Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

David Tua is Once Again Dealing With Internal Turmoil

By Mark Vester

Over the years, heavyweight David Tua had more than his fair share of internal issues with managers and promoters. Once again, there is an internal rift taking place between Tua's promoter Cedric Kushner and the boxer's local representative in New Zealand, Inga Tuigamala. The two members of Tua's team are bickering over which party is obligated to pay the boxer's most recent opponent, Demetrice King.

Tua decisioned King on March 19 in New Zealand. King has yet to be paid his $10,000 purse. Kushner is claiming to have emails which direct the obligation of paying King to Tuigamala. Kushner says Tuigamala asked him to step aside on this fight. When Tuigamala had trouble securing an opponent, he asked Kushner for help. Kushner helped him secure King.

But, Tuigamala, who is Tua's cousin and an Auckland-based promoter, said he was responsible only for the undercard of Tua-King, and Kushner, Tua's US-based promoter, was responsible for King.

"I am so, so surprised by Inga in all this," said Kushner to the New Zealand Herald. "I received absolutely no money at all from this fight - why would I then put myself in a position where I had to pay one of the fighters when I was receiving no revenue?

"You also have to ask yourself this: if this was my fight - organized and promoted by me - why would I be effectively asking Inga for permission? It'd be like asking him if it was okay for my wife to buy a dress."

Tuigamala fired back in response: "That is absolute rubbish. I never went to him and asked him to let me promote the show. If I was the promoter, how come when we had all the press conferences and at the weigh-in that it was Cedric doing all the talking?

"How come Cedric has a contract with Demetrice King that says Cedric has the right to promote King's next two fights [if King had won; a boxing tactic to ensure a rematch]? If I was the promoter, wouldn't that be me who has the rights?"

The paper did receive scanned emails, which show Kushner contacting Tuigamala to confirm the details of the fight (including King's fee) and Tuigamala's response, telling Kushner to go ahead with the contract.

Tags: David Tua image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-26-2011

[QUOTE=SluggerFan;10289126]These people are arguing who is going to [B]pay this fighter his $10K. He probably needs that to live[/B]. This is so totally unfair to the fight. Cedric is another greedy scumbag...[/QUOTE] Yep, absolutely. But it is hard to imagine…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 03-26-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10288145]Over the years, heavyweight David Tua had more than his fair share of internal issues with managers and promoters. Once again, there is an internal rift taking place between Tua's promoter Cedric Kushner and the boxer's local representative in New…

Comment by SluggerFan on 03-26-2011

These people are arguing who is going to pay this fighter his $10K. He probably needs that to live. This is so totally unfair to the fight. Cedric is another greedy scumbag...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Julius Indongo is Ready To Fight Terence Crawford, Broner Too Spence on Boxing Brook in Sheffield: What Real Fighters Do! Arum on Crawford Plans: Indongo Fight First, Then Pacquiao Froch: Groves Must Block Out Tragedy of Last Fight To Win Title Coldwell Fears Kell Brook Will Suffer Same Fate as Roy Jones Jr. Tyrone McKenna To Return On June 17 In Belfast Logan Yoon To Return on June 3 After Picking Up Second KO Win WBC May Order Interim-Title Fight Due To Keith Thurman's Injury Robert Stieglitz Retires From Boxing, Boesel Will Now Face Murat UFC's White Admits: Mayweather Could Be McGregor's Last Fight Sugar Ray: Brook-Spence Can Show What Boxing Used To Be Like DeMarcus Corley Gets Off The Floor To Decision Vivian Harris Michael Conlan: I Just Want To Be Great For My Country Danny Garcia Hungry To Regain Belts, Says Brook-Spence is 50-50 Cotto vs. Marquez Being Targeted For December, Says Beltran Photos: Michael Conlan Putting in Work For Second Pro Fight Uzcategui: In a Rematch - I'd Knock Andre Dirrell Out in a Round! Spence Hotel About Block Away From Manchester Terror Attack Arum: Murata-N'Dam Decision - Worse Than Pacquiao-Bradley 1! Bivol vs. Agnew to Round out Ward-Kovalev Pay-Per-View Card Christopher Diaz, Teofimo Lopez, Rivera Return on UniMas, 6/23 Max Becerra Grabs Decision Over Martinez in Palm Springs Sugar Ray Leonard: Canelo-Golovkin is 50-50, Not Easy To Predict Figueroa-Guerrero, Monaghan-Browne 7/15 at Nassau Coliseum Kell Brook: I'm in a Better Place Than Errol Spence Is, I'll Beat Him Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch Crawford-Diaz Fight Peaked at 1.036M Viewers, Averaged 961K Spence: In Beating Kell Brook I'll Prove That I'm a Top 5 Fighter! Prograis-Diaz Doubleheader Set Down For ShoBox on June 9 George Groves Views Chudinov as Best Chance To Win World Title Brook: This Will Be a Prince Naseem vs. Kevin Kelley Type of Fight Joshua: Klitschko Should Leave on Positive Note, Forget Rematch Sanchez: When Golovkin Goes To 168, Jacobs Will Be Dominant Arum: Pacquiao Wants Purse for Crawford to be Worth the Risk Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues Hard Grind For Horn Defense Ryan Martin Back at Big Bear, Helping Shafikov For Easter Bout Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement