Tua plans 'explosive'approach for Lewis

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Lennox Lewis will not be surprised to hear that David Tua, who boasts 32 stoppages from 37 fights, envisages an early end to next Saturday's heavyweight fight for the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles in Las Vegas.

Lennox Lewis will not be surprised to hear that David Tua, who boasts 32 stoppages from 37 fights, envisages an early end to next Saturday's heavyweight fight for the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation titles in Las Vegas.

Tua, who does not expect to get the verdict if the fight goes the full 12 rounds, said of Lewis: "In the past, he seems to be a lazy fighter, he tends to get tired after two or three rounds.

"His chin was very suspect when he's fought guys like Shannon Briggs and Oliver McCall. But I'm looking at the total package, and on how David Tua goes out to accomplish what he's trained for. This is my destiny and I shall be fulfilled.

"I'm not going to be a counter-puncher, which I'm not, and try to be a boxer, which I'm not. If it ain't broke don't fix it, it's pure and simple - it's effective and explosive, that's how it's going to be. There's no secret about my style, I believe in it. It will be difficult to win a decision going to judges' cards.

"The only way for David Tua to win the fight is for David Tua to knock Lennox Lewis out, that's not being over-confident or arrogant. I'm a knock-out fighter."

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