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Tua vs King Clash is Set For March 19 in New Zealand

By Mark Vester

According to New Zealand's Stuff Sport, Heavyweight David Tua (51-3-2, 43 KOs) is set to face Demetrice King (15-19, 13 KOs) on March 19, with the mindset of getting revenge for a last July's draw with Monte Barrett. Tua claims that he injured his rotator cuff while training for that fight and it kept him out of action for remainder of the year. The fight with King takes place in South Auckland, which has been dubbed the "backyard brawl." King lost back to back fights to Tor Hamer and Fres Oquendo.

"Yeah, man, no worries, no excuses," Tua said. "I think the best thing is we have been very smart with this [injury]. We got away without needing surgery and it's been successful. It's feeling very good."

After King, Tua is already planning to return in the month of June.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=joe strong;10050551]king can punch but is marginally skilled...the canadian killer(call him that because he ko'd olubawale & stiverne)...hes a zack page with power.decent trialhorse along the same lines as a robert hawkins or zuri lawrence.tua is #2 in WBO with…

Comment by Forza on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=Check;10048482]King is gonna beat the **** out of Tua. There isn't a better area for boxers than Michigan.[/QUOTE] I agree. A 15-19 record in michigan would be like 30-3 in California

Comment by joe strong on 02-02-2011

king can punch but is marginally skilled...the canadian killer(call him that because he ko'd olubawale & stiverne)...hes a zack page with power.decent trialhorse along the same lines as a robert hawkins or zuri lawrence.tua is #2 in WBO with 2…

Comment by SluggerFan on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=Alex_Ex;10048912]This one is not interesting. Tua vs. Boytsov would be an interesting fight.[/QUOTE] Even better would be Tua vs. Arreola. That would be fun while it lasted....

Comment by FloydTBE on 02-02-2011

Tua needs to retire, we dont need another old, shot guy fighting for world title

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