by Shaun Brown
"I OBLIGE YOU!"
It looks as though Tony Bellew has said yes to a rematch with David Haye on Sunday, December 17.
Yesterday was a flurry of activity with reports suggesting that the fight had been agreed for eight days before Christmas at London's O2 Arena.
Haye himself backed up the speculation by taking to Twitter saying: "It’s taken months of negotiating but teams have finally agreed ALL terms for #HayeBellew2 Will Bellew put pen to paper?" !#RevengeOrRepeat
Now, it's Haye conqueror from their first fight back in March, who has had his turn on Twitter. Earlier today the Liverpudlian said: "Don't really feel like talking tbh! I OBLIGE YOU @mrdavidhaye, happy? Now leave me alone with my family please. I'll see you soon enough!"
Bellew recently suffered a bereavement in his life and one can only assume that this was the reason for parts of that tweet.
Bellew stopped Haye in the 11th round of their contest. Despite being written off in many quarters it was the former WBC Cruiserweight champion, who moved up to heavyweight to fight Haye, that stopped the former WBA Heavyweight champion in a tale of two fights.
A see-saw affair for five rounds that saw both men land many heavy punches before Haye ruptured his Achilles Tendon. Bellew too would break his hand in the fight as well. A valiant effort by Haye on one leg came to a halt in the penultimate round of an absorbing, edge of the seat fight.
Bellew's promoter Eddie Hearn did pour a touch of cold water on the excitement yesterday, telling Sky Sports News: "Nothing is signed yet but I'm catching up with Tony later this week and you can cross your fingers for an announcement in the next week or so."