By Craig Watt
It has been confirmed in New Zealand that former heavyweight title challenger David Tua (49-3, 42 KOs) will return to the ring on June 6th at the Waikato Stadium and face fellow Kiwi Shane Cameron (22-1, 19 KOs). This will be New Zealand’s biggest domestic contest for many years and the stadium in Hamilton is being set for an 18,000 capacity crowd at the outdoor venue. The 36-year-old Tua has been out of action since his second round stoppage of Cerrone Fox in Michigan, US in September 2007. He has won his last seven fights since his disputed draw with Hasim Rahman in an IBF heavyweight eliminator back in 2003. He has also a challenge for the world title ending in a unanimous points loss to Lennox Lewis in November 2000 for the WBC and IBF titles. The fight is expected to break all box office and TV audience records in New Zealand and will be promoted by Duco Events under the headline, “New Zealand’s Fight Of The Century”. The eagerly anticipated clash will be for the WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title. Shane Cameron will have a warm up fight in Gisborne, New Zealand on March 7th when he takes on 37-year-old veteran Robert Davis (32-9) from Ohio, US over 12 rounds for the IBF Pan Pacific Title.