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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 him

Posted 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 trim

Posted 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 


@sim sima
the ref for the fight has been spoken to about that! no leanings aloud!

Posted November 15, 2013 6:55 am 


Maybe he can be a sumo along with toney and solis after he gets hammered tomorrow

Posted 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 injured

Posted 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 


Don’t let nostalgia and blind patriotism cloud your judgement
If you read these threads often enough, you will know I am a huge fan of the heavyweights of the 90’s
IMO the best ever period the division ever had
Tua was an important part of that jigsaw of talent along with other outstandinding contenders that sadly had they been around 10 years earlier they would certainly have a version of the title
That was 20 years ago
Granted the division has regressed but the Klitschkos would certainly held their own in the 90’s also, it would have been incredible
But this slow, tired, old, plodding version of Tua reminds me of Bert Cooper
Yep, he’s always capable of that equalizer to crumple an opponent, but against the best ones he cannot land it
Ustinov does not come into that catagory but as the son of famous actor Peter Ustinov will just jab, hold , lean, jab hold, right hand, lean enough for Tua to lose interest and start thinking about what’s for dinner the following night

Posted November 15, 2013 6:08 am 


Yes – TUA!!

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Posted 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.
I think it good that we both agree that Ustinov ain’t that good.
As to who I think is good at the moment, I like Mike Perez, another K2 fighter, and Stivern, and I think Wilder has some potential, although needs a serious step up in opposition to be sure.

Posted November 14, 2013 7:27 pm 


like wise! but when people like you start invading peoples comments thinking you know better just pisses me off! i agree that ustinov aint the best of opponants but who else was tua supposed to fight? wach was suspended, ortiz compained about the money wasnt good enough! arreola was approched as well! do some more reading instead of running your mouth all the time! who do you regard as a good heavy weight boxer?

Posted November 14, 2013 7:09 pm 


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.
You mention K2 promotions, and I have to admit I am at a loss as to why they bothered with Ustinov, but clearly from what I have seen of him Ustinov isn’t really in the running to become a contender, let alone a challenge to the heavyweight crown even if both K brothers decided to vacate their crown.

Posted November 14, 2013 6:53 pm 

Fight Aficionado

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
last comment was at KL!.

Posted November 14, 2013 5:37 pm 


k2 promotions boss seems to think otherwise! hes here in nz you dumb f!!k! and is looking at this fight with great interest! your way of thinking doesnt matter in the bigger scheme of things! and no clown, im not a big tua fan! im just not ignorant like you! i havent said any thing about tua beating ustinov!

Posted November 14, 2013 5:12 pm 


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!!!
Seriously both Wach & Ustinov win their fights by size much more than skill.
Now you are obviously a big Tua fan, but let’s put things in perspective, beating Ustinov ain’t going to create too much a stir amongst fellow prospects, even though guys like you will probably view a Tua win as the second coming of Tua.

Posted November 14, 2013 4:51 pm 


your just an ignorant f!!ker! haha! wachs a decent heavy weight with a rock chin! dont see anyone else calling wach out!

Posted November 14, 2013 4:42 pm 


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.
If Tua is fit & motivated then he could beat this big guy, but like I said earlier that won’t be saying much, most of today’s prospects could easily beat Ustinov.

Posted November 14, 2013 4:22 pm 


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 keeper

Posted 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 4

Posted November 14, 2013 3:23 pm 


what the hell are you on about? easiest route? two years off and straight back in with a top 10 ranked fighter aint no easy route! tua approached wach and ortiz before settling with ustinov!
@public enemy
dont be fooled by this photo! scales dont lie!

Posted November 14, 2013 3:22 pm 


Voice of Reason you said:
“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.”

That KO victory over Cameron was over 4 years ago! Hardly “recent”!

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.
Team Tua have already said that their next opponent if they get past Ustinov, is the great Jovo Pudar, in order to get up the WBA rankings, in other words he wants the easiest fighters to beat to get a title shot.
Beating Ustinov won’t make too much of a statement as many other contenders could easily beat Ustinov.

Posted November 14, 2013 2:53 pm 


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 you

Posted 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 reasons

Posted 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 made it past this big bald plumber to fight Klitschko for the Heavyweight title of the World, it would be the biggest mismatch in the history of the sport

If Tua donated semen
Sawdust would come out

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 lose

Posted 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 

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