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David Tua Record

Total Fights59
Title Wins0
Title Defenses0
Title-Fight KOs0
KO Wins43
KO Losses0
David Tua Record & Stats
David Tua's Record
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      What is David Tua's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and 11 months, David Tua fought 59 times with 52 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws.

      Tua retired from professional boxing with a record of 52-5-2. He was a one-time heavyweight world title challenger. He had a 72.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 43 of his total 59 fights being knockout wins. Tua never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Alexander Ustinov on November 16, 2013.

      Some of Tua's best fights and notable victories include wins over Michael Moorer, Shane Cameron, Hasim Rahman, John Ruiz, and Oleg Maskaev.

      59Nov 16, 201340Alexander UstinovLossUD
      58Aug 13, 201138Monte BarrettLossUD
      57Mar 19, 201138Demetrice KingWinUD
      56Jul 17, 201037Monte BarrettDrawMD
      55Mar 31, 201037Friday AhunanyaWinUD
      54Oct 3, 200936Shane CameronWinTKO2
      53Sep 7, 200734Cerrone FoxWinTKO2
      52Aug 18, 200734Saúl MontanaWinKO1
      51Feb 22, 200734Robert HawkinsWinUD
      50Nov 3, 200633Maurice WheelerWinKO7
      49Jul 26, 200633Edward GutierrezWinKO4
      48Oct 21, 200532Cisse SalifWinSD
      47Mar 31, 200532Talmadge GriffisWinTKO10
      46Mar 29, 200330Hasim RahmanDrawSD
      45Nov 30, 200230Russell ChasteenWinKO2
      44Aug 17, 200229Michael MoorerWinKO1
      43Apr 13, 200229Fres OquendoWinTKO9
      42Dec 19, 200129Garing LaneWinTKO8
      41Aug 18, 200128Chris ByrdLossUD
      40Mar 23, 200128Danell NicholsonWinKO6
      39Nov 11, 200027Lennox LewisLoss *UD
      38Jul 21, 200027Robert DanielsWinTKO3
      37Jun 3, 200027Obed SullivanWinKO1
      36Oct 23, 199926Shane SutcliffeWinTKO2
      35Jul 17, 199926Gary BellWinTKO1
      34Dec 19, 199826Hasim RahmanWinTKO10
      33Sep 26, 199825Eric CurryWinTKO1
      32May 30, 199825Nate TubbsWinKO2
      31Apr 18, 199825Cleveland WoodsWinTKO3
      30Mar 10, 199825Jeff WoodenWinMD
      29Nov 22, 199725Jeff LallyWinTKO2
      28Jun 7, 199724Ike IbeabuchiLossUD
      27Apr 5, 199724Oleg MaskaevWinTKO11
      26Dec 21, 199624David IzonWinTKO12
      25Sep 20, 199623Darroll WilsonWinKO1
      24Jul 21, 199623Anthony CooksWinTKO1
      23Mar 15, 199623John RuizWinKO1
      22Jan 13, 199623Bruce BellocchiWinTKO2
      21Aug 26, 199522Mauricio VillegasWinTKO6
      20Jul 15, 199522Sean HartWinUD
      19May 20, 199522Dan MurphyWinTKO5
      18Mar 4, 199522Bruce BellocchiWinTKO1
      17Dec 9, 199422Cecil CoffeeWinKO1
      16Oct 1, 199421Ken LakustaWinKO4
      15Aug 13, 199421Everton DavisWinUD
      14May 7, 199421Lester JacksonWinUD
      13Apr 16, 199421Calvin JonesWinTKO4
      12Feb 5, 199421Bill CorriganWinKO2
      11Nov 26, 199321Mike AceyWinKO1
      10Nov 6, 199320Krishna WainwrightWinUD
      9Sep 25, 199320Rick HoneycuttWinKO2
      8Jul 10, 199320Larry DavisWinKO1
      7Jun 22, 199320Bruce JohnsonWinTKO2
      6May 28, 199320Willie WashingtonWinKO1
      5Mar 23, 199320Alfredo NevarezWinTKO1
      4Feb 27, 199320Howard KellyWinTKO3
      3Feb 6, 199320Lazaro AlmanzaWinTKO3
      2Dec 14, 199220Lorenzo PooleWinKO1
      1Dec 1, 199220Ron HumesWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      David Tua (Tuaman) is a 51-year old retired Samoan professional boxer. He was born in Faleatiu/Fasitootai, Samoa on November 21, 1972. He retired without winning a major world title. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1992 to 2013.

      Tua made his professional boxing debut against Ron Humes at the age of 20 on December 1, 1992, defeating Humes via 1st round KO. He went on to win 26 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 22 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on November 11, 2000 after 38 professional fights, against Lennox Lewis for the WBC and IBF titles. He lost to Lewis via 12 round unanimous decision.

      Tua had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Alexander Ustinov on November 16, 2013. Tua lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 10 years, 6 months, and 5 days since this fight.


      Tua fought a total of 59 times during his professional career, which includes 1 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. These five fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 15, 1996: David Tua puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating John Ruiz via 1st round KO.

      • December 19, 1998: David Tua beats Hasim Rahman via 10th round TKO.

      • November 11, 2000: In his first world-title fight, David Tua loses to Lennox Lewis via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.

      • August 17, 2002: David Tua beats Michael Moorer via 1st round KO.

      • October 3, 2009: David Tua beats Shane Cameron via 2nd round TKO.


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