So David Tua returned last night here in NZ by thumping out a palooka called Shane Cameron who had somehow miraculoulsy made it to number 6 in the WBO ratings, blasting him out 7 seconds into round 2.
Due to some clever marketing it was well hyped in NZ and many casual fans thought Cameron had a chance of winning. LOL. Oh my learned friends I made some easy coin in this fight.
A few things about the fight that you guys might consider interesting. Tua came in at 107kgs his lightest in years. Although still a little heavier than his heyday the weight suited him real well, he looked about 25 again. More importantly the speed looks to have returned. Granted it was only a journeyman that he ko'ed but the speed was impressive. Like Tua of old.
And Roger Bloodworth has finally got him throwing right hands. He hit Cameron with some HUGE right hands and of course the signature hook. I'll admit the Klit's may very well jab him to death but I like him against any other HW out there right now and if he can stay active he may be able to add a little fun back into the division. Far from being washed up and going through the motions this was as an intense and focussed David Tua as I've ever seen. Apparently his court case with his former managers looks like finally ending and he seems to be in the right head space.
I wish you guys could've seen it, hopefully it makes it's way on to You Tube at some point.
I understand it's recycling another old name but if he can get himself a belt he would be the ideal guy to get the casual fan watching the HW division again until hopefully a younger fighter comes through. Certainly more interesting than either Klit. Oh and he'd murder David Haye.