‘I will retire Haye’
TONY BELLEW and David Haye will fight again at London’s O2 arena on December 17.
Bellew stepped up to heavyweight to beat exworld champion Haye in March. Haye fought for five of their 11 rounds with a ruptured Achilles, but is now fit again.
There was plenty of bad blood between the pair in the build-up to the first fight and Bellew said: “I will have the exact same attitude – win at all costs. I’ll be victorious and end David Haye’s career. Another loss to me closes the curtain on the Hayemaker. This isn’t personal anymore, it’s strictly business.”
Haye, now trained by Ismael Salas, said: “I’m excited to give the public the rematch they truly crave, ever since the explosive first showdown.
“On March 4, the script was thrown out the window and the unpredictability of sport revealed itself in its most raw form.
“He somehow won the lottery in our first fight, but believe me, he won’t win the lottery twice.”