NEW YORK (April 19, 2010) – Samoan strongman David “Tuamanator” Tua, coming off a near shutout victory by unanimous 12-round decision last month against Friday Ahunanya, continues his “Tua De Force” tour June 26 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The growing problem, however, is signing a suitable opponent for the World Boxing Organization’s No. 2 rated heavyweight contender Tua (51-3-1, 43 KOs), arguably the most dangerous puncher in boxing today.
“I’m willing to fight anybody they put in the ring with me,” Tua said. “I just want to continue fighting towards my dream of winning the world title. I’ll leave the fight details to my trainer, Roger Bloodworth, and my promoter, Cedric Kushner.”
Whether it’s because of unreasonable purse demands, availability problems or simply fears, Gotham Boxing President Ced Kushner noted, “Some of these fellows with their outrageous financial demands don’t realize who the star of the show is. However, Tua said we’ll lock in Monte Barrett by the end of today, or we’ll move on and find a suitable opponent by Thursday or Friday at the latest.”
Gotham Boxing will present the June 26th event in Sao Paulo in association with Artie Pelullo’s Banner Promotions.
Tua, who successfully defended his WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight title belts against Ahunanya (120-108, 119-109, 117-111), has defeated former world champions John Ruiz (KO1), Michael Moorer (KO1), Oleg Maskaev (KO11), and Hasim Rahman (KO10) during his illustrious career.
New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television, will present exclusive, live and free-to-air coverage of Tua’s June 26th fight.
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