Monday, March 26, 2007
Mark Vester of Boxing Scene has pointed out that it was reported in The New Zealand Press that David Tua promoter Cedric Kushner turned down an offer for Tua to take on Lamon Brewster in May.
Tua tried to give his reasoning behind him turning down the opportunity:
“I made that decision after the Hawkins fight. As a fighter you have to have your mind in the right place, or you are going to get hurt,” Tua said. “The world hasn’t seen the best of David Tua. People can laugh at that or believe it. I don’t mind. But I’m serious. I know I haven’t fought at my peak yet. I’m not trying to sell a product or fool people. I know that my best performance is still in me.”
It was also said that Kushner convinced Tua that he needed to be more active before the fight and that May was too far away. That reason doesn’t make any sense considering that Tua’s next scheduled bout is slated to happen in June.
Monday, October 30, 2006
David Tua was originally supposed to fight Kelvin Davis this Friday night, remember that?
The contract was never really able to be worked out to please both sides and Davis eventually backed out of the contest…
When it seemed like Tua wouldn’t be able to find an opponent, in comes Ross Puritty to the rescue. Puritty is a scrappy Australian, who owns a win over Wladimir Klitschko and would certainly be a tough match for Tua.
Guess what? Puritty won’t be available either. According to Cedric Kushner, Puritty suffered a large gash on his forehead during a recent training session and is not cleared to fight.
What is Tua going to do? He’s going to fight Abraham Okine, that’s what.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I reported last month that former heavyweight champion David Tua was set for a possible November return according to his promoter, Cedric Kushner. Well it turns out that Mr. Kushner is fibbing about this whole thing just a little bit…
I can’t believe that I missed it but Kushner actually announced that Tua would be fighting IBF Cruiserweight Champion Kelvin Davis on November 3rd. However Davis’ manager Kelly Davis tells us that the fight is simply not going to happen:
“That’s his (Kushner’s) fault (for the announcement). He (Kushner) wanted to sign Kelvin to a long-term, four-year promotional deal. How much do you think a fight with David Tua is worth? He offered us $9,000. I said, ‘You must be missing a zero somewhere.’”
Davis will actually be fighting in London this weekend against an opponent that has not yet been named as well as on November 17th. Looks like Tua and Kushner will have to start all over again…