18 Jul 2010

Tua has lucky draw against Barrett

3:48 pm on 18 July 2010

The New Zealand boxer, David Tua, has finished his heavy-weight bout against America's Monte Barrett in Atlantic City, with a lucky draw.

Tua looked in control in the early rounds, but as the fight progressed, the 37-year-old started to tire, letting the retiring Barrett back in the bout.

In the 12th and final round, 39-year-old Barrett knocked Tua to the floor for the first time in the New Zealander's career.

Tua survived a standing eight count to finish the fight.

One of the judges had the fight as a close win to Tua, while the other two scored it as a draw.

After the majority draw announcement, Monte Barrett says he was disappointed not have come away with the win.