Dillian Whyte Throws Hat In Ring To Fight Bellew, Replace Haye

By Elliot Foster

Dillian Whyte has now thrown his hat into the ring to replace David Haye as Tony Bellew’s next opponent.

The WBC Silver heavyweight champion took to Twitter after it was revealed that former world champion Haye had withdrawn from his proposed rematch with ‘Bomber’.

Haye had been set to meet Bellew in a return of their March clash, which Bellew won by 11th round stoppage, on December 17 at the O2 Arena in London, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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But after suffering an Achilles injury in that fight, forcing an early ending and surgery, it’s a torn left bicep which has ruled him out of this one.

And Whyte, who was most recently in action on October 28 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff when he beat Robert Helenius, has joined Tyson Fury –– the former unified world heavyweight champion –– in wanting to fight the Liverpudlian.

He tweeted his promoter, Eddie Hearn, shortly after the news broke, saying: “Let’s not let the boxing fans down. I will fight Bellew in December and beat him up, even without a proper training camp.”

But it is unlikely and Bellew’s coach Dave Coldwell has said that there will be discussions with Hearn as to what will happen next.

“I'm gutted that the rematch with David has been postponed, both for myself but more for the fans,” said Bellew. “I've had a tough camp with a lot going on in my life but was ready to repeat my win from March.

“I'll get over this disappointment over Christmas with my family and will be straight back into camp for a new date, it's a big disappointment but as always I leave my career in the hands of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing who will get me back in there ASAP.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 11-21-2017

[QUOTE=ashadam;18226491]Certainly Domestic Level but they would put more bums on seats than any of Wilders fights.[/QUOTE] Agree, doesnt take much for those UK fans to get excited

Comment by Chrismart on 11-21-2017

Parker's team on a Bellew fight : “With the greatest amount of respect to Tony Bellew, we have zero interest in stepping in at short notice and replacing the injured David Haye on December 17. That’s despite our team having…

Comment by SuperHanz on 11-21-2017

Bellew will just wait for Haye, no way he risks losing that payday. Coldwell has already said they want nothing to do with Tyson Fury, and i imagine it's the same for Whyte.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 11-21-2017

[QUOTE=thack;18225155]But Whyte goes to America to fight an American that even the Americans don't know then wants to fight a blown up light heavy who was having a spat with a once exciting now finished fighter. Whyte has no confidence…

Comment by Bobby Deez on 11-21-2017

Take the fight

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