Words by Matt Wright
As this all British heavyweight clash draws nearer, I’ve seen more and more people thinking Bellew can “Shock the world” and pull off a HUGE upset in beating David Haye.
Let’s get things straight here, Tony Bellew is a light heavyweight turned cruiserweight and not a Heavyweight. David Haye is a unified cruiserweight champion and a successful heavyweight in winning the world heavyweight title in 2009, whilst his calibre of opposition has been less than glamorous (excluding Wladmir Klitschko) that hasn’t taken away the fact that he is still quick, light on his feet and hits very hard. This is where it all goes wrong for Bellew, who suffered a first round knockdown by Ilunga Makabu in the fight where he successfully won the WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Now if he is getting knocked down by a mediocre Cruiserweight then what is he going to do when he receives a trademark “Hayemaker” to the jaw? It’s a completely different kettle of fish at Heavyweight and I simply think that Haye is going to be far too much for him to handle, the only real attribute Bellew brings to the table is his punching power but will he carry that to Heavyweight? I don’t think so.