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Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed

Kevin Barry believes he and Team Parker are better equipped for their world title bid than David Tua's failed challenge in 2000. Joseph Parker earned the mandatory right to challenge IBF belt holder A...Read More

David Tua Was Missing Joseph Parker's Drive, Says Barry

Boxing trainer Kevin Barry believes if David Tua had Joseph Parker's drive and dedication he would have won the world heavyweight title. Barry oversaw the development and peak of Tua's professional...Read More

David Tua Could End Up Facing Meehan-Cameron Winner

The winner of tonight's Super8 main event between heavyweights Shane Cameron and Kali Meehan could be pitted against David Tua next year. Cameron and Meehan square off at the North Shore Events Cen...Read More

Meehan Unsure of Facing Tua, But Eyes Shannon Briggs

Heavyweight boxer Kali Meehan sees "no glory" in fighting David Tua after ending the career of another Kiwi contemporary Shane Cameron last night. Meehan had too much size and power for a valiant C...Read More

David Tua Hits The Books, Hints at 2015 Ring Return

David Tua has gone back to school for the first time in more than two decades: but Tua the student doesn't mean we've necessarily seen the last of Tua the boxer. Tua has enrolled at Auckland Univer...Read More

David Tua Refuses To Help Klitschko in Leapai Camp

David Tua has turned down a lucrative offer from world heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko to be a sparring partner for his looming title clash with Alex Leapai. Tua told the Courier Mail n...Read More

David Tua Could Soon Begin His Political Career

David Tua has met with the Maori Party to discuss whether he might stand at next year's election. The New Zealand Herald reports the retired boxer met with party general manager Norm McKenzie and v...Read More

Photos: Ustinov Retires David Tua With Dominating Win

David Tua confirmed his professional boxing career was over after his unanimous points defeat to Belarusian Alexander Ustinov in Hamilton tonight. Ustinov dominated off of scores of 119-109, 119-110, ...Read More

Ustinov Cruises Past Faded Tua For Landslide Win

Vaise "Bubba" Tuigamala enjoyed a successful pro debut, knocking out Clint Faoi (0-4, 3KO) in two rounds. A right hook was enough to get the job done for Tuigamala (1-0, 0KO), whose father is rugby le...Read More

Weights: David Tua in Top Form, Drop 110-Pounds

David Tua's heavyweight bout against Alexander Ustinov is living up to its moniker. Billed as 'David versus Goliath', Tua is giving away a weight advantage of more than 25 kgs [55.1-pounds] to the sev...Read More

Tua's Former Manager Could See Ustinov Get Drilled Fast

David Tua's former manager Kevin Barry believes the leadup to Tua's showdown with Alexander Ustinov has 2009 written all over it and has thrown his vote the way of a Kiwi win in Hamilton on Saturday n...Read More

Tua Hopes Ustinov Win Will Lead To Klitschko Shot

New Zealand heavyweight David Tua could possibly earn a shot at one of the two Klitschko brothers - if he scores a knockout win over Belarus boxer Alexander Ustinov on Saturday. Tua meets Ustinov a...Read More

Team Ustinov Believe Delay Will Backfire on David Tua

Alexander Ustinov's camp say the delay in fighting David Tua has done them no favours as they fine-tune their preparations for the heavyweight clash in Hamilton on November 16. The 2.02m Belarusian...Read More

Photos: David Tua Continues Working Hard For Ustinov

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Heavyweight contender David Tua is congratulated by Raymond Olubowale during a tough sparring session at the David Tua Gym on in Auckland, New Zealand. Tua is training ahead of...Read More

David Tua Could Be Next To Enter The Political Ring

Heavyweight contender David Tua says he wants to spar with politicians in parliament once his days in the ring are over. Tua said he wants to start a political party targeting the Maori and Pasifika v...Read More

David Tua Promises Top Form For Ustinov Showdown

New Zealand heavyweight David Tua says he has shaken off a calf muscle injury and will fight at a trimmed-down weight against Belarusian Alexander Ustinov next month. Tua is confident the bout in H...Read More

Photos: Tua, Ustinov Reschedule Their Fight To November

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Hevayweights David Tua of New Zealand, left and Alexander Ustinov of Russia pose for the media during the press conference at Duco Events on August 14, 2013 in Auckland, New Ze...Read More

Tua-Ustinov Gets Pushed Back To Novemer 16th Date

Promoter David Higgins of Duco Events has announced that David Tua vs. Alexander Ustinov has been postponed until November 16. The fight was originally slated for Claudelands Arena on August 31, but p...Read More

Photos: Tua, Ustinov Go Face To Face in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Samoan-born heavyweight contender David Tua, standing barely at 5'10, and his opponent Alexander Ustinov of Russia, who stands at 6'8, went face to face for the media during a ...Read More

Photos: Tua Looking Heavy as Training Camp Starts

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - David Tua (52-4-2, 43KOs) hits the pads with his new trainer Dave Hedgecock following a press conference in his gym at Onehunga Mall in Auckland. Tua, standing at 5'10, is trai...Read More