Hearn: Bellew-Haye II is Virtually Dead, Impossible To Reach Deal

According to promoter Eddie Hearn, fans can practically forget about a fall rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew.

The two British rivals collided back in March in a Sky Sports pay-per-view main event. Bellew, who was the WBC cruiserweight champion at the time, moved up to the heavyweight division to pull off a shocking eleven round stoppage of Haye.

Haye appeared to have control in the contest until he ruptured his Achilles and then the entire fight changed as he was unable to stay competitive with only one good leg.


Because of the injury, there was a big fan demand for an immediate rematch. Haye underwent surgery for the injury and he's finally returned to the gym to begin training.

Before the fight, the two fighters expressed their hatred for each other. Not much changed in the aftermath.

Hearn, who promotes Bellew, says it's become impossible to get the two boxers to agree on the terms.

Because of the win, Bellew believes that he's entitled to A-side treatment in the rematch. Haye believes his rival's win is tainted due to the injury and he also feels that his name still carries a lot more weight than the Liverpool fighter.

Hearn is even finding it impossible to get them to agree to minor things, like first billing rights on the promotional items and the order of the ring walks.

"I don't think Bellew-Haye will happen. Although there was hugs and kisses in the ring after the fight, trying to get these two to agree to anything is a complete disaster. Tony Bellew feels like he got the win, so he should get the benefits of that win, and David Haye feels like Bellew still isn't on his level. When you're talking about ring walks, who goes first on the poster, changing rooms, splits - all this kind of stuff, it's impossible. I think at this stage, Bellew-Haye II is virtually dead," Hearn told Sky Sports.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 08-06-2017

haye is frustrated moron who thinks this is 2012 when he got the last good victory. bellew doesn`t need a rematch, he won. Haye needs it.

Comment by TheBigLug on 08-03-2017

[QUOTE=joe strong;17916559]No doubt Haye is the A-side but he lost. Get the deal done with less demands & take out Bellew. If he goes in another direction this loss to Bellew will be hanging over his head no matter who…

Comment by TheBigLug on 08-03-2017

Bellew did get the win, even if Haye was injured. Haye said in the post fight interview that a rematch would be on Bellew's terms, as it should be if Haye wants revenge. Haye has too much of an ego…

Comment by joe strong on 08-03-2017

No doubt Haye is the A-side but he lost. Get the deal done with less demands & take out Bellew. If he goes in another direction this loss to Bellew will be hanging over his head no matter who he…

Comment by cameltoe on 08-03-2017

This is what happens when egos get involved. The sad thing is, who cares? Certainly not the fans. When was the last time you even noticed who's name was first on the poster, or cared who came out first for…

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