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Boxing: Tua train gathers speed

By Paul Lewis

 

David Tua's next three fights, all to be held within three months of each other, have a double function: they keep the Tua train rolling and they enable Tua to uncouple himself from the Maori TV carriage.

 

Tua will fight 42-year-old 'former world champion' Bruce Seldon - perhaps most famous for being knocked out in the first round against a rampaging Mike Tyson - on February 7 in Atlantic City; then Friday Ahunanya in New Zealand in March (venue, date and other details to be decided); before a May bout against an as yet undecided opponent in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Two bouts offshore and one in New Zealand - reuniting Tua with Duco Events, the successful promoters of the Shane Cameron-Tua bout - will see Tua's deal with Maori TV as broadcaster of his fights in New Zealand completed.

 

That's important as Maori TV's bargain basement deal with Tua predicated against more lucrative events in New Zealand. The three fights will clear the way - one reason for the quickfire bouts. It also clears the way for the possibility of a big-ticket bout in New Zealand involving Tua and a name fighter.

 

The other, more important, reason for the scheduling is momentum. Tua's fight against Cameron was big news here and undoubtedly did not go unnoticed in the US.

 

Tua is now ranked No 3 by the WBO. But comebacks are a dime a dozen in heavyweight boxing and real attention will be paid to Tua when the train has run over a few more credible fighters.

 

Losing a bout would be fatal to Tua's career at this stage and Seldon seems an ideal next opponent with that in mind; he's suited to Tua's style and has enough in his boxing history to maintain a sense of growing credibility for some, even though he is 42 and has fought only B-graders lately.

 

Known as the 'Atlantic City Express', Seldon had a burgeoning career back in the mid-1990s. He was WBA champion in 1995-96 - having beaten some useful fighters, including former 'up and coming' heavyweights Greg Page and Tony Tucker.

 

Seldon fought Tucker for the WBA title after George Foreman had been stripped of it for ducking Tucker - but did not last long before Tyson destroyed him in the first round of his challenge.

 

At 1.87m and perceived to have a weak chin, Seldon may be ideal for Tua as an opponent that should not cause him too many problems.

 

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www.nzherald.co.nz

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I blame Bruce seldon for 2pacs death...If he wouldnt have been stupid and fought Tyson then there never would have been a fight that night and 2pac wouldnt have been shot in vegas,.. F U bruce Seldon.

 

That is some logic you've got there. How about blaming the fuckwit with the gun instead?

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I blame Bruce seldon for 2pacs death...If he wouldnt have been stupid and fought Tyson then there never would have been a fight that night and 2pac wouldnt have been shot in vegas,.. F U bruce Seldon.

 

That is some logic you've got there. How about blaming the fuckwit with the gun instead?

 

Or Mike Tyson for avoiding the fight with Lennox Lewis and taking the easier option of Bruce Seldon. mlol/

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I do believe Seldom took a dive against Tyson......total rotten fighter who should never venture into a boxing ring ever again.

 

Im sure Tua could have got somebody with at least a pulse to fight next....this fight hopefully wont get to any ring soon

 

Job Biscuit (Totally unexceptable in my opinion)!!!

 

eh eh!!

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