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Tua shapes up for Woodstock Fight Night

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January 27, 2010
Tua shapes up for Woodstock Fight Night

David Tua will be looking to inflict his own horror show on his next opponent Friday ‘The 13th’ Ahunanya when they meet in the ring in March.

The Woodstock Fight Night, at which the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental heavyweight belts will be at stake, has been scheduled for Wednesday 31 March at Waitakere’s Trusts Stadium Arena.

General admission tickets, which will be available from February 8 through, will be limited to 3,000.

A spokesman for the promoters, Duco Events’ David Higgins, says the event is sure to be a sell out.

“Tua fighting in Hamilton was big; Tua fighting in his home town of Auckland will be huge.

“At Trusts Stadium we can accommodate up to 200 ringside tables under one roof, as well as up to 3,000 general grandstand seats.”

Mr Higgins says general admission tickets will start at $99 and corporate tables will be positioned between two and 30 metres from the ring, subject to price.

“Every seat in this venue will have a premium view of live Tuamanator-Friday the 13th action.”

Mr Higgins says, as with the Tua/Cameron fight corporate tables will be black tie, while general admission areas will require a smart casual dress code.

Tua’s trainer Roger Bloodworth arrived in New Zealand on Sunday (January 24) to start preparation for the upcoming bout.

riday ‘13th’ Ahunanya has been sparring with world class heavy weight fighters Hasim Rachman and Samuel Peter ahead of the March fight.

Ahunanya was responsible for Shane Cameron’s first career defeat here in 2007. The US based Nigerian has never been knocked out.

“Friday is looking in peak physical condition – he’s got a lot riding on this bout,” says Mr Higgins.

“Since they first sparred together in 2001, Friday ‘The 13th’ Ahunanya has called David Tua out numerous times. The Kiwi heavy weight has never responded – until now.”

Mr Higgins says David Tua versus ‘Friday the 13th’ is an intriguing prospect.

“One of the greatest power punchers in boxing history will be confronting a technically accomplished boxer with a formidable defence. Can Tua knock Ahunanya out or will it go the whole distance like virtually all of Friday’s previous fights?”


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