Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

boxing

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Crawford-Benavidez ESPN Show Averaged 2.245 Million Viewers Mark Heffron To Vie For Vacant British Belt, Welborn Vacates Jarrell Miller Moving Forward With Plan To Win WBA 'Regular' Belt Crawford Frustrated at Times; "I Don't Get the Credit I Deserve" Arum: Mayweather Wouldn’t Have Gone For KO Like Crawford Kautondokwa's Promoter Expects Saunders To Bounce Back Zolani Tete Hopes Mayweather Sr. Will Provide Boost in WBSS Johnny Garton Expects a Real Fire Fight With Gary Corcoran Kell Brook Aims For December Fight, No Issue With 147 For Khan Ali Akhmedov Rolls Forward With Another Knockout Victory WBC Prez: Canelo Shut Mouths, Showed He's Better Than GGG! Nathan Gorman is Hounding Hatton For Daniel Dubois Fight Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal in Play For November 24 Regis Prograis Sees Future at 147, Eyes Errol Spence Cormier: Khabib is Crazy, Mayweather Will Beat Him Up Bad! Canelo: The WBC Has Been My Family Since The Beginning Dorticos' Coach Confident Second Time is The Charm in WBSS Miguel Roman Training Hard, Confident of Shocking Berchelt Photos: Canelo Honored By The WBC, Belted By Sulaiman Joe Smith Promoter: We Expect Beterbiev Fight Next, Not Bivol Andrade: I Want Big Fights, Not Face Lesser Guys Like Charlos Do Jaime Munguia Eyes December Fight, Takeshi Inoue is Possible Josh Taylor: Postol Gave Me Test I Needed, I'll Win The WBSS Artur Beterbiev vs. Joe Smith in Play, Says Michel Hearn: We Want Wilder, We're Consistently Making The Effort Bellew: I 100% Believe That I Will Take Oleksandr Usyk Apart! Christian Mbilli Stops Luis Fernando Pina in Two Rounds Katie Taylor Aims To Make Statement For Boston Fans JJ Metcalf vs. Liam Williams Added To Frampton-Warrington Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding - Ticket Information Mayweather Reacts To Khabib: CBS, SHO - Get The Checkbook! Lebedev vs. Wilson, Zhang vs. Ustinov on November 24, Monaco Shakur Stevenson Wants Josh Warrington Sooner Than Later Lemieux Hopes To Return in December, Fight Canelo in 2019 Bob Arum: I Don't Believe There's An Al Haymon; He's Fictional Team Kautondokwa Praise Ruling on Saunders, Andrade Shot Frampton Open To Gary Russell, Smiles at Warrington's Style Lewis Benson Vows To Bounce Back, Wants Coyle Rematch Zolani Tete To Be Trained By Floyd Mayweather Sr. McGregor's Trainer Doesn't Rule Out Malignaggi Boxing Match
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement