15 Aug 2011

Sport: Tua rules out retirement after loss

10:53 am on 15 August 2011

Boxer David Tua says he's considering his options after losing his bout against American Monte Barrett in Saturday's rematch in South Auckland.

Tua knocked Barrett down with under a minute left in the final round, but the judges gave the bout to Barrett in a unanimous points decision.

Tua says he has plenty to think about but he's not talking retirement.

"I fought a good fight. I gave it my very best and I left everything in that ring. To be totally honest I'm disappointed but I'm happy I gave it my best, you know, it's all I can do."