Tua vs. Ustinov
David Tua’s heavyweight comeback has piqued the interest of arguably the greatest fighter of this generation – WBC champion Vitali Klitschko.
Vitali, who along with brother Wladimir have dominated the heavyweight division for more than a decade, has admitted he will be a keen observer of Tua’s Hydr8 ZERO David vs Goliath bout against Alexander Ustinov – and not just because the Russian is on the books of the brothers’ K2 Promotions.
Vitali is always looking for his next challenge and he has confirmed that if Tua can defeat Ustinov on August 31 he will move much closer to a title shot. Continue reading
Duco Events today announced that David Tua has signed on for the Hydr8 ZERO David vs Goliath bout against the formidable world heavyweight championship contender Alexander Ustinov on 31 August, 2013 at Claudelands Arena Hamilton.
The giant 36 year old Russian, who stands at a towering 6ft’ 8in” (203cm), has won 28 of his 29 professional boxing bouts earning him a top 10 ranking in both the WBA and IBF heavyweight divisions.
With only one loss in boxing to IBF world No 1 Kubret Pulev, the four time K1 Grand Prix title winner represents Tua’s toughest assignment since his drawn contest against Hasim Rahman ten years ago.
“I told the guys at Duco that I would fight anyone,” the Tuamanator (40) said. “And I am a man of my word. Continue reading