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It wasnt me

Dear Scribe. You are a first class tosser. Have a nice day.

Posted August 8, 2013 11:19 pm 


Unbiased Dane

Moonshineman hmm you seem a little shot, with your latest comment. Tua has nothing to do with the state of hw boxing, whitch by the way are doing fine. The history of boxing is filled with shot fighters trying make a hopeless comeback or simply cashing in some money.

Posted August 7, 2013 7:18 pm 


Fight Scribe

I was meant to put @ it wasnt me in the name bar to my last post.

Posted August 6, 2013 11:11 pm 


It wasnt me

Why people enjoy saying others are not educated is beyond me. Perhaps it is a pitiful attempt to win an unwinnable point of view. It really is the low of the low in terms of a general discussion.

Posted August 5, 2013 10:50 pm 


huckster

Good if Tua gets his shot, but he is way than a day too late. Barrett was a handful for Tua. He probably took more head shots than any fighter in his time. lolo scribe is coconut head.

Posted August 5, 2013 5:45 pm 


huckster

lolo scribe

Posted August 5, 2013 5:41 pm 


JeffC

Please stop trying to build up this David Tua, when he was young and fit, Tua was a force to be reckoned with, he is neither now, even if, by some chance he wins this fight, he will make no impression from here on in the world of heavyweight boxing. I feel sorry for Tua in one way, I suspect he needs money, I also suspect he is being fooled by the usual hangers on around him, they probably keep telling him, “with your big punch” you can go right back to the top, wrong, he was, but never will be a legitimate contender again, I know some people will disagree with me, but, just wait and see,it aint gonna happen, as they say. The last I suspect from me is, someone around Tua, is going to make some quick money, before the latest bubble bursts, I hope David Tua gets a decent amount, it’s his health and safety at stake.

Posted August 5, 2013 11:38 am 


It wasnt me

What the hell has Hawaii got to to do with the Samoa or NZ. All pacific Islanders in NZ are called Coconuts. Yes, it is derogatory and not nice but then whats new about that ?
My money is on Tua, especially if he fights like he did against Cameron. Tua is 41 not 51, he has a good chance and i believe he is hungry for the win.

Posted August 5, 2013 10:55 am 


Moonshineman

Here we go again. Dragging ole overweight, burned out, past his prime Tua. The heavyweight division is shot.

Posted August 5, 2013 10:35 am 


huckster

coconut scribe lives the coconuct tree, come to waikiki, to see aku head pupule scribe. pupule scribe is one lolo. you can’t blame the grass. talk with me in german. i will converse with you, pupule scribe.

Posted August 5, 2013 9:01 am 


huckster

somebody can read wikipedia. oh my oh my . . . professor scribe probably never step foot in the pacific.

Posted August 5, 2013 8:56 am 


Fight Scribe

Melanesians are people of the Solomon Islanders, Fiji, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea etc and very dark in complexion. Micronesians are the neighbouring groups of Islands to Micronesia that includes Kiribati, Palau, Mariana etc and they too are very dark in complexion too while Polynesians are Samoans, Maori, Tongans, Rarotongans, Hawaiians, Rapa Nui etc. and not so dark in complexion when compared to Melanesians and Micronesians. While their own people Micronesians, Melanesians and Polynesians all share the same genetic stock.

Posted August 4, 2013 11:14 pm 


AssyrianGod

Fight Scribe- im ignorant of the differences between Micronesians and Polynesians? I’m guessing Melanesians are the darker islanders?

Posted August 4, 2013 7:41 pm 


Fight Scribe

Assyriangod – Tua is of Polynesian stock, there are also Melanesians and Micronesians.

