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KL

KI have you seen Ustinov box???……..he is terrible and much worse than Valuev ever was.
If Tua does beat Ustinov it won’t mean much, Box rec have got Ustinov’s rating about right …..no.32 in the world.
Pulev did a number on Ustinov, but I rather suspect many of the other contenders could just as easily beat Ustinov.
So Tua has a chance of beating Ustinov, and it would be no shock if that does happen……..but Tua would only have a very weak claim to contender ship if he were to beat Ustinov.
I rather think that as Klitschkos promotion company promote Ustinov, Vitali is just trying to create more interest in the fight to generate sales by hinting that Tua might get a title shot if he were to win…….in reality I suspect Tua would have to do far more than just to beat Ustinov before he really is considered for a title shot.

Posted August 4, 2013 6:06 pm 


k1

Tua- Ustinov will show us a great deal

Posted June 28, 2013 12:43 am 


Bernie

Don’t dissallusion yourselves with Stiverne either! The dude was getting schooled by 40 year old Ray Austin until he laid a lucky punch! Beating a punch drunk Areolla doesn’t get you a blue ribbon!

Posted June 27, 2013 11:08 pm 


Anonymous

Nice pic of V-Klit. What a mug!

Posted June 27, 2013 4:00 pm 


Erlangdon

Vitali was a helluva champion until the injuries started piling up. I remember him really steam rolling guys before his hands began giving him problems. Those hand injuries were serious enough that he had to be hospitalized for treatment after a number of fights. He once said in an interview that his fingers would swell up to the size of multi-colored sausages shortly after a fight and were extremely painful.

Posted June 27, 2013 3:57 pm 


hearty

@chris
what are you blabbing about!! the only boxers with a better record than tua is vitali and vlad!!!! do your home work before you speak!!!

Posted June 27, 2013 6:13 am 


hearty

@bernie
if vitali does loose to stiverne you can expect vladimir to be stevernes first mandatory!!!!!!!! hahaha.

Posted June 27, 2013 5:46 am 


hearty

@bernie
foget vitali. lets see if stevernes got balls to take on younger brother vlad!!!!!!!!

Posted June 27, 2013 5:35 am 


k1

Only ridiculous if Tua loses to Ustinov.

Watch this space

Posted June 27, 2013 3:04 am 


Bernie

Cut the rhetoric now, Get Vitali in there with Stiverne! Tua is a ridiculous gesture!

Posted June 27, 2013 1:19 am 


k1

“Potential” viewership might be 200 million. But if it is Pay-per-view in most places then it will not get near that figure.

Still – yes – there is worldwide interest.

Posted June 26, 2013 8:33 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Fight Scribe the “rest” comment was due to Tua’s arm injury that he cited for the Barrett loss. I know very well that Tua’s not been active.

Posted June 26, 2013 8:10 pm 


hearty

aparently tua vs ustinov is going to attract 200,000,000 viewers worldwide. this certainly contradicts what people actually write about tua been past it and to old. people want to see him fight. simple as that.

Posted June 26, 2013 5:55 pm 


k1

Great comment, Hearty

Posted June 26, 2013 5:15 pm 


Moonshineman

Tua is old. Why do they keep dragging out these old war horses to stumble around and take punishment?. You wouldn’t do that to your grandpa.

Posted June 26, 2013 4:22 pm 


?

Hitmachine. No. Vitalis next fight will be vs Stiverne, he is his Mandatory.

Posted June 26, 2013 2:09 pm 


Hitmachine

It’s ridiculous if next opponent for Vitali is Tua. Tua’s best before day was over ten years ago.. Vitali has not taken any good opponent after Adamek and even Adamek is cruiser. Vitali doesn’t want take any serious boxer anymore and he should retire.

Posted June 26, 2013 1:14 pm 


hearty

@mongrel
people bag tua but tua will fight anybody. he wanted to fight unbeatin ortiz for his come back fight but ortiz turned it down saying he wanted more money. i think most boxers still fear him and just use the excuse that hes to old. vitali and vlad still rate him and that’s coming from the champions!

Posted June 26, 2013 10:41 am 


hearty

@mongrel
I agree brother. ive always supported tua. hes a rear breed. a one of a kind. hes capable of knocking out anyone out!!

Posted June 26, 2013 8:56 am 


Fight Scribe

@Fight Aficianado if Tua is ‘rested’ you say? Ahhh dude have you seen his fight resume in the last decade? He has had plenty of time to rest. Sheesh…what an absurd statement.

Posted June 26, 2013 7:41 am 


TARK

We already found that out… In 2 fights with Monte Barrett.

Posted June 26, 2013 7:32 am 


k1

When Tua faces Ustinov we will find out what Tua has left

Watch and see

Posted June 26, 2013 7:15 am 


Sеrgеу

Vitаli will k0 Pulеv in
7 round Pulеv hаs now punch powеr Wlаd will kill him

Posted June 26, 2013 6:50 am 


Таg

@ rod
Vitаli promoutеd Ustinov-K’2 , but Pulеv bеаt Ustinov whу Vitаli not givе titlе shot аnd fight with Pulеv

Posted June 26, 2013 6:41 am 


TARK

YES…. He lost to Monte Barrett.

Posted June 26, 2013 6:31 am 


k1

Tua KO’d Moorer, Ruiz, Rahman, Oquendo, etc, etc.

Yes – he lost to Lennox Lewis

So did a lot of people

Posted June 26, 2013 5:43 am 


Chris

Just give up, Ivan. Tua is done. He never did jack at HW. He won’t start now.

Posted June 26, 2013 5:35 am 


k1

You guys have not seen enough of Tua

He still has the power and when fit he is a different man

Posted June 26, 2013 3:48 am 


Ivan

only David Tua might knock the klitschko brothers out….in the actual panorama of the division.

Posted June 26, 2013 3:42 am 


rod

Tua will lose to Ustinov. Tua is one dimensional, he is an inside slugger. He is slow, lacks great head movement and his fitness is not what is once was. He will find if very difficult to get inside and will get squashed and smothered by the 300 pound 6’8 Russian when he finally gets inside. We will get worn down and gasses and then get hurt. Ustinov will win

Posted June 26, 2013 3:39 am 


rod

Yes Vitali would like to fight Tua but will never get in the ring with anyone like Ustinov.

Posted June 26, 2013 3:36 am 


k1

Tua this time is fit and motivated again.

Makes a big difference.

Posted June 26, 2013 3:13 am 


Mongrel

Tua’s career was derailed by promotional issues that kept him out for a long time more than lack of drive.

I think he is one of the best fighters not to have held a heavyweight strap, and he has beaten the $h1t out of several fighters who have held a strap at one point or another, as well as being involved in the record fight at heavy for punches thrown

Posted June 26, 2013 2:00 am 


Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)

WTF? The last time I saw Tua he got beat by Ole Two Gunz Barrett. That must have been a few years ago already. What is he coming out of retirement now?

I thought for sure Tua would hang ‘em up shortly afterwards. Some of these guys– especially HWs — just don’t know when to quit. He’ll look like a fat child with t-rex arms in the ring next to that Giant. And will more than likely get whooped like one as well. I’m really hoping that this is gonna be Tua’s last rodeo.

Posted June 26, 2013 1:13 am 


hearty

if tua wins he would be better off chasing povetkins wba title.

Posted June 26, 2013 12:13 am 


hearty

pulev was much smaller than ustinov and he won. tuas height wont be a facter in this fight. if tuas fit he could win this.

Posted June 26, 2013 12:11 am 


Leknehelad

I think pulov is the next he champ

Posted June 25, 2013 11:56 pm 


Jonn E. JaGozza

Tua has 2 things going against him age and size he’s small and old, quite simple as that Retire and remember the great times you had and the great times you gave us, the fans. I assume money problems have brought you out of retirement, very sad indeed .. PEACE

Posted June 25, 2013 7:51 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Last we saw Tua he was horrible. If he’s rested, fit and hungry then maybe he’ll win. If not he’ll get smacked around by Ustinov, who is limited but tough. Neither guy deserves a shot at Vitali.

Posted June 25, 2013 5:43 pm 


TARK

If Tua can get a left hook on the same spot where Pulev blasted Ustinov TFO, he can win… I seriously doubt if he can do that… Tua has to be getting desperate… It has to be dawning on him that he wasted his entire career … when he probably could have made millions with a little more drive, ambition, and serious hard work.

Posted June 25, 2013 5:43 pm 


k1

No – Tua will surprise in this fight

He is fit and motivated

And hopefully then he can chase a title fight

Posted June 25, 2013 5:12 pm 


murderman

Tua is just too small n too old to fight todays hw

Posted June 25, 2013 4:11 pm 


?

“Why Vitali ran for parlament in Ukraine???”
An act out of conviction, I guess… He wants the ukrainian people to live in a European country by European rules and standards.

Posted June 25, 2013 3:37 pm 


Xavier

I also hope Vitali doesn’t carry on too long, but like people have said, it’s hard to step down from being HW champ. Age and injuries will defeat him before the guys out there.

Posted June 25, 2013 2:55 pm 


Xavier

Looking at this in the best possible light. Just say Tua does get in shape, produce some form and find a big left hook to KO 6’8″ Ustinov. There could be some intrigue in a Vitali-Tua bout.
Stiverne is Vitali’s mandatory and that fight is supposed to happen.

