Barrett tests positive for drugs, Tua fight rematch?
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 6:39p.m.
By Hamish McKay
David Tua’s shot at a world heavyweight title could be back on the table.
Tua’s latest opponent Monte Barrett has tested positive to a banned stimulant after their August bout; a fight which Tua lost sending him spiralling out of heavyweight contention.
Now Tua wants his title belts back and a rematch is also on the cards. He is angry and he wants justice.
It appeared to be a miracle; Barrett’s twelfth round rebound from the canvas to win their August 13 bout.
3 News has been provided with the documentation that confirms Barrett's "two guns" were loaded with the banned stimulant methylhex-anemine that ended ten years undefeated for Tua.
Now his lawyer Blair Edwards wants the World Boxing Organisation to take action.
“We've asked the WBO to overturn the result of the match. We have also asked for the return of the belts that Barrett has in his possession and we have asked for David’s rankings to be reinstated to be where they were before the fight,” says Mr Edwards.
While the WBO is not aligned with the international drug testing body WADA, Tua says a failed test is a failed test.
Despite his drop down the rankings, Tua has continued training.
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16/10/2012 7:48:32 a.m.
Sam Stevens-Milo wrote:
No need for a rematch. That would waste Tua's time. Barrett's cheating self needs to give them belts back and hang them gloves. Tua still got that Poly fighting spirit.
And for you saying that he's not in World Champ standards... There's only one way to find out. I bet a lot of them dudes wouldnt be able to take them shots from Tua.
He's very athletic and technical fighter that has good movement still. Lots of RAW power still in them hands.
21/12/2011 2:22:48 p.m.
adryhk fale wrote:
nahhh no rematch, barrett shuld get banned from the game thats not fare man, barrett prob used them in the first fight to, a third match will be a waste of tuas time hes not getting any younger
3/12/2011 9:01:35 p.m.
Kevin Middleton wrote:
"Keep the faith",there has got to be something wrong in the brain if you get hit from Tua to break the jaw & you get up.....drugs not good dude,give those belts back & hang your head in shame.
3/12/2011 6:55:53 p.m.
Man that Barret after we all find out he was a drug cheat is still talking smack he needs to lose and yeah tua if real serious for the title shot needs to knock and win if he cant then no hes not in world champ standards and he has reached old age as the factor hes not as hard and fast and tougher then when he was in his prime
2/12/2011 10:44:49 p.m.
The only way to survive connections from Tua is Drugs, if Barrett is clean he will get knocked out if there is a Tua vs Barrett 3
1/12/2011 10:56:32 a.m.
David Tua got ripped off by a cheat; unbelievable really, what kind of loser is Barrett. We all got cheated, everyone involved with David Tua and the fans who watched him on TV.
1/12/2011 5:14:38 a.m.
Joseph Vae Toleafoa wrote:
Get the Rematch on. Peace & Recpact. All the way from Aus Perth WA. Toleafoa family & isiander root's shop.
1/12/2011 3:45:33 a.m.
Tua Fan wrote:
Hi, a repeat of the Tua vs Ike, 3ways to beat Tua...Cheat, Stimulants or with 2Gunnz..Tua and Barret 3...now that would be a waste of Tuas time.
30/11/2011 10:36:08 p.m.
Ahhhh! Never will i care about boxing. Too much rubbish and now cheating. What is the point
30/11/2011 8:57:10 p.m.
I hope Tua gets what he deserves and all, but I don't think hes world champ standards.
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