Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

David Tua: If I Can't Beat Barrett, I Might Walk Away

By Phil D. Jay

Former world heavyweight title challenger David Tua is ready to step away from boxing if he is unable to over come American Monte Barrett when he meets the 40 year-old in the fall (autumn). The 38 year-old New Zealander is undefeated in ten years since suffering a loss to Chris Byrd in 2001 and now prepares to meet ‘Two Gunz’ once again after their first meeting a year ago ended in a draw.

Tua (52-3-2, 43 KO’s) unsuccessfully challenged Lennox Lewis in 2000 at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, losing a one-sided points decision and now has now stated that the fight with Barrett could be his last if he fails to overcome the nine-loss veteran and gain himself a shot at a world title.

"For me I can only be honest with myself and speak the truth with how I feel. Nothing has ever changed,” Tua told tvnz.co.nz.

"If I can't beat this guy then I've got to maybe look at doing something else.

"This could potentially be my last fight," he added.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Steven Adams on 06-18-2011

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;10710434]Yeah if you don't KO this guy you need to find a different occupation idk if he still is a draw in oceania but nowhere else [B]i mean why else would there be interest in a TuaMan fight if he…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-18-2011

Yeah if you don't KO this guy you need to find a different occupation idk if he still is a draw in oceania but nowhere else i mean why else would there be interest in a TuaMan fight if he…

Comment by FloydTBE on 06-17-2011

very good idea tua

Comment by 2Shotz on 06-17-2011

In terms of relevance, Tua left the fight game a long time ago.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-17-2011

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;10707202]War Draw. They both need to hang it up.[/QUOTE] Agreed, although, I enjoyed Barrett's performance last time out.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights Schaefer Agrees With De La Hoya's Position on Golovkin June Fight Photos: Ringstar Sports Prospects, Schaefer, Roach, Garcia Presser Nonito Donaire Meeting with Promoters, Decision Coming Soon Briedis-Huck Now For Full WBC Title, Bellew Made Emeritus Champ Nacho: Chavez Jr. Will Never Be His Father, But He Can Win Petr Petrov Continues To Grind Hard; Antoine Douglas Gets Win Vincent Feigenbutz To Top May 13 Sauerland Card in Karlsruhe Golovkin's Trainer: Spence is Not Ready, Brook Will Beat Him Christopher Diaz, Olympians Return on Top Rank Card, April 21 Muhammad Ali - New Film Getting Developed, To Drop in 2021 Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Parker Finalized for HBO Latino, April 15 Bellew Admits He Was Terrified, Wrote a Will Before Haye Fight Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Not Likely To Leave Auckland Daniel Dubois vs. David Howe Added To Manchester Card Crawford-Diaz Announced for 5/20 at MSG, Not Prudential Center Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta Finalized For May 20 in Nagoya Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Ticket Information Quigg vs. Simion Could Become Final Eliminator, Says Hearn Cause of Amateur's Death a Mystery as Investigation Continues Warren: Forget Flanagan-Crolla, Let’s Make Flanagan-Linares Amir Khan Eager to Test Out His Surgically Repaired Right Hand Spence's Trainer: Errol is Just as Big, Taller Than Kell Brook
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement