David Tua vs Deontay Wilder

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Tuaman vs Bronze Bomber

  1. Tuaman

  2. Bronze Bomber

  1. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    The Tuaman vs The Bronze Bomber, who wins?
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  2. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Too easy night's work.

    Tua beat four titlists. He never won one himself, but he was as legit as they come.

    Wilder...not so much.
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  3. Finkel

    Finkel Active Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    My opinion hasn't changed. If anything the toughness Wilder showed in the Fury 3 fight makes me lean further toward a Wilder win.

    Tua had an incredible chin and a great leaping left hook, but he was 5'10 and had barely any success with boxers over 6'3."
    Wilder too long and too tall and Tua comes forward in straight lines.
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  4. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Pretty much this. Wilder isn’t all that but he’s good and lanky enough to keep a guy that slow and short off of him.
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  5. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    A prime Tua would have a field day with this lot of Heavyweights If Ruiz can win a World Title imagine what a Prime Tua would do.!!!
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  6. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically stay humble Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    I love Tua but I have to go with Wilder on stylistic grounds. Like the first Stiverne fight he'll keep things long, strafe Tua with right straights and sway out of the way of any hooks Tua launches his way. Of course Tua's got a head like a brick and probably punches even harder than Wilder, so this might be one of those weird fights where Wilder actually fights really conservatively and just contents himself to cruise to a UD.
  7. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Depends which Tua..the 220 pound monster or the 250 pound slug.

    I'll take early Tua all day long

    Older Tua... bit longer lol
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  8. Grinder

    Grinder Dude, don't call me Dude Full Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Even Wilder has no chance of cracking Tua's chin, nor the boxing skills to keep him at bay. Tua by KO.
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  9. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    wilder doesn't take this fight
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  10. Blandman

    Blandman Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2019
    I’m a Tua fan but I think Wilder would be all wrong for him. Tua didn’t have the footwork or timing to get to Wilder. And as great as his chin was, he could be hurt.

  11. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Ruiz is better than Tua
  12. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Interesting match up from 2 guys who arguably possessed the single biggest one shot power in their respective eras.

    Can Wilder back Tua up because we know Wilder is less effective on the back foot, probably not. Which means Wilder will struggle to land his big right hand with any power as he has to step into that shot to generate a lot of it's power. So can Wilder out box Tua from the backfoot? I think he could, as poor a boxer as Wilder is, Tua could be terrible when forced to try and cut off the ring.

    So I see a situation where either Wilder is backed up all night and wins a decision vs a frustrated Tua or Tua comes from behind to KO Wilder. So does Tua get the KO? He did so a number of times, he was capable of turning fights around with one punch and Wilder despite hanging in there with Fury isn't going to be able to handle Tua's power. We've seen Wilder caught clean a number of times and hurt and dropped over his career now, I think Tua can get to him and score a dramatic come from behind KO.
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  13. fistsof steel

    fistsof steel Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Just an opinion but I think Prime Tua would put him to sleep...
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  14. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America The Tuaminator Full Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    I just think Wilder is too ungainly on his feet to keep Tua off

    Tua by leaping left hook
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  15. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Regardless of the fact that Wilder is not technically well-honed, he has never been an easy opponent for anyone, he makes up for everything with his great shape and physical strength...
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