Today (26 July 2011) sees the release of a powerful undercard line up for Redemption – Tua V Barrett II on 13 August 2011 at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau.
The ‘Redemption’ undercard bouts will consist of three amateur and five professional fights (all of varying rounds and minutes) before the main feature fight of David Tua Vs Monte Barrett, which is set at 12 rounds x 3 minutes.
The undercard will feature boxers whom have served their apprenticeship with at least 50 amateur fights each and who are proving their worth in the punch-for-pay ranks. There are two spaces yet to be filled as matching credible opponents is critical to deliver a night of epic entertainment for this event:
Redemption Amateur Undercard (at time of press) stands at*:
75kg Female Ranking Challenge for the #1 position Olympic Weight Class:
4 x 2 Minutes: HURRICANE DEMPSEY DOYLE (ALKD) vs CLAUDIA HEIJNS (AKLD)
81kg Ranking Challenge for NZ #1:
3 x 3 Minutes: TYSON SYKES (Rotorua) vs REECE PAPUNI (CHCH)
91+kg Super Heavyweight:
3 x 3 Minutes: JOSEPH PARKER (AKLD) vs NATHAN MCKAY (AUS)
Redemption Professional Undercard (at time of press) stands at*:
Lightweight 4 x 3 Minutes:
AUNG SANDA (AKLD) 0-0 vs SCOTT GARDNER (WGTN) 2-0 (2 kos)
Super Middleweight 6 x 3 Minutes:
ISAAC PEACH (AKLD) 5 – 1 vs GUNNAR JACKSON (Tauranga) 7 – 1
Light Middleweight 6 x 3 Minutes:
STEVEN “Chur” HEREMAIA (AKLD) 16-6 vs TBC
Heavyweight 4 x 3 Minutes:
“KING” AFA TATUPU (AKLD) 6-1 vs JOEY WILSON (AKLD) 7-2
Super Middleweight 6 x 3 Minutes
DANIEL MCKINNON (Otorohanga) 18-6 vs TBC
David Tua believes that the Redemption event is a great opportunity for these young fighters to showcase their talents to the crowd and is exceptionally proud to have such a formidable line up before him and Monte meet face to face on the canvas once more:
“This great undercard provides these young fighters in NZ and the Pacific the best opportunity to showcase their talent domestically and around the world. Something I never had. It is that such a strong undercard and I am happy it has become a reality!”
*NB: All undercard boxers are naturally subject to change, due to all boxers currently competing right up to the Redemption night (13 August 2011).