Posted August 4, 2013 6:04 pm 


KL

Ustinov is awful, much worse than Valuev ever was, and certainly doesn’t deserve his top ten ranking. Box rec have probably got it right by rating Ustinov at a lowly no 32 in the world. I suppose though it’s not a bad strategy for the way off prime Tua to take on Ustinov, after all aside from his size, he is one of the weakest of the top 10 heavyweights out there.
Either way I doubt a win over Ustinov will raise too many eyebrows……even though Vitali has hinted that he may give Tua a shot if he gets past Ustinov…….but I remember Tua saying that Vitali promised him a shot if he got past Barratt 2nd time around…….Tua failed…..so not sure if Vitali is truly serious about fighting Tua.

Posted August 4, 2013 12:54 pm 


huckster

scribe . . . Ich weiß,du kannst nichts dafür weil du bist krank. Leider . . .

Posted August 4, 2013 10:52 am 


huckster

go play your banana scribe

Posted August 4, 2013 9:43 am 


gavaniacono

tua lewis remains for me one of the biggest disappointments in a hw fight. there i was expecting tua to really stretch lewis, give him some power, and instead lewis schooled him in a very boring methodical fight. I have never since invested much hope in tua being anything more than a big big puncher a level lower than the top guys, and now in his vintage years, several levels lower.

Posted August 4, 2013 8:25 am 


hearty

@huckster.
saying the word coconut where im from will get you punched in the head. use aint called hawaiian islanders. use are called yankee islanders!

Posted August 4, 2013 7:30 am 


huckster

You’re still haole. you can’t help that. stop playing local. that’s called a lie.

Posted August 4, 2013 7:02 am 


hearty

the easyist way for tua to get back to a good ranking is getting sonnys and camerons belts. they are there for the taking. easy wins. the wbo and wba can make them fight tua if they refuse the challenge. either that or they must vacate the belts.

Posted August 4, 2013 6:17 am 


huckster

Fight Scribe . . . it is tough dealing with your insecurities, isn’t it?

Posted August 4, 2013 5:32 am 


Fight Scribe

‘Fight Scribe there is hope for everyone. amazingly, even you’ lols…how moronically stupid…even for you!

Posted August 4, 2013 5:29 am 


Fight Scribe

Just have to post this again ‘Why don’t some of you beg for a Holyfield-Tua fight. Battle of the spilled brains and the money belt. Winner take all. Tua has taken more hits to the hit than Holyfield’…I mean what can you say to such nonsense other than laugh.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:28 am 


huckster

Fight Scribe there is hope for everyone. amazingly, even you.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:27 am 


Fight Scribe

lols…god some people just have no hope in hell. You just have to feel sorry for them…and their parents!

Posted August 4, 2013 5:25 am 


huckster

oh, so you are a haole. I figured so. cool. I have relatives who are haoles. nice people.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:08 am 


Fight Scribe

‘Why don’t some of you beg for a Holyfield-Tua fight. Battle of the spilled brains and the money belt. Winner take all. Tua has taken more hits to the hit than Holyfield’ can you write something literate?

Posted August 4, 2013 5:07 am 


Fight Scribe

lols ‘Fight Scribe you are probably a haole. no offense. That is what we call white people in Hawaii althought it actually means foreigner’ try again. You are what’s known as a DA…dumb ass in English’. Your poor parents!

Posted August 4, 2013 5:06 am 


huckster

Fight Scribe you are probably a haole. no offense. That is what we call white people in Hawaii althought it actually means foreigner.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:05 am 


huckster

Why don’t some of you beg for a Holyfield-Tua fight. Battle of the spilled brains and the money belt. Winner take all. Tua has taken more hits to the hit than Holyfield.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:03 am 


Fight Scribe

@ Die hard – who said there wasn’t bad blood between Tua and Barry? The court case left a lot of bad karma in the air…not to mention very empty pockets.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:02 am 


huckster

no you’re not because you would not come across at all like local.

Posted August 4, 2013 5:01 am 


Fight Scribe

If Tua gets by Ustinov and that’s a big if because Tua has traditionally struggled with taller fighters the next logical fight for him – in my humble estimation – is Chris Arreola…two guys that don’t like to go looking for the opponents and who like to slug. Id pay top dollar to see that one!

