Boxing News & Predictions for Tony Bellew vs. David Haye 2

Two British heavyweights Tony Bellew and David Haye meet for the second time in just over 12 months in a career-defining rematch. Bellew carries the bragging rights going into this sequel after defeating compatriot Haye in their first meeting in early 2017. The fight ended with a TKO, not helped by any means by the injury sustained by Haye to his foot midway through the event.

Having agreed to go at it again when both fighters were in peak fitness the rematch was penned for December 2017. Tragedy struck again for Haye who pulled out due to more physical fitness issues. News has it that the fight is going ahead on May 12, 2018 at the 02 Arena, London (pending any further niggles from the challenger from London).

Tony Bellew Record

Tony Bellew has a career record of 29-2-1, impressive for any heavyweight in this day an age, particularly for one who has shifted up weight classes to take on bigger opponents. This is the Liverpudlian’s third visit to the London arena in his last five fights; he won here against Mateusz Masternak in 2015 and David Haye last year, by unanimous decision and TKO and respectively. It’s nine wins on the bounce for Bellew who hasn’t tasted defeat since 2013, his opponent on that day was Canadian Adonis Stevenson.

 

Date

Opponent

Record

Venue

Result

Method

04/03/17 David Haye 28 2 0 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich W TKO
15/10/16 BJ Flores 32 2 1 Echo Arena, Liverpool W TKO
29/05/16 Ilunga Makabu 19 1 0 Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool W TKO
12/12/15 Mateusz Masternak 36 3 0 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich W UD
05/09/15 Arturs Kulikauskis 16 26 5 First Direct Arena, Leeds W TKO

Tony Bellew Boxing Highlights

Watch the video replay of Tony Bellew against David Haye

 

David Haye Career Record

The career record of David Haye at 28-3-0 looks good on paper. All but one of the fights he’s participated in have finished by knockout or TKO, including the two he lost against Tony Bellew and Carl Thompson. His only other defeat was at the hands of former undisputed champion, Wladimir Klitschko. Haye’s last five fights have come over a span of six years, which is a combination of time off and a consecutive number of injuries. Three of these wins have been on home turf, and he’s back again to wow the London crowd for his rematch with Bellew.

 

Date

Opponent

Record

Venue

Result

Method

04/03/17 Tony Bellew* 28 2 1 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich L TKO
21/05/16 Arnold Gjergjaj 29 0 0 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich W TKO
16/01/16 Mark de Mori 30 1 2 O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), Greenwich W TKO
14/07/12 Dereck Chisora 15 3 0 Upton Park, West Ham W TKO
02/07/11 Wladimir Klitschko 55 3 0 Imtech-Arena, Altona L UD

David Haye Boxing Highlights

Watch the video replay of Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye

 

Tony Bellew vs. David Haye 2 Prediction & Betting Tips

Many critics claimed that Bellew pulled off an unforeseen upset by knocking Haye around the ring for 10 rounds, before taking the win. We hate to say we told yo so, but this outcome was written in the stars. Haye’s performance was always going to hinge on his physical fitness, which at that point was in doubt.

“Last time the script was thrown out the window and the unpredictability of sport revealed itself in its most raw form. Bellew somehow won the lottery in our first fight, but believe me, he won’t win the lottery twice.

“I’ve been training every day for over six months. I already feel fitter, stronger and more athletic than I did for our first showdown. I will relish the opportunity to re-write the ending of the Haye-Bellew story.” – Haye

Both fighters won’t be holding back in this rematch; the odds for a stoppage by way of knockout are strong. The bookmakers have Bellew as the underdog at 3/1 and this leads us to believe that Bellew hasn’t convinced all parties that he’s capable of putting away an injury-free Haye. Betting on the Londoner to come out on top of “Bomber” will give an even return, although this is a high risk endeavor, given Haye’s past fight record.

“I’ll be victorious and end Haye’s career. Another loss to me closes the curtain on the Hayemaker. I will have the exact same attitude I had going into the first fight – win at all costs.” – Bellew

Our betting prediction for this heavyweight boxing fight is Tony Bellew to emerge as the winner. Unless Haye moves in quick with those huge hands, we expect more of the same from the first fight – a stoppage inside 12 rounds.

What Time is Tony Bellew vs. David Haye 2?

The Bellew vs. Haye rematch will be broadcast on Sky Box Office. Viewers can find out details on how to order and the pricing package closer to the fight. This event is likely to clash with the Canelo vs. Golovkin rematch in Las Vegas, however, due to time difference the two fights will not coincide with one another. Expect the ring walk to begin after 10pm GMT for this main event.

We will be reporting on the latest events leading up to this fight in our daily boxing news round-up.

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