Tua Live On Sky Box Office

Published: Thu 28 Nov 2002 10:00 PM
Tua Live On Sky Box Office
Thunderbox presents more world-class heavy weight boxing in Fist Full of Dollars', plus the special bonus of David Tua’s wrangle with Kentucky heavy weight Russell Chasteen and Kiwi debutant Danny Codling’s first pro fight LIVE on SKY Box Office (Channel 60) on Sunday, December 1 from 2pm.
First up at 2pm,Tua returns to the scene of his last victory, the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, for a ten round bout against Chasteen who recently claimed the WBF Continental America’s Heavyweight Title.
If Tua wins this fight his next opponent will be Hasim Rahman and a victory over him would make him the primary contender for a shot at the world Heavyweight title.
It was always manager/trainer Kevin Barry’s plan for David to fight again this year and keep the momentum going after back-to-back knockout wins over Fres Oquendo and former World Champion Michael Moorer.
Barry also believed it was important to have Tua back in the United States working the media while negotiating the fight against Rahman at the beginning of 2003.
Boasting a record of 19 wins, 13 by-way of knockout and just 5 losses, Chasteen is by no means an easy beat and Tua will need to beat him convincingly to maintain his confidence for next year.
On the card with Tua Prior to Thunderbox is another New Zealand boxer making his first Pro Debut, Danny Codling will fight USA boxer Clifford Gregory in a 4 round Junior Middleweight battle.
Following the two Kiwi fights is Thunderbox: ‘Fistful of Dollars’. This round-robin event has 8 Heavyweights doing battle in three, three-minute rounds for a purse of $100,000, four winners progress through to the semi-final stage. This week’s match-card features; Derrick Jefferson (26-3, 20KO’s) vs. Ray Austin (17-3-1, 13 KO’s), Jeremy Williams (34-4, 35 KO’s) vs. Anthony Thompson (17-1, 9 KO’s), Gerald Nobles (20-0, 16 KO’s) vs. Maurice Harris (19-12-2, 10 KO’s) and Tim Witherspoon (55-12-1, 38 KO’s) vs. Paolo Vidoz (11-1,7 KO’s).
Thunderbox’s ‘Fistful of Dollars’ is a completely unique fighting experience culminating breathtaking lighting and music – this week rap super-stars Xzibit and Eve hit centre stage - with world-class boxing.
Hosted by SKY Sports presenter Stephen McIvor and SKY boxing expert Paul McSharry, Thunderbox is boxing like you've never seen it before – see it Sunday, December 1 from 2pm exclusively live on SKY Box Office (Channel 60).
$24.95 Digital Domestic Rate Only, book using your SKY remote or call 0800 759 783 – it’s that easy.

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