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VIDEO: Ustinov talks up Tua ahead of heavyweight bout

Thursday 31 Oct 2013 1:32p.m.

Ustinov talks up Tua ahead of bout

Alexander Ustinov is talking up his opponent David Tua as the pair prepare for their heavyweight bout in two weeks time.

The Belarusian believes Tua has plenty more boxing left in him.

"David is quite an experienced fighter, he's probably the legend of boxing and he's known worldwide," Ustinov said via a translator.

"I disagree with what a lot of people say about David Tua that it's his last chance, it's never last chance it's just another step forward and for him it's a big fight," Ustinov added.

The giant-like Ustinov arrived in New Zealand in the last couple of days and while he's feeling good ahead of the bout he admitted it'll take a bit of time to adjust to conditions.

"I'm still finding it hard to adapt to this time zone and climate because it's quite a difference to where I'm from. Right now it's 1:30am and quite a bit colder so still recovering," Ustinov said.

Tua and Ustinov will go head-to-head at Claudelands Arena on November 16.

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