World-rated heavyweight contender David Tua (51-3-1, 43KO's), is currently in the U.S. training for his upcoming fight against Monte Barrett (34-9, 20KO's) at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday July 17th.
The WBO #2 rated Tua has set himself up in camp in nearby Jersey City, NJ with long-time trainer Roger Bloodworth. This will be Tua's third fight overall, but first in the U.S. since making his return to the ring in October of last year after a two-year hiatus.
"It is great coming back to fight in the states. I'm back to the place where it all started for me," stated Tua. "My fans here are just as passionate as they are at home. It's a great feeling and humbling to know that my fans are still there and still into it for me.
"I'm grateful for their support and loyalty they've always shown for me. My fans have supported me since Day 1 and that means the world to me."
Regarding training here in the states, Tua seems to be very content. "All is good, I have no complaints. I'm working hard, and taking it one day at a time."
The card, being billed as T-N-T at the Tropicana, is being promoteed by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 8 PM/ET - 5 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and DISH Network in the United States for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.
The exciting undercard will go live on PPV at 8 PM/ET - 5 PM/PT with the Tua vs. Barrett main event scheduled to go on air at 10 PM/ET - 7 PM/PT.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets are priced at $100 (ringside), $50 and $30. Star Boxing is currently holding exclusive $200 VIP Packages, call for more information. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by going online to Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets are also available for purchase at the Tropicana North Tower Box Office or by phone at (609) 340-4000. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.