David Tua

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Name: David Tua
Alias: Tuaman
Birth Name: Mafaufau Sita
Born: 1972-11-21
Birthplace: Faleasiu, Samoa
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click


  • Full birth name is "Mafaufau Tavita Lio Mafaufau Sanerivi Talimatasi."
  • Has knocked out four former world champions

Minor Titles Won

  • WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight
  • WBO Oriental Heavyweight
  • NABF Heavyweight
  • IBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight
  • USBA Heavyweight
  • WBC International Heavyweight

Amateur Career

  • 1990 won the Oceanian Championships in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
  • 1991 3rd place at the World Championships in Sydney, Australia.
  • 1992 won the Oceanian Championships/Olympics Trials in Apia, Western Samoa.
  • 1992 won the Heavyweight bronze medal representing New Zealand at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Results were: