David Tua Update from Auckland New Zealand

24.03.05 - In the High Court today Justice Williams handed out what could only be described as a knock down for David Tua and his new management team (Inga Tuigamala Jennie Grant and Robina Tua, David Tua’s wife)..

Martin Pugh and Kevin Barry made application for an injunction on Monday 21 March 2005 to the High Court to cause all the Gross Income that was rightfully due under the Exclusive Management Agreement to be paid into the Court Appointed Accountants Trust Fund - Justice Williams after reviewing Pugh and Barry’s evidence advised David Tua and his counsel that he would hear the Injunction application on Thursday 24 March 2005, regardless of his day off (due to court closure for the public holidays).

Justice Williams today granted an order in favour of Pugh and Barry’s application that would see the Gross Income entitlement from the fight revenue, for David Tua's scheduled 31 March 2005 fight against Talmadge Griffis, paid directly into the court appointed accountants trust account .The Judge has allowed from Pugh and Barry’s application request, that all legitimate expenses in regards to the promotion be paid, so that the scheduled bout for the 31st March 2005 would not be compromised.

Martin Pugh said that this was one of the orders they had sought. "We want the show to go on and we want David Tua to fight. Kevin and I have 2 years left on our management contract and we will enforce that term so everyone gets paid what they are rightfully owed. This is what the whole case is about."

“This is not a trial about public popularity, its about the law in this country being adhered to and if David Tua and his new management team think that they can get away with village law mentality then they are mistaken”.

“Look, we have always known that in the end the truth will set us free, regardless of the wrongful besmirching by certain newspapers, of Kevin and my good names in the boxing industry, world wide”.

Pugh said "It is simple, you can go around talking the talk as much as you want, but in the end you have to be honest with yourself and step up and actually provide the evidence under scrutiny to support your claim " .

" I personally think David Tua is out of his depth and is being led by the greed of what I now refer to as “scorned women syndrome” .

“ David needs to wake up and see that his new team around him are leading him down a road of self destruction, and that is sad ”.

Article posted on 24.03.2005

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