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Old 08-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Tua vs Barrett II Redemption

They fight their rematch August 13th. Tua said that if he wins in spectacular fashion (Translation: KO) he may be in line to get a shot at the title. He first needs to beat a top WBO for a mandatory in order to get decent money from WLAD.

Anybody have any predictions about this fight? Anyone care?
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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They fight their rematch August 13th. Tua said that if he wins in spectacular fashion (Translation: KO) he may be in line to get a shot at the title. He first needs to beat a top WBO for a mandatory in order to get decent money from WLAD.

Anybody have any predictions about this fight? Anyone care?
Firstly If you have to name a rematch with 40 year old Monte Barrett "Redemption".....then you know you are in trouble!

Tua is wishful thinking if he thinks that beating Monte Barrett....however "spectacular" is going to earn him a title shot with Wlad!

Barrett has been Koed all too easily relatively recently by Haye and Solis.........and that was in one fight with Barrett not two.


The ONLY chance Tua will have of getting a title shot would be to KO a string of young unbeaten upcoming fighters......not old "never was" fighters like Barrett!

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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Firstly If you have to name a rematch with 40 year old Monte Barrett "Redemption".....then you know you are in trouble!

Tua is wishful thinking if he thinks that beating Monte Barrette....however "spectacular" is going to earn him a title shot with Wlad!

Barrett has been Koed all too easily relatively recently by Haye and Solis.........and that was in one fight with Barrett not two.


The ONLY chance Tua will have of getting a title shot would be to KO a string of young unbeaten upcoming fighters......not old "never was" fighters like Barrett!
Agreed!
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Tua had a bad shoulder apparently......well apparently....
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Firstly If you have to name a rematch with 40 year old Monte Barrett "Redemption".....then you know you are in trouble!

Tua is wishful thinking if he thinks that beating Monte Barrett....however "spectacular" is going to earn him a title shot with Wlad!

Barrett has been Koed all too easily relatively recently by Haye and Solis.........and that was in one fight with Barrett not two.


The ONLY chance Tua will have of getting a title shot would be to KO a string of young unbeaten upcoming fighters......not old "never was" fighters like Barrett!

Agreed. Tua simply having to rematch a 2011 Barrett says Tua is done and should probably hope he gets a big fight sooner than later. I agree with your post except for the part about Barrett being a "never was". Barrett isn't going into the hall of fame or anything but he was, for a few years, a solid fighter. From the late 90s til around the mid 2000s Barrett was either a top ten or borderline top ten guy. He knocked a few prospects off along the way.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:15 PM   #7
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Agreed. Tua simply having to rematch a 2011 Barrett says Tua is done and should probably hope he gets a big fight sooner than later. I agree with your post except for the part about Barrett being a "never was". Barrett isn't going into the hall of fame or anything but he was, for a few years, a solid fighter. From the late 90s til around the mid 2000s Barrett was either a top ten or borderline top ten guy. He knocked a few prospects off along the way.
I hear what you are saying about Barrett......maybe it's me being bitter because I lost a whole heap of money when Barrett beat the then undefeated hot prospect Dominic Guinn!

I guess what I mean by "Never was" is that Barrett perhaps did beat a few "prospects"...... but those "prospects" actually didn't turn out to be much after all.
To me Barrett was a solid tester for the likes of Joe Messi etc......but not much beyond that.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:40 PM   #8
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I am interested in this, most certainly.

I think Barrett will outbox Tua and win a decision, with probably a couple KDs in the process. Tua is a shell of hls former self, as is Barrett, but he's got more left than Tua.
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when Barrett beat the then undefeated hot prospect Dominic Guinn!
I saw that fight, too. Long time ago. I think it was on a Joe Mesi undercard, right?
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I saw that fight, too. Long time ago. I think it was on a Joe Mesi undercard, right?
Not too sure........but I do know my pockets were much much lighter that night!
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I hear what you are saying about Barrett......maybe it's me being bitter because I lost a whole heap of money when Barrett beat the then undefeated hot prospect Dominic Guinn!

I guess what I mean by "Never was" is that Barrett perhaps did beat a few "prospects"...... but those "prospects" actually didn't turn out to me much after all.
To me Barrett was a solid tester for the likes of Joe Messi etc......but not much beyond that.

Yeah, I remember Barrett upsetting Guinn and getting the ball rolling on the downfall of Guinn's once promising career. He was a good test for top prospects, guys like Guinn and Beck got beat by Barrett while Mesi got by him. I'll always be grateful to Barrett for putting an end to that awful push Top Rank was giving to Tye Fields at one time. Barrett ko'd him in one round and Arum finally put an end to his Tye Fields era.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:03 PM   #13
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Just to point out, their first fight was superb.

However limited they might be these days, I never got the sense that either one was trying to cash out. They both gave it 100%.
Yes, agree.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #15
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If Chisora beat Fury he was going to get a title shot lol.

Between the two of them they have beaten sweet f all.

Tua's had 1 shot in an era where every man and his dog has had multiple undeserving shots.

If Tua takes Barretts head off he will have proven his past few performances have been injury hampered. Why not give Tua one last pay day? There are way less deserving people out there i can think of.
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