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Tua tipping the scales for King fight

Published: 3:39PM Friday March 18, 2011 Source: ONE Sport

David Tua is the heaviest he has been in nearly four and half years for his fight against American Demtrice King in South Auckland tomorrow night.

The 38-year-old is tipping the scales at 112.8 kilograms for the must-win fight, five kilograms heavier than when he destroyed Shane Cameron in late 2009.

In his controversial draw against American Monte Barrett in New Jersey eight months ago Tua was 107.7kg.

King weighed in at 124.6 kilograms to be the heaviest fighter Tua has faced in 10 years.

Tua is not putting his WBO belts on the line for this fight which will be contested over 10 rounds however his reputation is very much at risk.