Freddie Roach once told me the only unprepared fighter he'd knowingly walked into the ring with was Michael Moorer on the night Moorer faced David Tua.
Roach went on to describe the fight as one of the great regrets of his life as a trainer.
A lot of people have forgotten just how menacing a champion Michael Moorer truly was. Of Moorer's 52 wins, 40 of them came by knockout. If you're interested in seeing some of the most vicious uppercuts ever thrown, check out Moorer's highlight reel of knockouts to a master at work.
Five years after Moorer lost the rematch to Evander Holyfield, Moorer was certainly on the slide when he met up with the ferocious David Tua back in 2002. He'd only recently stepped out of retirement but was most likely unaware scheduling a fight against David Tua ensured a return-ticket.
David Tua, on the other hand, was on the comeback after dropping a couple of unanimous decisions to Chris Byrd and Lennox Lewis. Tua had scored a couple of knockouts (including a notable KO against Fres Oquendo) and was looking to pad his resume further with the ex-heavyweight champion Moorer stepping up to the plate.
The fight only manages to last 30 seconds before Tua puts out Moorer's lights in spectacular fashion.
Hope you enjoy it.