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

"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

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.

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