Redemption or Revenge
It’s a must win showdown where everything is on the line; possibly their careers, their reputation and bragging rights. David Haye (28-3, 26 KO’s) and Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO’s) are both out to prove something to the fans and themselves.
Bellew wants to prove his first victory against Haye wasn’t just a fluke and even without the injury to Haye he still would have had his hand raised. Given the fact Haye was injured and he couldn’t finish him with a decisive knockout punch has lead many to question Bellew’s power and chances against a healthy Haye. It’s a fair point.
Haye has a lot of pressure on him as he tries to prove that the injury was the sole reason for the loss. Injuries are a common thing with Haye as his career has been marred by them. If he wants to continue to compete in the heavyweight division he’ll need to prove his body can endure as another loss could literally be the end for the former WBA heavyweight champion.
Whether Haye can fight injury-free or can Bellew pull off another upset remains to be seen. With both men never being short on words this is has been a great buildup for what is an intriguing rematch.
The bout will take place on Sky Sports Box Office and is being held in front of a sold out crowd at the O2 Arena in London.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland