise he’s pretty rubbish.
The big difference is that Tua is trim, fit and focused for this. Tua has not been that way in other fights. He was his own worst enemy. Now we will see what he still has. Ustinov is still a very big ask.Posted November 14, 2013 4:14 pm
Garbage Man (Is Back)
Tua is nothing any more. Ibeabuchi took the fight out of Tua a long time ago. Tua is not even a contender, he is barely a gate keeperPosted November 14, 2013 4:11 pm
Redz, Wach ain’t much better than Ustinov!Posted November 14, 2013 3:41 pm
Redz, you aren’t seriously suggesting that Ustinov and Podar are the hardest boxers to beat???Posted November 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Tua TKO 4Posted November 14, 2013 3:23 pm
Voice of Reason you said:
As for being a “great” fight, I doubt it, Ustinov is a slow terrible boxer that ONLY wins by size advantage rather than any REAL boxing skill, Valuev was a better boxer than Ustinov is. Tua is a dangerous puncher but his best days are well and truly behind him, Tua’s main motivation is surely getting a big pay day that a title shot would give him rather than any real aspirations of becoming World Champ.
Noted: DMX and Knowall: Will be looking for your comments on Sunday morning. Neither of these two are particularly relevant to the division but from what I have seen of those trying to contend with the K brothers…..both have an outside shot against most leading contenders. As a NZER I’ve been watching Tua closely. He’s fit, focused and knows he badly needs this. A desperate man….and a dangerous one. IF he is in the right head space and if he doesn’t freeze against this giant – we know Tua is short and has problems against really tall fighters – then MAYBE. Being honest Kevin Johnson, David Price, Chisora – tailor made for Tua – wouldn’t go 5 rounds. And OGM I’d LOVE to see Tua v Wlder – lights out! Sure, this is a marginally relevant fight, sure, Tua is 40….but I’ll be watching with interest. Jury is out but do not dismiss DT.Posted November 14, 2013 2:02 pm
Barnum & Bailey
Step right up folks. Over here to the Big Tent. 10 cents gets you in to the fight between midget and giant. Step right up folks, get your tickets here!!Posted November 14, 2013 1:54 pm
Tua would have destroyed this guy in his prime…but those days are long gone…..Posted November 14, 2013 1:33 pm
Tua has lost 110lbs for this fight
He has not fought for 2 years
Thank youPosted November 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Didn’t Haye and Klitschko already do the David and Goliath promo thing…..?Posted November 14, 2013 10:50 am
Tua is one of those fighter that could have been great he just never put in the work. Lost 110 lbs. wow that is crazy but good for him.Posted November 14, 2013 10:35 am
Ooooooooooostinov is a big lummox. Tuavale will win.Posted November 14, 2013 10:16 am
wow these two look super fit.Posted November 14, 2013 9:25 am
Tua will have nothing to offer. This shouldnt go on for health and safety reasonsPosted November 14, 2013 8:19 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan
I believe Ustinov will win.Posted November 14, 2013 8:10 am
He started to take shots and had no chance of winning. There is life after boxing? He just quit is just crap how -about -you take a couple of shots from pulev.Posted November 14, 2013 7:32 am
if ustinov takes to many punches he quits.Posted November 14, 2013 6:52 am
tuas most notable fight was 1997 against the president ike ibeabuchi! tua lost but it was a good twelve round slug fest. it could of went 15 rounds! as for this fight its either make or break for tua. ustinov has a flaw! he quit against pulev without taking any serious punnishment. just quit!Posted November 14, 2013 6:44 am
Someone will have to post Ustinov’s chin back to him the next day.Posted November 14, 2013 6:36 am
Is this New Zealand Adult Matchmaker?
If Tua donated semen
This guy is done . . .Posted November 14, 2013 5:25 am
the voice of reason
Cant see tua getting hammered – ustinov is huge, but is not the powerhouse he should be. I think this fight depends entierely on Tuas frame of mind. If he can recapture the old savage attitude he has had in the past (and recently against camaron) then this could be a great fight and stopping ustinov would be a real statement. Unforunately i suspect that he will plod through this and i see an uneventful points victory. 110 pounds is also an incredible amount of weight to losePosted November 14, 2013 3:52 am
Pulеv еаt ustinov аlivе 137кg-ustinov-pulеv-112,5кg!Posted November 14, 2013 3:50 am
Tua after getting hammered for 3 or 4 rounds will quit saying he is injured and will appologies to his fans in a non contest. He has very little chance of beating ustinov.Posted November 14, 2013 2:54 am