“It is great coming back to fight in the states. I’m back to the place where it all started for me,” stated David Tua, who faces Monte Barrett on July 17 in Atlantic City – his first fight in the USA since 2007. “My fans here are just as passionate as they are at home. It’s a great feeling and humbling to know that my fans are still there and still into it for me. I’m grateful for their support and loyalty they’ve always shown for me. My fans have supported me since day one and that means the world to me.” Tua is training in Jersey City, NJ with long-time trainer Roger Bloodworth.