Posted August 4, 2013 4:59 am 


huckster

I am a pacific islander hello.

Posted August 4, 2013 4:58 am 


huckster

Tua’s coconut head has taken more than enough shots. Ustinov would be doing Tua a favor by a extreme early KO. Wisdom says Tua’s head has taken way too many hits. Tua has never been KO. Tua’s best defense is his coconut head. The odds are Ustinov will not KO Tua, but it would be a blessing to Tua if Ustinov did.

Posted August 4, 2013 4:55 am 


hearty

if tua does beat ustinov his best bet wouid be to go after sonny bills wba belt. and then go after shane camerons wbo belts. having those three belts would put him in good ranking again. that should be ahieveable within a year.

Posted August 4, 2013 4:29 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

The Tuaman=good people…

Posted August 4, 2013 12:54 am 


Diehard

FightScribe: There is still bad blood between Barry and Tua, and it’ll be interesting at the weigh-in how they deal with one another.

Yes, Tua is living in a one bedroom apartment next to his gym, but he used to drive a Mercedes, and still drives an expensive mini-car. Tua makes the worst decisions…yes, going after Barry was a mistake. Firing Kushner a mistake. Taking 2 years off 3X in his career a professional mistake. Blowing up to 300 pounds a mistake.

I wish him the best, however, and this is a winnable fight for him if he’s in the shape he and Parore say he’s in. Ustinov does NOT fight tall, quit against Pulev, and has no jab or heart.

Posted August 3, 2013 11:53 pm 


Fight Scribe

He can move back to Samoa but that effectively makes him a run away tax debtor and David Tua isn’t that man, so he’s trying to fight his way out…and that’s the man David Tua is. The two main debts Tua had were to his lawyers post the Barry case (a case he didn’t win or lose given it was basically a mediated settlement between he and Barry albeit an incredibly expensive one). Worst thing that ever happened to DT was taking the case against Barry. The crook was Pugh not Barry and while Barry brought him into the camp and was culpable to some degree because of that decision he was not a dishonest man and I guess the measure of Barry can be seen in the fact that NZ boxings next hot prospect HW is currently living with him.

Posted August 3, 2013 11:02 pm 


hearty

@fight scribe
he should just tell the nz government to stick their tax and move back to samoa. at least he,ll be debt free. that must suck fighting for nothing!! i dont think claiming bankruptcy will fix his tax problems. he,ll still have to pay it once he earns wouldnt he?

Posted August 3, 2013 9:38 pm 


Fight Scribe

Tua receives next to nothing from his fights – tax man and outstanding debt takes care of that. He is considering bankruptcy and starting from scratch.

Posted August 3, 2013 9:05 pm 


Fight Scribe

@ Hearty – Tua has borrowed a lot of money from a well known businessman, the legal bills for his case re Barry ran into many millions, his tax bill is millions and the amount of money he spent on his parents home was substantial – but unfortunately didn’t add much value to the home because of the area (that was not a wise investment. It isn’t by choice he lives in a one bedroom apartment attached to a gym.

Posted August 3, 2013 9:03 pm 


Nathan

I cant see Tua winning this, unless the the big sneaky russian bends his knees and leaves his chin out to be hit by a huge left hook.. the Tua / Ike fight was one of the best I have ever seen

Posted August 3, 2013 8:42 pm 


Diehard

Tua ko’s him early, or Ustinov stops him in the middle rounds by wearing him down with his weight and reach advantage.

Diehard

Posted August 3, 2013 8:38 pm 


hearty

@fight scribe
tua settled his claim of 7.5m out of court with barry and pugh in 2009 and got half of it. hes already paid his legal bills. i wasnt aware he owed the nz taxman. if thats the case, all his earnings from his fights since then would of been automaticly taken to pay his tax bills.

Posted August 3, 2013 8:31 pm 


nameless

I thought Tua was dead.

