David Haye will oppose Tony Bellew in the heavyweight discord on 4 March at the O2 Arena, it has been announced
David Haye will engage Tony Bellew in the heavyweight fraction on 4 March at the O2 Arena, it has been announced.
Bellew announced out comrade Briton Haye last month after defending his WBC cruiserweight designation against BJ Flores, a fight which he weighed in at 14 st 3lbs. David Haye, who engaged Mark de Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj this year at heaviness over 16 stone his first two engages since taking a three-and-a-half year hiatus from the sport. A news conference has been scheduled at the O2 next Wednesday 30 November to promote the fight.
I recall Tony Bellew will come in at 14 st 9lbs, 14 st 10 lbs, and I reckon David will come in light, about 15 st 7lbs, said Eddie Hearn, who is promoting the fight alongside David Hayes company Hayemaker Promotions. So youre likely talking about[ a difference of] 10 pounds. Which in the heavyweight schism is absolutely nothing.
This is a life-changing opportunity for Tony Bellew and “he il want to” strike this geezer out so, so bad, resumed Hearn. Nothing is going to stop him taking this fight. Ive written to the WBC, asking for a special episode permission, to take this one Bellew fight out of the[ cruiserweight] schism, into heavyweight, and then come back and defend the cruiserweight title.
Haye has previously coalesced the cruiserweight divide before, in 2008, and went on to become WBA world heavweight champion. Even in his home town of Liverpool, I would be stopped in wall street by parties entreat me to spectacularly cast him into retirement, claimed Haye. Bellew is entirely delusional if he thinks he can beat me. He still thinks hes on the primed of Creed and there will be some kind of Rocky-style happy dissolving. But come 4 March at the O2 in London I will bring actuality crashing down on him.
Ive deserved my credentials the hard way inside the ring , not on film sets. There will be no second takes , no stunt humen taking the jolts and no twinkling lights on the red carpet, the only illuminates Bellew will see are the spotlights glinting down on him when he wakes up from his siestum on the canvas.
Ive backed him into a corner, left him nowhere to go, and now I have what I want, replied Bellew. Im not under any illusions, I know exactly what I am going up against, its big-hearted danger, big-hearted reward.
I policeman him with my best good pierce, hes going to sleep. He cops me with his best punch, more than likely I am going to sleep more. I know what I am up against but the big-hearted point for me is, Im a very active boxer, Ive had no smashes and Ive went very little wear and tear on me.
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