If prime David Tua was active today where would he be in the HW picture?

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  1. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer nighty night, ellerbe ☠ ☠ ☠ banned Full Member

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    Holyfield said that Tua was one of the hardest punchers that he had sparred... but hey, twist the narrative how you see fit Mark.
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  2. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's probably true King wouldn't of allowed Tua anywhere near him on any of the other titles, King and Main Events where often at logger heads and working against one another. So yes he probably had little choice than go down this route.
     
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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Canelo was never athletic Full Member

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    Guys like AJ and Whyte? AJ is far more dynamic than Tua was and beat Whyte.
     
  4. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Fury, AJ, Usyk, Hunter, Joyce would all beat him comfortably.

    Wilder is a 50/50, I seem him beating Whyte and Ortiz though.
     
  5. kiwi_boxer

    kiwi_boxer nighty night, ellerbe ☠ ☠ ☠ banned Full Member

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    So, you're telling me that pudding Ruiz was able to clip Joshua multiple times not to mention stop him.
    But one of the hardest left hooks in boxing won't hurt him? Make no mistake, Joshua is not good enough ala Lewis to keep a game Tua away. Tua would ice Joshua.

    Whyte is tailor-made for prime Tua. You don't think that Tua is better than Povetkin?! :risas3:
     
  6. TBI

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    Precisely the way I see it. An inconsistent puncher you always hope comes through but usually doesnt.
    Stays comfortably in the top 10 but never gets that big win.
     
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  7. TBI

    TBI Active Member Full Member

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    ...And shame on all those who compared Tua to Dubuois...

    That Dubuois is never going anywhere. He would be embarassed by Tua. He doesnt belong in the same discussion as Tua.
     
  8. TBI

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    And for the current crop:

    Tua beats:
    Wilder (probably)
    Usyk (too small and unproven at HW)
    Whyte
    Joyce (I cant believe people are saying this unproven guy could beat Tua... Im not sold yet on him.)
    All others most likely. He was inconsistent.

    I think AJ is compelling. If AJ can keep him honest with the jab and keep it up, he wins a decision.

    Fury whips him and makes it look easy by decision.
     
  9. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America The Tuaminator Full Member

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    Tend to agree with all that, TBI. I actually wish Tua would make a comeback - even in his forties.

    Make a quick million and get out. I find his story sad.....
     
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  10. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Too small ? Usyk is bigger than Chris Byrd, he's actually bigger than Muhammad Ali. Usyk looks small because he's in an era of people averaging 6'5, 240 pounds. I dont even know why you're mentioning his size anyway, Tua's like 5'10
     
  11. Kiwi_in_America

    Kiwi_in_America The Tuaminator Full Member

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    Compared with Tua, Usyk is small.

    Tua looked like a small truck
     
  12. buster007

    buster007 FAB 4 R A GAY PORN CLUB Full Member

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    that is irrelevant anyway, lol.
     
  13. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Usyk would tower over Tua. Tua is obviously more robust but Usyk has the bigger frame
     
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  14. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A small heavyweight like Tua can't compete with the giant heavyweight fighters like Fury and AJ.
     
  15. TBI

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    That was my meaning. Tua is the bigger man to be sure. Usyk is unproven at the elite HW level. That says alot to me.
    That being said, Tua was inconsistent at the elite HW level, also Ive always said just because a guy didnt so it doesn't mean he couldn't have...