Tua to start a political party, O for Oarsom

David Tua is thinking about a new career…I’m not sure he has thought this through…a new party is very hard to get going, and if he is focussing on South Auckland he has to fight the Labour party…and they fight dirty.

Boxer David Tua wants to set up a Pasifika political party and says he has a burning desire to become an MP after hanging up his gloves.

The heavyweight fighter revealed his political ambitions to media today ahead of his comeback fight with Belarusian heavyweight Alexander Ustinov next month. 

The 40-year-old, who has already been working with young Maori and Pacific Islanders, told TVNZ he wanted to set up a Pacific Party.

“My heart and soul is burning with that desire and that fire from within.”

Tua told TVNZ he could get young Maori and Pacific Islanders out to vote. He acknowledged his profile would help, saying it was “a miracle”.

“I believe when you speak and people know you’re a decent person and know you’re a genuine person, I believe they’ll like you and probably vote for you.”

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