Haye's rematch with Bellew scheduled for May

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2017

The heavyweight rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye has been rescheduled for May 5.

Haye snapped his Achilles tendon when he lost his first fight with Bellew earlier this year.

Having long wanted to face "AJ", Haye is looking to right a wrong and not only defeat Bellew, but also make a statement doing it, so that he would be deserving of a shot at Joshua.

The classy Ryhope boxer will fight next Wednesday in London - a 10-round global battle with the vastly-experienced and durable Frenchman Jean Michel Hamilcaro at the York Hall where Katie Taylor makes the maiden defence of her WBA world title.

Former cruiserweight world champion Bellew and former heavyweight champ Haye had been due to renew their rivalry on December 17, only for the fight to be postponed after Haye tore his bicep in an accident on a stairwell.

Former IBF, WBO, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has hit back at Liverpool's Tony Bellew.

It was touch and go for a while what would happen next, as Bellew had been linked with a number of opponents following Haye falling victim to injury recently.

"I believe you will see Bellew vs. Fury in 2018 but it won't be the next one".

Tony Bellew commented "I'm pleased to get a new date in the diary and I look forward to giving boxing fans a great night on May 5".

Haye admits that his career is on its last leg.

Whilst the first chapter of the Haye Bellew saga didn't go my way, fans were left on the edge of their seats throughout the thrilling eleven round battle.

"The rematch in May will no doubt eclipse this". "Unquestionably, I step into the ring in May with both my career and legacy on the line". "Since then, I had to accept the cards I had been dealt, remain positive and focus on factors which are within my control; rehabilitation and rescheduling the fight".

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