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  Friday, 3 November, 2000, 10:09 GMT
20 things you never knew about Tua
Tua flattens his hair before visiting his father
Tua flattens his hair before visiting his father
20 things you never knew about David Tua

(1). Born on the tiny Western Samoan island of Faleatiu - population @300.

(2). Started boxing aged 8 - his father used to get him to fight grown men.

(3). Won bronze in the 1992 Olympics.

(4). Turned professional in 1992.

(5). Appeared on the New Zealand version of Wheel of Fortune and asked for an "o" - for awesome!

(6). On the same programme asked to buy a vowel - and asked for a "p".

(7). Made the trials for New Zealand's secondary schools' rugby side.

(8). Owns a home in south Auckland.

(9). Had his Mercedes stolen on a visit to New Zealand when he left the keys in the ignition.

(10). Owns a Ferrari, a 1955 Chevy and a 1966 Impala.

(11). Used to work as a dishwasher at the Pan Pacific hotel in Auckland.

(12). Employed the sous chef from the hotel to be his personal cook.

(13). Is a practising Christian.

(14). Is managed by 1984 Los Angeles silver medallist Kevin Barry.

(15). Bought his father a paper recycling business with some of his earnings.

(16). Flattens his stand-up hairstyle with gel before visiting his father.

(17). He has NEVER been knocked down.

(18). Loves playing table tennis.

(19). Put tools under his jacket to qualify for a heavier weight division aged 15.

(20). He and his family emigrated to New Zealand when he was 10.


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