Tony Bellew’s surprising win against David Haye at London’s 02 Arena in March 2017 confirmed his position in the heavy-weight division of boxing. But with David Haye blaming an injury to his achilles, a Bellew v Haye rematch is officially announced for 17th December 2017.
Liverpudlian Tony Bellew stepped up two weight levels to fight heavyweight legend David Haye. Prior to March 2017, Tony Bellew has fought at a cruiserweight level, having held the WBC cruiserweight World title from 2016-17.
David Haye had been in the midst of a comeback when he was stopped by Bellew in the 11th round of their fight. David Haye sited an injury to his right achilles heel in the 6th round but won despite this incredibly serious injury. Haye was not the only one to sustain an injury however, Tony Bellew broke his hand in the 2nd round of the fight.
With so much still undecided about these two boxers, it seems the only definitive result is a Bellew v Haye rematch. Tony Bellew can choose whether to defend his WBC title at a cruiserweight division or, to prove his victory over David Haye once again.
Tony Bellew is determined that his next fight against David Haye will be on his own terms and the negotiations over this fight have been ongoing. All eyes are on an all British grudge rematch on 17th December to put to bed once and for all.
Having called out the likes of Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker, it seems Tony Bellew’s ambitions are to become a heavy-weight champion. Tony Bellew did stop short of calling out unified World heavy-weight Champion, Anthony Joshua MBA, who will face Kubrat Pulev on 28th October 2017. Book your Joshua v Pulev hospitality at Principality Stadium today!
Statistically, David Haye aka ‘The Haymaker” has won 28 fights out of 31, with 26 won through knockouts. Tony Bellew aka ‘The Bomber’ has won 29 fights out of 32, with 19 knockouts. Seemingly quite evenly matched it will be a hugely exciting rematch Bellew v Haye II.
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