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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 at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton, a hugely challenging bout with Ustinov ranked inside the top 10 in both the IBF and WBA rankings and with just one career loss from 29 bouts.

The Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, between them hold all the major versions of the world heavyweight titles.

The Klitschkos' K2 Promotions chief executive Alexander Krasyuk has confirmed that a knockout win over Ustinov could earn Tua a fight against one of the brothers.

"If he wins and he is impressive, then will David Tua get a title shot? Yes. Definitely," Krasyuk told promoters for the Tua-Ustinov bout.

Tua, 40, hasn't fought for two years, and hasn't knocked out an opponent since Shane Cameron in 2009.

Tua has lost 50kg (110.2-pounds) and is at his lightest fighting weight since tipping the scales at 107kg ahead of his win over Cameron.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BostonGuy on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13925594]I said mainly & was referring to Ahunanya & the other guy whose name isn't coming to mind but yeah he certainly should of dispatched of Barrett if he had anything left. In fact I feel he made old Monte…

Comment by Holywarrior on 11-13-2013

Is Tua broke or something?

Comment by wesk81 on 11-13-2013

I love Tuaman and i think he could KO Ustinov, But I think a klit fight would look a lot like the Tua vs. Lewis fight.

Comment by Szef on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=dan_cov;13925594]I said mainly & was referring to Ahunanya & the other guy whose name isn't coming to mind but yeah he certainly should of dispatched of Barrett if he had anything left. In fact I feel he made old Monte…

Comment by dan_cov on 11-13-2013

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;13925586]Barrett is not durable at all. Barrett was stopped by the heaviest Solis (271 lbs) ever stepping in the ring. But Tua fought him 2 times and was not able to knock him out! This version of Tua will go…

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