Posted June 25, 2013 2:52 pm 


TARK

If you eventually become prime minister of Ukraine

Posted June 25, 2013 1:45 pm 


TARK

If you’re a Heavyweight Champion, even if you’re in your 40′s, the title is worth millions of dollars every year… It’s very tough to give that up no matter how old you are.

Look at George Foreman’s challengers after he KO’d “accidental champion” Michael Moorer… The challengers Foreman faced were all 3rd rate heavyweights except Shannon Briggs.. He couldn’t KO any challengers so they kept getting worse. Briggs was KO’d easily, in 2 rounds, with one punch, by Darrol Wilson.. A couple fights later Wilson was KO’d in one by David Tua. That took Wilson and Tua off the short list of challengers for Foreman … and put Briggs on the list. Sometimes you make a mistake in evaluating challengers.

Let’s face it… The title was worth big endorement money for Foreman. Every round through the talk show circuit as Heavyweight Champion George’s endorement income doubled. The K bros are super big in Europe where they’ve drawn the biggest gates in European Boxing history. You try to hold on to that — even if you’re 40-something.

What I can’t understand is, why Vitali ran for parlament in Ukraine??? That takes him away from a lot of money making gigs in Europe. Is there big money in the Ukrainian Parlament? He must be as interested in political reform as he says. I suppose there’s a lot of prestige if you eventually become prime of Ukraine, and can meet with world leaders as the only 6’8″ X 250lb former Heavyweight Champion in the room.

Posted June 25, 2013 1:42 pm 


Anonymous

I agree v. Klitschko looks and fights like a fighter well past his prime. He keeps fighting and will get beat up very soon.

Posted June 25, 2013 1:26 pm 


Anonymous

We all know nobody can beat a prime, focused in shape w. Klitschko. Sure he could get caught with a lucky punch but thats the only way klitschko gets beat for at least anotherv2 years.

Posted June 25, 2013 1:24 pm 


Adrian

Mack I think you are correct ,for the first time vitally looked really old and slow to me in his last fight against charr, he might still beat them all because of his skills and experience but he really really slowed down recently and I think he should retire

Posted June 25, 2013 1:09 pm 


mack

I can’t see how either of these men moves to the head of the line for a title shot. I’m afraid that Vitali is damaged goods with bad hands and various back and shoulder injuries. He doesn’t blow opponents away like he used to. He has been talking retirement for a couple of years now, so why not go out on top? He can’t need the money.

Posted June 25, 2013 12:42 pm 


kosciuszko

Pulev beat Wlad? Dont make me laugh!! Wlad will smash Pulev’s face just like every other challenger! Pulev is neither big, strong, fast or technical enough to do anything other than apologise to Wlad for using his face for Wlad’s punches. He may be beating the C-list ‘stars’, but Wlad is truly on another level to anything Pulev has faced.

Posted June 25, 2013 12:18 pm 


?

Yes, Stiverne is his Mandatory.

Posted June 25, 2013 10:58 am 


huckster

vitali needs to step up. haye, pulev and if he is confused, he should fight wlad.

Posted June 25, 2013 10:54 am 


Hidalgo

“Vitali should be stripped of his title or retire since he hasn’t fought since september last year and there’s still no fight on the horizon.” I believe you are correct Stefano because I also believe WBC rules state that a champ must defend his title at least once every nine months.

Posted June 25, 2013 10:21 am 


Adrian

I am a huge fan of vitaly but I agre with some who say he should either retire or fight someone like haye

Posted June 25, 2013 10:19 am 


badger

what happened to that stiverne?

Posted June 25, 2013 10:18 am 


Anonymous

Tua can win this

And go looking for a Klitschko after!

Posted June 25, 2013 8:57 am 


Вulgаr

Pulеv is thе mаn PULЕV-wLАDimir/2014 МONSТЕR fight

Posted June 25, 2013 7:19 am 


Stefano

Vitali should be stripped of his title or retire since he hasn’t fought since september last year and there’s still no fight on the horizon. Isn’t Stiverne his mandatory now?

Posted June 25, 2013 6:22 am 


GUMBOOT

Pulev beats Wlad only in your wet dreams Tag.

Posted June 25, 2013 6:13 am 


nemo

could be real fun if Tua comes in in shape

Posted June 25, 2013 4:52 am 


Таg

Pulеv dеfеаd Ustiov аnd titlе shot whаt? Pulеv will bеаt Wlаd аnd Vitаli… now Pulеv-jеnings!

Posted June 25, 2013 4:26 am 



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