Posted August 3, 2013 8:25 pm 


mark

ustinov by ko

Posted August 3, 2013 7:37 pm 


Fight Scribe

Hearty – unfortuntately David’s financial position is dire. Between taxes, his court case and money he has borrowed he is millions of dollars in debt…many millions hence why he is living in his gym which has a one bedroom self contained unit attached to it.

Posted August 3, 2013 7:07 pm 


Alonzo

It could be worse–either of the could be facing James Toney or Johnny Ruiz.

Posted August 3, 2013 5:41 pm 


Kid Blast

What do you call it when a 6-foot-8-inch, 300-pound Russian/Belarusian monster with a 28-1 record goes up against a rotund and aging 5-foot-9-inch Samoan boxer coming out of retirement a second time? Some might say it’s another boxing-diminishing freak show. However, keeping in mind the surprising degree of competitiveness between Forman and Qawi, I’ll label it “David vs. Goliath.” In this case, David’s weapon is not a sling and five stones but a potentially lethal left hook.

Posted August 3, 2013 4:59 pm 


hearty

i dont see tuas weight as an issue either because ustinov is way heavier! tua doesnt want to be to light for this fight.

Posted August 3, 2013 4:44 pm 


hearty

tuas not financially broke. hes just not rich anymore. he earnt 500,000 from fight with shane cameron. plus the money he earnt from the barrett fights. its not about the money. he honestly believes he can still fight for a title belt.

Posted August 3, 2013 4:40 pm 


Alonzo

Didn’t David Tua fight Maxie Rosenblum and Joe Louis? He’s an old timer, right? So an athletic commission lets a man his age fight?

Snark Snark

Posted August 3, 2013 2:35 pm 


Die Siener

Tua’s team are conning the public. He is shot and is only fighting because of his desperate financial position. Massive waiste of talent and all downhill since he and Lewis stank the place out more than a decade ago. Tua’s best night was his fight with a prime Ibeabuci.

Posted August 3, 2013 12:50 pm 


AssyrianGod

Tua is utterly shot at the highest level, he has no more chance than any of the other ”Lewis Era” heavies who should never have been active in big fights over the last few years; EG, Botha, Grant, Holyfield, McCline, Briggs, Rahman, Williams, Seldon, Harrison, Guinn, McCall etc…none of them have a hope in hell of beating any top 20 fighter.

Posted August 3, 2013 11:01 am 


Decker

GUMBOOT – side bet or not, most of the crowd here thinks Tua will lose. At this point Pulev is much better then Tua and it took him many rounds to break down the massive Russian.
Yeah, yeah, Tua has a bigger punch… but Pulev is better in every other way.

Posted August 3, 2013 10:59 am 


RAY GORDON REID

tua not

Posted August 3, 2013 10:47 am 


PEEJ

Tua is not one of the best fighters to never win a world title. If that’s the case then anybody who’s ever fought for a world title should be considered the best fighter who’s never won a world title

Posted August 3, 2013 9:53 am 


Hitmachine

I hope that Tua wins via disqualification so that Vitali can take him and avoid Stiverne or any other “real deal”. That’s a way he can be a champion at least to the end of next year.

Posted August 3, 2013 7:27 am 


Fedor

Fightscribe, No no I mean I think Tua should be running daily, hitting the road, so he turns up in good shape. Then he’l be able to deliver good bombs and won’t gas- he has been looking out of shape for years.

Posted August 3, 2013 6:01 am 


Mr Gav

Tua one of best fighters never to win a world title, always a big puncher so stands a chance against the russian but whatever critics say about theses guys fight still gonna be fun

Posted August 3, 2013 5:18 am 


PocииЯ

Тuа is fаt pig Аnd Ustinov wаs bеаtеn bу Pulеv

Posted August 3, 2013 4:47 am 


the voice of reason

You gotta respect tua for taking this fight – he coulda chose something safer but hes putting it all on the line here. If he comes out in destructive mood this could be very interesting. But tuas problem has always been blowing hot and cold and somehow i see him plodding in this one, but if he fights like that then ustinov will dominate him. Real intriguing match

Posted August 3, 2013 4:38 am 


rod

Ustinov will destroy Tua. Simply too big, too strong and at 6’8 too tall. Tua had his day many times over years ago and failed to perform.

