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TUA FIGHT: Injury Controversy – Clint Brown Live – TV3 Ratings – Samoa – OTHER NEWS: Cabinet Reshuffle – Lisa Blakie Murder – Foot Found – Austrian Ski Train Fire

TUA FIGHT: INJURY CONTROVERSY: Claims from David Tua that he was injured during his fight with Lennox Lewis are arousing controversy. The Tua camp say that Tua was injured in the second round. But the punch cannot be found. It may have been the third round says an expert. At a media conference after the fight Tua said he didn’t tell his coach about the sore rib because of pride. Reporters booed one of the promoters at a news conference when he was talking about the injury. However TV3 recorded the injury six weeks ago during a documentary.

TUA FIGHT: CLINT BROWN LIVE: Clint Brown says the injury was bad and that Kevin Barry now wishes he had postponed the fight. The Tua camp are putting on a brave face. The bottom line is that it was a terrible fight by Tuaman – a good old-fashioned boxing lesson. Tua now hopes to fight Evander Holyfield next year. Tua is going to lose 20 pounds in coming months of training.

TUA FIGHT: TV3 RATINGS: More than 1.3 million Kiwis watched the fight and record betting on the TAB accompanied the fight. The faces of Tua's extended family say it all as they watched the fight at a community hall. TAB says that NZ Boxing will make 10s of thousands of dollars from the fight. Several women say they do not like Tua’s hairdo but. Tua will still get a hero’s welcome home next Monday.

TUA FIGHT: TUA IN SAMOA: Fans prayed, cheered and wept in Samoa as they watched the fight. At the beginning of the fight fans were very animated. At the end they looked very sad. On Sunday prayers were said for Tua at church. Tua is described as an ambassador for the company by the Prime Minister. Samoa remains very proud of Tua.

CABINET RESHUFFLE: The PM has reshuffled cabinet to ease the workload on top ministers.

LISA BLAKIE MURDER: Christchurch Police believe a District Court Attendant and her daughter undermined a surveillance operation in the hunt for the killer of Lisa Blakie. The woman is alleged to have overheard police talking about the planned operation and passing on the information to the targets.

FOOT FOUND: A human foot has been caught in a trawler net and will be passed on to police..

AUSTRIAN SKI TRAIN FIRE: Up to 155 people died in an Austrian skiing train fire. Rescue workers have not begun to recover bodies yet as there is too much smoke in the tunnel. Several people who were not on the train were very relieved. Tonight there are so many dead this village has few words left to say.

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