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David Tua

W L D
52 5 2
43 KOs 0 KOs
last 6


bouts 59
rounds 312
KOs 73%
 
global ID 4343
US ID036671
birth nameMafaufau Sita
aliasTuaman
born 1972-11-21
debut1992-12-01 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach
70″   /   178cm
residence
South Auckland, New Zealand
birth place
Faleasiu, Samoa

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2013-11-16
237Alexander Ustinov29328 1 0
Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, New Zealand
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Brad Vocale   judges: Charlie Lucas 108-120, Carl Zappia 110-119, Carrick Belton 110-119
vacant WBA Pan African heavyweight title (supervisor: Charlie Lucas)
2011-08-13
244¼Monte Barrett222½34 9 2
Telstra Clear Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Brad Vocale   judges: Robert Hoyle 112-115, Mick Heafey 112-115, Laurie Glozier 113-114
WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title (supervisor: Leon Panoncillo)
WBO Oriental heavyweight title (supervisor: Leon Panoncillo)
Barrett down in 12th
2011-03-19
248¾Demetrice King274¾15 19 0
TelstraClear Pacific, Manukau City, New Zealand
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Lance Revill   judges: Robert Gibson 100-90, Geoff Belton 100-90, Andrew Bell 100-91
2010-07-17
237½Monte Barrett22534 9 0
Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
DMD12/12
 D 
MD
12/12
  
referee: Randy Neumann   judges: Joseph Pasquale 115-111, Shafeeq Rashada 113-113, Luis Rivera 113-113
WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title
WBO Oriental heavyweight title
Tua down for the first time in his career and deducted a point in round twelve
2010-03-31
239¾Friday Ahunanya229½24 5 3
The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Garry Dean   judges: Brad Vocale 119-109, Robert Gibson 117-111, Mick Heafey 120-108
WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title (supervisor: Leon Panoncillo)
WBO Oriental heavyweight title (supervisor: Leon Panoncillo)
2009-10-03
237¾Shane Cameron228¼23 1 0
Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand
W KO2/12
 W  
KO
2/12
  
time: 0:20   referee: Bruce McTavish   judges: Robert Byrd 10-7, Pinit Prayadsab 10-7, Brad Vocale 10-7
WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title (supervisor: Pat Leonard)
WBO Oriental heavyweight title (supervisor: Pat Leonard)
Cameron down twice in round 1
2007-09-07
234Cerrone Fox2208 5 0
Soaring Eagle Casino, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:41   referee: Frank Garza   judges: Gary MerrittBill PaigeRon Cunningham
2007-08-18
237½Saul Montana24248 14 0
South Town Exhibition Center, Sandy, Utah, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 2:15   referee: Larry Fullmer   judges: Lynn MooreChet FullmerJonathan Tuero
2007-02-22
241Robert Hawkins24121 6 0
Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Danny Schiavone   judges: Luis Rivera 99-91, Melvina Lathan 96-94, John McKaie 96-94
2006-11-03
250Maurice Wheeler24510 8 1
Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 2:48   referee: Randy Neumann
2006-07-26
245½Edward Gutierrez22715 2 1
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Mike Ortega   judges: George DeGabrielMatt RuggeroJohn McKaie
Gutiérrez down in the 2nd & 4th rounds
2005-10-21
245Cisse Salif26317 4 2
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: James Warring   judges: Rocky Young 94-96, Bill Ray 96-94, Mark Streisand 98-92
2005-03-31
251¼Talmadge Griffis207¼22 5 3
Waitakere's Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
W TKO10/10
 W  
TKO
10/10
  
time: 2:34   referee: Lance Revill   judges: Geoff BeltonRobert GibsonPat Leonard
2003-03-29
245½Hasim Rahman25935 4 0
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DSD12/12
 D 
SD
12/12
  
referee: Rudy Battle   judges: Bobby Grasso 116-112, Bill Clancy 112-116, George Hill 114-114
IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator
2002-11-30
252Russell Chasteen24719 5 0
Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:41   referee: Ed Johnson
2002-08-17
243Michael Moorer22443 2 1
Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:30   referee: Rudy Battle   judges: Steve WeisfeldJohn StewartJohn Poturaj
2002-04-13
242¼Fres Oquendo229½22 0 0
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia, USA
W TKO9/12
 W  
TKO
9/12
  
time: 1:54   referee: Dave Johnson   judges: Paul Artisst 63-70, Bruce Foster 65-68, Gary Wolfe 65-68
NABF heavyweight title
2001-12-19
247½Garing Lane29120 27 2
Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:35
2001-08-18
233Chris Byrd21533 2 0
Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Jay Nady   judges: Chuck Giampa 112-116, Art Lurie 112-116, Paul Smith 113-115
USBA heavyweight title
Final Part of the IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
2001-03-23
247Danell Nicholson22339 3 0
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO6/12
 W  
KO
6/12
  
time: 0:34   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Carol CastellanoDuane FordArt Lurie
Part of an IBF Heavyweight Elimination Tournament (Byrd-Harris/Tua-Nicholson)
2000-11-11
245Lennox Lewis24937 1 1
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Jerry Roth 111-117, Dave Moretti 109-119, Chuck Giampa 110-118
WBC World heavyweight title
IBF World heavyweight title
International Boxing Organization World heavyweight title
2000-07-21
243½Robert Daniels21939 4 1
Regent Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/12
 W  
KO
3/12
  
time: 0:47   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Carol CastellanoDuane FordBill Graham
USBA heavyweight title
IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title
Daniels down three times
2000-06-03
253Obed Sullivan25235 6 1
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 0:51   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Chuck GiampaBill GrahamPatricia Morse Jarman
USBA heavyweight title
IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title
1999-10-23
238Shane Sutcliffe22722 8 1
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Jay Nady
1999-07-17
237Gary Bell22421 2 0
Caesars Tahoe, Circus Maximus Showroom, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/12
 W  
TKO
1/12
  
time: 1:19   referee: Vic Drakulich   judges: Carol CastellanoKeith MacDonaldDave Moretti
USBA heavyweight title (supervisor: Dan Jones)
1998-12-19
224½Hasim Rahman234½29 0 0
Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
W TKO10/12
 W  
TKO
10/12
  
time: 2:25   referee: Telis Assimenios   judges: Mike Glienna 87-89, Sheila Harmon 82-89, Rocky Young 82-89
USBA heavyweight title
IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title
IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator
1998-09-26
239Eric Curry23822 5 0
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:43   referee: Steve Smoger
1998-05-30
229Nate Tubbs25717 3 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:12   referee: Earl Brown   judges: Calvin ClaxtonEmil ConfortiDan Shannon
1998-04-18
233Cleveland Woods23914 14 0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
1998-03-10
234Jeff Wooden20917 5 0
National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Gary Camponeschi   judges: Bill Holmes 97-93, Kenny Chevalier 96-95, Jonai Winfield 95-95
1997-11-22
228Jeff Lally22421 9 0
Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:04   referee: Lindsey Page
1997-06-07
226Ike Ibeabuchi23516 0 0
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Lou Filippo   judges: Henry Elesperu 114-115, Rudy Jordan 113-116, Dick Young 111-117
WBC International heavyweight title
1997-04-05
223Oleg Maskaev232¾10 1 0
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO11/12
 W  
TKO
11/12
  
time: 1:16   referee: Lindsey Page   judges: Miguel Acuna 96-94, Eugene Grant 95-95, Steve Weisfeld 93-98
WBC International heavyweight title
1996-12-21
223David Izon22417 1 0
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
W TKO12/12
 W  
TKO
12/12
  
time: 1:54   referee: Dick Flaherty   judges: William HuttTom KaczmarekFred Ucci
WBC International heavyweight title
1996-09-20
226Darroll Wilson21217 0 2
James Knight Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 3:10   referee: William Conners   judges: Jose Juan GuerraJohn KeaneStuart Winston
WBC International heavyweight title (supervisor: Anibal Miramontes)
1996-07-21
236Anthony Cooks1977 5 0
Teamster's Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:24   referee: Bill Holmes
1996-03-15
225John Ruiz21925 2 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO1/12
 W  
KO
1/12
  
time: 0:19   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Harold LaurensBarbara PerezJack Woodruff
WBC International heavyweight title
1996-01-13
229Bruce Bellocchi2307 2 0
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:39   referee: Wayne Hedgpeth   judges: Shafeeq RashadaMelvina LathanSteve Weisfeld
1995-08-26
210Mauricio Villegas267¾22 10 0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:51   referee: Steve Smoger   judges: Eugene GrantFrank BrunetteMelvina Lathan
1995-07-15
220Sean Hart21011 3 2
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Norm Budden   judges: Herb Santos 79-70, John McSweeny 77-72, Chuck Giampa 79-71
1995-05-20
215Dan Murphy22443 15 2
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 0:35   referee: Ron Lipton   judges: Eva ShainJean WilliamsEugene Grant
1995-03-04
222Bruce Bellocchi2307 1 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Lindsey Page
1994-12-09
218Cecil Coffee28 6 2
ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, New Zealand
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:29   referee: Lance Revill
1994-10-01
217Ken Lakusta21622 21 1
Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1994-08-13
211Everton Davis2179 3 0
Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Toby Gibson 97-90 97-90 97-90
Davis down in rounds 4 & 9.
1994-05-07
211Lester Jackson2965 2 1
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Tony Orlando   judges: Tom Kaczmarek 78-74, Steve Weisfeld 78-74, Rocky Castellani 79-73
1994-04-16
213Calvin Jones27116 8 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
1994-02-05
220Bill Corrigan2457 4 1
Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 1:17   referee: Jay Nady
1993-11-26
213Mike Acey226½13 8 1
ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, New Zealand
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
referee: Bevan Weir   judges: Hugh O'NeillPat LeonardGreg Burgess
1993-11-06
216Krishna Wainwright2071 3 1
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Dave Moretti 60-54, Paul Smith 60-54, Dalby Shirley 60-53
1993-09-25
217½Rick Honeycutt2084 9 2
Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
referee: Ron Lipton
1993-07-10
214Larry Davis2107 9 0
Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:18   referee: John Carroll
1993-06-22
216Bruce Johnson1999 23 1
Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
time: 0:44   referee: Lindsey Page
1993-05-28
216Willie Washington1971 4 0
Houston, Texas, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1993-03-23
214Alfredo Nevarez2070 2 0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
referee: Roy Ovalle
1993-02-27
216Howard Kelly2097 9 0
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
1993-02-06
214½Lazaro Almanza2640 2 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/6
 W  
TKO
3/6
  
referee: Arthur Mercante Jr.   judges: Barbara PerezSteve WeisfeldDon Nodecker
1992-12-14
204Lorenzo Poole2000 1 0
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
1992-12-01
201Ron Humes1955 5 0
Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
time: 0:37   referee: Al Rothenberg
Pro debut for the 1992 Heavyweight Olympic Bronze Medalist Tua
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