Posted August 3, 2013 4:32 am 


GUMBOOT

I’ll take that Huckster, Shows you have more money than boxing knowledge. then again, opinions are like arseholes, everybody has one.

Posted August 3, 2013 4:12 am 


huckster

ustinov KO seconds into round. Thank you, Tua for the ride; it pretty much ended with the Pres.

Posted August 3, 2013 3:53 am 


hookoffthejab

TUA ……………TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted August 3, 2013 2:55 am 


hearty

a man with his back against the wall with nothing to loose is a dangerous man! its do or die for david tua and victory will be the only outcome.

Posted August 3, 2013 2:16 am 


knowall

Well if he is broke then I agree its very sad he has to fight and risk his health

Posted August 3, 2013 2:15 am 


murderman

He cant stay retired! He is prob broke n need the money! Said to see fighters who are old and shot putting themselves in harms way just for a payday! Boxing is a sweet science. But also sometimes a brutal sport leaving its athletes brain dead and broke!

Posted August 3, 2013 1:59 am 


knowall

I seriously feel for the safety of Tua. Stay retired

Posted August 3, 2013 1:51 am 


John Digby

Somebody tell Tua he’s retired.

Posted August 3, 2013 12:46 am 


PEEJ

Well after Ibeabuchi that is all he depended on was the left hook. One punch does not make you a contender. Just makes you a name on someones resume

Posted August 2, 2013 11:42 pm 


lman

As long as Tua can still land that lunging left hook like he used to, it should be all he will need, otherwise he gets jabbed for 12 rounds by a retreating Ustinov

Posted August 2, 2013 11:30 pm 


PEEJ

And Tua will make no noise in the heavy weight division. None what so ever.

Posted August 2, 2013 10:04 pm 


PEEJ

Nope, don’t think he was neither.

Posted August 2, 2013 10:03 pm 


GUMBOOT

“dopes”….oops…..read as does. Bad slip up! ;-)

Posted August 2, 2013 9:21 pm 


GUMBOOT

Like a side bet Decker? I’m on Tua to KO him. Even though Ustinov is huge and appears durable he is also slow moving and Tua should have no problem finding him. this really is Tua’s last chance and he knows it. I saw him about 10 days ago and while not in perfect shape he seemed VERY focused and a focused Tua wins. If he dopes win this and gets another known name I’d pick him to be able to make some noise for a year or two. But I acknowledge that Tua has had issues with really big opponents. Lewis jabbed him to defeat. That said, Ustinov ain’t no Lewis!

Posted August 2, 2013 9:08 pm 


CARLOS

Maybe Ibeabuchi was never the same either.

Posted August 2, 2013 9:06 pm 


PEEJ

Tua had his fight taken out of him by Ibeabuchi. He was never the same after that fight and that is when he started coming in out of shape.

Posted August 2, 2013 8:59 pm 


Decker

I lean heavily toward Ustinov in a sumo style bout ; D

Posted August 2, 2013 8:32 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

God Bless the Tuaman…

Posted August 2, 2013 8:25 pm 


murderman

Tua was a monster in the late 90′s early 2000′s. But he has always had weight problems! But in shape he is a problem!

Posted August 2, 2013 7:23 pm 


Fight Scribe

@ Fedor – you think Tua needs to turn up and run? Tua isn’t that man, he’s more of a stand and deliver type bloke.

Posted August 2, 2013 7:13 pm 


Fedor

Watched Tua on tv last night. In my opinion, he would do very well against this giant if he runs everyday.

Posted August 2, 2013 7:08 pm 



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