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Tua's Training For Return is Coming Along, Says Higgins

David Tua is taking the first steps on the road to his comeback to the ring in June with a training schedule similar to the one which led to his spectacular 2009 knockout of Shane Cameron.

His completely dominant performance against his fellow New Zealander in Hamilton was six months in the making - helped by the physical conditioning of Lee Parore, the training expertise of American Roger Bloodworth and two sparring partners flown in from the United States.

Now Tua is about to renew his partnership with the renowned Parore, the trainer of young Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker, as he prepares for what will be another defining moment in his career.

Duco Events director David Higgins, who is promoting Tua's comeback fight, said little expense would be spared to get the 40-year-old in shape for an opponent who will be ranked in the top six in the world.

"We're looking at signing up a genuine contender ranked in the top six of the credible [associations]," Higgins said.

"He will be young and have few losses. If he [Tua] needed any more motivation, that will be it.

"If David beats him then he will be close to another title shot. If he loses then he will probably retire."

Tua, who was unsuccessful with his world heavyweight title shot against Lennox Lewis in 2000, has retired a few times already and will need to work hard. Since his demolition of Cameron in the Fight of the Century, he has stepped into the ring four times - beating Demetrice King and Friday Ahunanya on points, and drawing and then losing to Monte Barrett in his last fight.

Higgins said the more professional set-up would make all the difference, however.

Tua would again have access to top sparring partners, which, with the contracting of Parore and signing of a credible opponent, means Duco will have to make a large investment.

"We're putting our money where our mouth is," Higgins said.

Duco hoped to announce Tua's opponent next month.

Parker, who recently turned 21, will lead the Tua fight undercard. Higgins said the South Aucklander would fight three times before the June bout - twice in New Zealand and once in Australia.

Parker, a leading new Zealand amateur, has three professional fights to his name, all of which resulted in comfortable victories. His last fight was against Richard Tutaki at last month's Fight for Life event in Auckland.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TyrantT316 on 01-23-2013

Another training camp where he'll be throwing a left hook at a bag, doing 10 crunches, dodging a couple of jabs in sparring, enough to break a bead of sweat...while eating what he wants...and call it a successful training camp...…

Comment by joe strong on 01-23-2013

[QUOTE=Hitman932;12944275]Jesus Christ do you guys even read the damn story before you make stupid posts? The article says they are going to fight someone who is Top-6 in the world. Why in the hell would you advocate him fighting Cameron,…

Comment by jaded on 01-23-2013

Who cares...a loss to Monte Barrett should be a mandatory retirement.

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-23-2013

Tua in shape? I don't buy it, and I buy less a Top 6 opponent, no way...

Comment by papillon82 on 01-23-2013

If Tuaman gets in shape he can have one last run at it.

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