Kōrero: Boxing and wrestling

David Tua vs Lennox Lewis, 2000

David Tua vs Lennox Lewis, 2000

David Tua's boxing successes in the 1990s earned him a world heavyweight title bout against American boxing star Lennox Lewis in Las Vegas in 2000. The bout was a New Zealand television rating hit but did not go so well for Tua, who lost on points in 12 rounds. Here, Tua is on the receiving end of an overhand right punch by Lewis. 

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Photograph by Ross Land

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Joseph Romanos, 'Boxing and wrestling - Professional boxing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37954/david-tua-vs-lennox-lewis-2000 (accessed 3 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Joseph Romanos, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015