31 Oct 2009

No Tua fight here before Christmas

11:57 am on 31 October 2009

Boxer David Tua has rejected a proposed fight in Auckland in December with Nigerian boxer Friday Ahunanya.

Tua's camp had promised he would fight again here before Christmas - but his manager Cedric Kushner's released a statement saying Tua's first defence of his WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles will now take place in January in either New York, Honolulu, Sao Paulo or Berlin.

The absence of pay per view revenue due to Tua's 3-fight deal with Maori Television for local fights is to blame, according to Duco director David Higgins.

Higgins says he believes Tua's camp when they claim he will fight in New Zealand next year.