21 Jul 2010

Barrett dismisses re-match with Tua

4:24 pm on 21 July 2010

The American heavyweight boxer Monte Barrett has dismissed the possibility of a rematch with David Tua after their recent fight in Atlantic City ended in a controversial draw.

Barrett said before the fight it would be his last before retiring and he hasn't changed his mind.

He's told American website Eastside Boxing that knocking Tua to the canvas, the first time it's happened in Tua's career, was nothing special and is adamant he won the 12 round fight.

Tua was deducted a point for wrestling Barrett to the floor in the final round, which ultimately cost him the bout.