|HammerFist ||01-19-2009 11:35 AM |
David Tua -VS- Shane Cameron
After months of negotiations, distracions and arguments, both fighters have agreed upon to what may be the biggest fight in the history of New Zealand boxing. Heavyweights rivals David Tua (49-3, 42KOs) and Shane Cameron (22-1, 19KOs) will battle on June 6, with each receiving $500,000 dollars. Cameron has to first get past Leo Nolan on March 7 in Gisborne.
Former TVNZ boss Ian Fraser has come on as an adviser to fight promoters David Higgins and John McRae from Auckland's Duco Ltd, and the wheels are rolling for a $40 dollar pay-per-view to be likely televised through Sky Box Office. Because of a long legal battle with his former managers, Tua has been inactive since September 2007. He says the layoff will do him well against Cameron.
"It's true that I have been inactive for a long time but I have to say that it's been awesome because it has allowed me as a father and as a husband to make sure that part of our life is good for us. And now that will allow me to perform to my potential," Tua told Sunday News of New Zealand.
"A happy athlete is a good athlete. A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. My priority for the last year has been to make sure my relationship with my wife is where it needs to be and my relationship with my sons is where it needs to be. Knowing that side of it is great allows me to have the peace of mind to be able to put all my energies now into preparing for this fight. There's nothing else for me to do now other than to concentrate on winning."
David Tua-Shane Cameron is Agreed Upon For June 6 - World boxing - Boxing news - BOXNEWS.com.ua
For those of you that dont know of Cameron hes Ranked # 6 in the world with the WBO.
Im stoked this fight is finally happening and i hope Tua pulls it off, if he comes in shape im pretty sure he will.
|$weetjones ||03-14-2009 05:29 PM |
Yes my boy tua-man cant wait to see this!!!!!!
|Splandman ||03-18-2009 06:28 AM |
Tua-Cameron postponed! | Fightnews - Boxing News Updated 24/7
Confirmation has come through that the all-New Zealand heavyweight superfight between David Tua and Shane Cameron is being postponed. In a tune up fight against Robert Davis earlier this month, Cameron sustained three fractures to his right hand. The injury will require surgery. Originally scheduled for June 6th there is no exact date set for the fight proper as that depends on how Cameron recovers from surgery. However August with all things going well has been mooted as the potential month that these two heavy hitters can finally get it on.
|Noise Chopped ||03-18-2009 01:17 PM |
$500,000? Good for Tua.
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