Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tony Bellew: This is David Haye's Last 15 Minutes of Fame

They are only a few days away from their grudge match.

Slated to fight last December and postponed due to injury, heavyweight rivals David Haye and Tony Bellew will collide for the second time on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

They met at the same venue last March, in a highly anticipated fight. A massive underdog on paper, Bellew shocked everyone when he stopped Haye in the eleventh round of the contest.

haye-bellew-fight (13)

There were a lot of critics of the outcome, because Haye ruptured his Achilles during the fight and became a one-legged boxer for the second half of the bout.

Eventually he was stopped, after dropped for the second time and his corner threw in the towel.

After undergoing surgery for he injury, a rematch was set for December, but it was pushed back after Haye withdrew with a training injury to his bicep.

Former WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew has become far less of an underdog since last year’s unexpected victory but recognises he is still expected to lose.

He also agreed with Haye’s assertion that he is not comfortable at heavyweight, but dismissed suggestions of potential size disadvantage because Haye is also a natural cruiserweight.

“I tried to become a heavyweight but I’m not, I’m a cruiserweight,” he said. “I’m facing another former cruiserweight.

“He’s close to the end; I’m close to another chapter. He makes a big mistake saying ‘Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame’ but this ain’t my last 15 minutes, it’s his.

“I was born the underdog. I’m always the underdog; the guy who’s supposed to get knocked out. I’m fighting for my life on Saturday night and I’m under no illusions; if I make one mistake, I’ll end up in St John’s (hospital).

“I’m supposed to get knocked out in two rounds, but I’m going to shock a few more people.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-03-2018

want this guy to get dropped on sat man

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-03-2018

Lotta fans hate Belew with a passion, and sometimes he does get way too blowhard heavy, but after that Spongebob hairdo comment to Haye, I like the guy. Not the most talented, but he definitely tries every time to just…

Comment by Travycat on 05-02-2018

Get ‘em, Tony

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Hearn: 12 More Fighters To Sign, They Won't Be Able To Stop Us Frank Warren Warns That Liam Smith is Live Dog With Munguia Research Suggests Non-Contact Boxing Can Combat Parkinson's Joshua: Dillian Whyte Will Beat Joseph Parker - By Knockout Wilder: Eddie Hearn is Not a Guy That You Can Trust Liam Williams: Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith is Difficult To Call Abel Sanchez: If Usyk Fights Like Before, He's On His Back in 9! Dec Spelman Makes a Successful Ring Return, Back on 9/7 The WBSS at Cruiserweight Worked (and That’s No Small Feat) Hearn: No One Knows Who Wilder is - 50-50 Will Never Happen! Povetkin: I've Always Been Clean, Failed Tests Were Suspicious Christian "Macho Time" Camacho on Boxeo Telemuno Card Crawford Tops Lomachenko, Wins ESPY For 'Fighter of the Year' Teofimo Lopez To Undergo Surgery on Right Hand on Friday Rey Vargas Already Back To Work, Hopes For Quick Return Photos: Jean Pascal, Steve Bosse - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: I'd Rather Lose Than Use PEDs To Win Toka Kahn Clary vs. Kid Galahad - IBF Eliminator Ordered Jazza Dickens vs. Martin Ward Rematch Off Due To Injury Dmitry Bivol: Fight Against Kovalev 'Most Likely' Will Happen Kalle Sauerland Talks WBSS Season 2 Draft, Usyk vs. Gassiev Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Jose Roman Jean Carlos Torres Headlines Return of PRBBP Series, August 10 Promoter: I Really Believed Munguai Would Knock Golovkin Out Lucas Matthysse Blasts Critics Who Claim He Quit With Pacquiao Abner Mares Joins Announce Team of Boxeo Telemundo Saunders vs. Andrade Purse Bid is Set By WBO For July 25 Anthony Joshua: This is Chapter 2 For Me - All Comers Welcome! Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Face To Face in UK Ryan Martin, Terry Flanagan Aim To Shake Up WBSS Tourney Top Rank President is Very High on Teofimo Lopez Demetrius Andrade Not Expected To Face Billy Joe Saunders Next Miller: I Knew Joshua's a Punk; Wanted to Push His Buttons Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse: Afterthoughts Carl Frampton Getting Annoyed By Trash Talk of Luke Jackson Kamil Delighted After Winning The Right To Remain in Scotland Jermaine Franklin Decisions Craig Lewis at Motor City Casino Bellew: I Prefer Usyk-Gassiev Winner - But Fury Easier, Pays More Joshua: Wilder is Definitely Going To Happen - Confident I'll Win! Zeuge's Coach, Braehmer, Went Bonkers After Upset Loss
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement