17 Jun 2011

Tua vs Barrett II confirmed

5:55 pm on 17 June 2011

Boxer David Tua's next fight has been confirmed and as expected the Samoan New Zealander will take on American Monte Barrett in a rematch in just eight weeks.

Manukau venue the TelstraClear Pacific events centre will host the bout on August the 13th between the pair, who last met in 2010 in a controversial draw.

Barrett is a two-time world title challenger and the only man to have knocked Tua down in his 19-year professional career, while Tua, who's currently ranked third in the World Boxing Organisation Heavyweight division, has fought once for a world belt.

The fight will air on Sky Television and will be the first event to be produced and broadcast in high definition on its Pay-Per-View channel.