Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Barrett vs Tua Trilogy Bout - At Wrestlemania XXVIII?

By Ryan Songalia

Fresh off a unanimous decision win over David Tua this past weekend, heavyweight boxer Monte "Two Gunz" Barrett says he is open to a third match with The Tuamanator - at Wrestlemania XXVIII.

The 40-year-old Barrett (35-9-2, 20 KO) of Bayonne, NJ survived a late knockdown in their ten-round clash in Tua's backyard of New Zealand to hang on for the win, which was a rematch of their controversial draw last year in Atlantic City, NJ.

Barrett says a third meeting between the two would have to happen at the World Wrestling Entertainment mega event, which is scheduled for April 1 in Miami, Florida. Barrett says he will speak with his good friend and 11-time WWE champion John Cena about facilitating the matchup, which would be under professional wrestling rules.

"I spoke to Tua after the press conference, he said, 'Call me man, I'm with it,'" said Barrett through a jaw wired shut due to a fracture sustained in the fight. "He did an imitation of The Rock and said, 'Let's get it on.' I said after I speak to John and I get everything together that I'd get back to him.

"I wouldn't mind doing it in a steel cage."

Barrett says he has been in contact with Cena via text messaging but hasn't spoken verbally with Cena yet. Barrett says he expects to speak with Cena on the phone in the next few days.

"[Cena] is in contact with the talent department and they're looking at exactly how they're going to approach this whole thing where it works out for everybody," said Barrett.

Tua, 52-4-2 (43 KO), isn't without his own wrestling credentials. Tua's uncle Afa Anoa'i who was one half of the Wild Samoans tag team that won the WWE tag team titles in the 1980s and were enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

The Anoa'i family boasts a long lineage of wrestling talent, including former WWE champ Yokozuna and former intercontinental champions Rikishi and Umaga.

The most famous of the Anoa'i clan is Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, who coincidentally will headline Wrestlemania XXVIII against John Cena.

When asked whether he, with Cena's backing, or Tua with his lineage, had the edge in a wrestling match, Barrett entered into character.

"Of course me, you can't see me. I'm pretty sure David will go with the Samoan Brothers, but I'm gonna stick with my guns.

"Every fight with David is going to be dangerous. David is no walk in the park."

Barrett says he won't be able to resume boxing-related training for the next two months due to his broken jaw, but will continue to do his roadwork and mixed martial arts training to stay in shape.

Ryan Songalia is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and contributes to GMA News and the Filipino Reporter newspaper in New York City. He can be reached [email protected]. An archive of his work can be found atwww.ryansongalia.com. Follow him on Twitter: @RyanSongalia .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by buster007 on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=Gypsy John Fury;10995569]This is the weirdest artice I have ever read.[/QUOTE] still can't believe it either.

Comment by Mr. Ryan on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=It's Ovah;10997835]Tua is this generation's Tony Galento. [IMG]http://i51.tinypic.com/2dlixdj.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Haha that does kinda fit his head.

Comment by nomadman on 08-16-2011

Tua is this generation's Tony Galento. [IMG]http://i51.tinypic.com/2dlixdj.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 08-16-2011

Really stupid idea.

Comment by Mr. Ryan on 08-16-2011

[QUOTE=joe strong;10996752]why not? i heard barrett is gonna join the WWE anyway...tua has some wrestling family so its not like they couldn't make a good story out of it.tua needs the cash & he like another said he don't have…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines UK News: Ohara Davies, David Allen, Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas Alex Leapai To Appeal Technical Draw: Lenny Z, Paul Fleming Win Team Hammer Smile at UKAD Ruling To Reverse Tyson Fury Loss Melindo Vows To Take Down Ryoichi Taguchi in Unification Bout De La Hoya: I Don't Think Anything Can Stop Canelo-GGG Deal Video: Kell Brook Discusses His Ring Return, Injuries, More Caleb Truax: I Worked My Ass Off - Everything Came Together Corcoran to Horn: This Isn't a Head-Butting Contest; Fight Fair! WBA: Rigondeaux Will Be Stripped After Loss To Lomachenko! Photos: Cletus Seldin, Antoine Douglas, O'Sullivan Workouts Video: Billy Joe Saunders Aims To Box Lemieux's Ears Off Haymon Boxing: DeGale Does Have Rematch Clause For Truax Photos: David Lemieux Training For Promised KO of Saunders Lomachenko Manager: Preference is To Unify at 130 Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Putting in Work For David Lemieux Video: David Lemieux Very Pumped To Face Billy Joe Saunders Arum: Dates in March, April on Hold For Crawford's Title Fight Photos: Lucas Matthysse, Mercito Gesta - Los Angeles Presser Mayweather Claims UFC Approached Him With Multi-Fight Deal Crawford Trainer: 'Boatload of Money' to Fight Horn in Australia Skoglund Update, Dimitrenko-Rovcanin Set, Murat News, More News: Clestus Seldin, Efren Lopez, HBO's Fight Game, More Edis Tatli Regains Euro Title, Decisions Francesco Patera Hearn on DeGale: When You Are Free Agent, Nobody Gives a F***! Fury To Joshua: Where You at Boy? No One Blocking My Path Now! HBO's Tripleheader Peaked at 618,000 Viewers Saturday Night Shohjahon Ergashev vs. Sonny Fredrickson on ShoBox, Jan. 12 Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo on Superfly 2, Feb. 24 Rigondeaux's Left Hand Bruised, Not Broken, in Lomachenko Loss Amir Khan Will Scout Jeff Horn: I'd Go To Australia To Fight Him Photos: Katie Taylor vs. Jessica McCaskill, Undercard - Weigh-In ESPN’s Loma-Rigo Watched By 1.73M; Basic Cable’s No. 2 Since 2012 Tyson Fury Free To Box After UKAD Ruling Lomachenko Isn't Impressed With What He Has Done This Year Saunders: I'll Give Lemieux My Purse if My Chin Doesn't Hold Up! Ward Does Not Think Kovalev is Back, Just Had Perfect Opponent Horn Trainer: No Judges From Australia, No Advantage for Us Lee Selby Ready To Fight Josh Warrington at Elland Road Katie Taylor Aims For 'Big 2018' - To Unify Lightweight Division NSAC Head: No Reason Not To Give Boxing License To Nate Diaz
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement