David Tua’s comeback fight

David Tua
David Tua

 

Heavyweight boxer David Tua will make his comeback in Hamilton, fighting Russian-born giant Alexander Ustinov at the Claudelands Events Centre.

It was confirmed today that a deal has just been signed off for the 36-year-old Ustinov – ranked 10th in the WBA and seventh in the IBF – to fight Tua, 40, in Hamilton on August 31.

Standing at 2.2-metres tall Ustinov, who now lives in Belarus, holds a credible 28-1 record with 21 knockouts.

He beat American gatekeeper Monte Barrett – the only man to knock Tua down – with a unanimous points victory in 2009. He also holds a 53-9 kickboxing record and fought once in New Zealand.

Tua has been attempting to lose weight and get in shape to fight for the first time since losing to Barrett two years ago in Auckland.

-stuff.co.nz