That was me Farmboxer posting as anon below.Posted November 18, 2013 3:02 pm
Farmboxer, I get it why you remain one of Wilder’s biggest skeptics on this board, but come on, you REALLY think the slow lumbering Ustinov would stand any chance against Wilder!
Ustinov is a 6 foot 8 inch fighter who usually weighs 300 lbs, but this time he weighed only 293lbs., had trained hard for that fight………..Wilder would never fight Ustinov………..Posted November 18, 2013 2:19 am
Tua picked a too hard fight – a motivated guy with enormous reach etc.
Tua should get even better cardio and movement and take on 5 normal sized b-level guys to get back in confidence etc.
Why think that you can go in at the same level you left. Spend a year, pick 5 guys of increasing difficulites, fight in the US and set yourself up for a big match.Posted November 18, 2013 2:07 am
David tua maybe should go back to his roots and eat somoa food, bread fruit, strong food. Wonder what kind of food that gave 100 lb which he has lost. Hi fat no doubt.Posted November 17, 2013 4:16 pm
Vlad the Impaler
@ KL, yes, that’s basically what I was trying to say. I say he’s decent because he has some skill. It is his size that allows him to win. If he ever got in there with a K bro, it would be ugly. The brothers would be able to hit him with any punch they want. He would be a big heavy bag. I would home for Ustinvov he’d get ko’d early, otherwise he’d be likely to suffer damage like Mago. I wouldn’t question Ustinovs heart if he quit after 5 brutal rounds from Wladimir.Posted November 17, 2013 10:08 am
why not eat them.Posted November 17, 2013 7:08 am
KL, I agree only Tua of 10 years ago. He’s not been fresh in years. Hope he doesn’t have to flip burgers now.Posted November 17, 2013 4:44 am
how tall is tua really, if you take the shoes off, i am 173 and I am sure I was looking him in the eye- get my drift?
Thanks David. You belonged to a very important and one of the best eras of boxing. Thanks for the entertainment and years of hard work and dedication and teinspiration you gave to illite of fans. Future HOF inductee based on his skill as a small heavyweight and overall attention and relevance you brought to the sport that all of us on this site love. I can only hope for a bright and prosperous future.Posted November 16, 2013 8:06 pm
All the best david tua! Loved watching tua fight, his explosive style was fan friendly.Posted November 16, 2013 7:39 pm
i couldn’t care less what Tua does, he can drop dead for all i care.Posted November 16, 2013 6:47 pm
That was me posting below as Anon .Posted November 16, 2013 3:46 pm
Fight Afficianado “Frakenstein” is actually a pretty good description of Ustinov! And that’s why some like myself actually gave Tua a shot at winning, It looks like father time & ring inactivity have finally caught up with Tua, although to be fair, having watched the highlights Tua fared somewhat better against Ustinov than he did against Lewis, Tua actually landed some shots against Ustinov unlike against Lewis, and Ustinov although winning handily, he didn’t really hand Tua a boxing lesson like Lewis did.
Unless Ustinov is a sleep walking Frankenstain we all knew this was the result. Tua never handled super sized heavyweights well. Good he’s retiring but not good he likely blew much of his earnings in litigation.Posted November 16, 2013 3:00 pm
F#k of Anonymous,you sour sapPosted November 16, 2013 2:38 pm
In the last 2 – 3 days Slater has written separate articles hyping first Toney and then Tua – I see a pattern herePosted November 16, 2013 2:20 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
God Bless the Tuaman…Posted November 16, 2013 1:28 pm
classic modern hw, classic modern sh#t.Posted November 16, 2013 1:23 pm
“Height and reach had nothing to do wit it”
Thats ridiculous, of course height and reach had something to do with it. Physical dimensions of a fighter factor into the equation, as well as ring wars.Posted November 16, 2013 1:15 pm
“Ustinov is a decent heavyweight” -Vlad the Impaler
Vlad Ustinov is slow and lumbering and most of his wins thus far have come from his size advantage, but I fancy Ustinov’s size advantages would be quickly neutralized by the better heavyweights out there.
Vlad the Impaler
And to David Tua, thanks for the memories! A great fighter, and an even better man. I hope he enjoys his life after boxing. He has a career he can be proud of.Posted November 16, 2013 1:05 pm
Vlad the Impaler
Ustinov is a decent heavyweight. Just like Valuev, he has really good skills for a guy his size. His size does limit his skill, bu at the same time, his unnatural size advantage makes it extremely difficult to beat him. Guys like Ustinov and Valuev etc., are really in another weight division altogether. I think that if Pulev didn’t have a long reach and such a great jab, he would have struggled too.Posted November 16, 2013 1:02 pm
The only reason Tua “retires” after every fight is so he can drum up the publicity for his “comeback” fight. Apparently he has taken a page out of the book of those lame performers and singers who sell out a tour because it’s their “farewell” tour, only to have them make a comeback in a year or two.Posted November 16, 2013 1:00 pm
Ustinov chasing a title fight, don’t make me laugh!
Correct, the Tua that fought Ibeabuchi would be to much for a lot of heavies. Unfortunately that is the fight that messed up both fighters. Both mentally. Difference is it took Tua fighting heart and with Ibeabuchi it took away his common sense.Posted November 16, 2013 12:37 pm
Tua has been retired for a long time.Posted November 16, 2013 12:35 pm
I had this bout figured out. Posted that I’d be surprised if Tua could get by Ustinov.
Tua was an exciting HW in his prime and I enjoyed his fights. However he was never going to beat a LL or K bro class HW.Posted November 16, 2013 11:09 am
Tua the night he fought Ibeabuchi the same Tua from that night would have moped the floor with Ustinov…who is just a big very limited fighter…nothing special at all…Posted November 16, 2013 10:27 am
Tua would have never beaten ustinov. He has always been a slow plodder. To beat ustinov you need movement something fat tua has never had. He can now become a sumoPosted November 16, 2013 10:21 am
Why did a 5’10 Tua decide to fight a giant 6’7 in a comeback. Tua could have earned some decent money fighting a few smaller HW. Tia’s lack of conditioning cost him dearly. His war with the President was the best HW fight I have ever seen pity none of them went on to win a title.Posted November 16, 2013 10:19 am
Yes, the Ibeabuchi fight had to have taken a lot out of David Tua. And if nothing else, Tua was one half of one of the most exciting heavyweight fights I’ve ever seen.Posted November 16, 2013 10:18 am
The hight and reach had nothing to do with it. Had every thing to do with Ibeabuchi taking the fight out of him in their warPosted November 16, 2013 9:40 am
Both of them should’ve retired.Posted November 16, 2013 9:09 am
Tua retires…. again.Always only oné outcome.Posted November 16, 2013 9:05 am
The “one-sided nature of the fight”
LOL! Ya think? An eight-inch height advantage and an eight-inch reach advantage tend to favor the excessively larger man.Posted November 16, 2013 8:28 am