By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
World heavyweight contender David “Tuaman” Tua (50-3-1, 43 KOs) is confident of stopping big punching Las Vegas based Nigerian Friday Ahunanya (24-5-3, 13 KOs) when they clash over twelve rounds at the Trusts Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on March 31. “I want to destroy Friday. I want it to be destructive. It has to be because I need people in the States to hear some noise from Down Under,” Tua said.
Ahunanya is confident of beating Tua in his backyard. He doesn’t only predict victory, he predicts a big win by knockout. “I’m coming to New Zealand to win. I’m going to knock David Tua out. And if I can’t do that I’ll win the fight on points. Anyone who understands how to box – understands the science of boxing – can beat David Tua. And I’ll prove it,” Ahunanya said.
Tua has some big names on his record having scored knockouts over John Ruiz (1996), David Izon (1996), Oleg Maskaev (1997), Hasim Rahman (1998), Michael Moorer (2002) and Fres Oquendo (2002) but lost on points to world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis (2000).
Promoters: David Higgins and Cedric Kushner. Televised on Australian Main Event Pay-Per-View.