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David fat ass tua just lost. I am happy. I cant stand lazy fat heavyweights. He can now become a sumo and take on solis

Posted November 16, 2013 7:30 am 


sad to see a former great 90’s heavyweight a former shell of himself still fighting. Hope tua doesnt get hurt

Posted November 16, 2013 2:06 am 


The article claims this fight is only important for New Zealand. Not true. K2 is talking about a title shot for the winner. So it means more than some admit.

Posted November 16, 2013 12:37 am 


His fighting spirit was taken by Ibeabuchi

Posted November 15, 2013 11:32 pm 


I’ll be baked, in Auckland, watching this fight live. Depending how much fighting spirit Tua has left in him, which is the real question, we’ll see how much Tua has left. I hope he KO’s the giant Russian. Good odds on the TAB here, $7.50 Tua Decision?

Posted November 15, 2013 8:50 pm 


Tuaman is back!!

Posted November 15, 2013 8:08 pm 


i was woundering if anyone would pick up on what that ref said. i mentioned something along those lines on boxing 24 as well to see if anyone read that as well. i know its a bit out there saying stuff like this but i was like you thinking that was real odd for a ref to say comments like that.

Posted November 15, 2013 8:05 pm 


i dont think its rigged though cause ustinov would have to be in on it, but i think certain powers that be are trying to make it as easy as possible for a tua victory. why would k2 worry about putting ustinov against tua when they could off just pulled some strings and just put ustinov in with a klitschko? they are all promoted by k2. k2 seem to be bery interested in this fight as well!

Posted November 15, 2013 7:54 pm 


Redz that was me posting below as anon.

Posted November 15, 2013 7:41 pm 


Redz, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a ref so blatantly speak in favour of one fighter, to the extent that he uses the terms “we needed”, almost as if he’s part of team Tua!
Surely it can’t be allowed, but then again so many things regarding boxing rules seem “unusual” to say the least!

Posted November 15, 2013 7:40 pm 


It’s Vitali that’s interested in this fight. Not Wladimir.
If Tua wins he’ll most likely fight Vitalii.
For those who are saying Tua will be drained losing too much weight. FYI, he lost this weight over a 6 month period. Not 2 months. You will see a similar Tua when he fought Shane Cameron.

Posted November 15, 2013 7:26 pm 


yea i read that as well. this fight makes no sense for ustinov because tuas got no ranking. i reakon k2 might prefer tua to win this cause a tua and klitschko fight would generate millions compared to an ustinov klitschko fight. apparently the ref was spoken to at the wbc convention and was asked to keep the fight clean. no clinching and leaning! to put up a wba african regional title belt to fast track the winner to a top 10 ranking is telling as well ecpecially when ustinov dont need it considering hes already ranked in tge top ten!

Posted November 15, 2013 6:42 pm 


Australian Brad Vocale, who’ll referee the fight, said the bout was mostly for Tua’s benefit.
“In order for David Tua to come back into the equation, for him to be able to fight with one of the big names i.e. Vatali Klitschko, he needs to be rated,” Vocale said.
“We needed a vehicle to get David Tua back in the ratings because of the inactivity after he lost to Barrett here in Auckland.

Hmmm, so much for a neutral ref!!!

Posted November 15, 2013 5:29 pm 


redz, I stand corrected, although their man Ustinov is fighting, so it’s in K2’s interest to help promote the fight whether that be in official capacity or not.

Posted November 15, 2013 5:13 pm 


the plastic hw fans will love this one.

Posted November 15, 2013 4:02 pm 


k2 aint promoting this fight, duco events is.

Posted November 15, 2013 3:25 pm 


Rod, Ustinov is indeed a beast of a man, but he is slow and lumbering and not that skilled so Tua has a shot at beating Ustinov despite the size disparity.

Posted November 15, 2013 2:55 pm 


Tua will lose and become a sumo. Losing all that weight shows how much he let hims3lf go. He is no professional athlete. Trying to run it off a few weeks before a fight will not prepare him for a 6″8 beast

Posted November 15, 2013 2:49 pm 


chitownfightfan I agree with you that neither fighter will get a shot at the title on the back of this fight whoever wins.
Ustinov clearly isn’t good enough to get a title shot, and even though the K brothers promote Ustinov they are unlikely to want to fight a guy who lost so badly to Pulev.
As for Tua, I think the K brothers dangled the carrot a few years back when
he had his battles with Monte Barret. Before the rematch with Barrett, Tua said that the K bros were willing to consider Tua a title shot if he looked good against Barrett. We know how that ended.
I can’t help thinking that the dangling of the carrot this time round is merely a promotional tactic to drum up more interest in this fight, after all K2 is promoting this event.

Posted November 15, 2013 2:23 pm 


Sorry JS, but neither of these guys gets a title shot from this fight. Theyre both coming off losses, and neither have significant enough wins in past 3 yrs to get that kindof treatment. Wlad may be ruling over a thin division as some 70s/90s nuthuggers may believe, but he doesnt need to go to the bottom of the top 10 from the 90s either. He’s got plenty of top 20s who would be willing to take voluntary $$$ should they win their next fights. Adamek for one.

Posted November 15, 2013 6:53 am 


The fight everyone wants is similar to the movie SAW
David Tua and James Toney in a damp basement armed with hammers
They are both chained to a pipe but with just enough chain to reach a big bucket of Kentucky fried chicken with sides sitting in the middle of the room

Posted November 15, 2013 6:40 am 

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