High­lights of a hard-knock life:

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● 19sec win over John Ruiz in 1996.

● Set­ting a world record with Ike Ibe­abuchi for the most punches thrown in a heavy­weight fight (1730). The close points loss in 1997 was Tua’s first de­feat.

● 10th-round TKO win over the pre­vi­ously un­de­feated Hasim Rah­man in 1998. Tua was be­hind on all three cards at the time.

● An­other late KO over the pre­vi­ously un­de­feated Fres Oquendo in 2002.

● 30sec KO of for­mer world heavy­weight cham­pion Michael Moorer in 2002. This time his right hand does the dam­age. “That’s what makes David Tua, David Tua,” said the TV com­men­ta­tor.

● Knock­ing out Kiwi Shane Cameron in the sec­ond round in 2009 — a fight which still ranks as the most pop­u­lar pay per view event in New Zealand.

● Go­ing 12 rounds with the undis­puted world cham­pion Len­nox Lewis in 2000.

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