Who is Tony Bellew going to fight next?
This question is causing lots of debate because the man himself has brought up various options. Bellew has been very vocal about facing the current WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. The Liverpudlian also has had chats with WBC champion Deontay Wilder about a potential fight.
But the obvious one is a rematch against David Haye. Bellew has said that he still has ‘unfinished business’ with Haye and promoter Eddie Hearn agrees.
I think the three options for Tony Bellew are Joseph Parker, David Haye and Deontay Wilder. We’ll be in meetings over the next few weeks with all those teams. For me, the biggest money fight out there, and the fight that the public seem to want the most is the David Haye rematch. It doesn’t bring the world heavyweight title with it, which is of course a carrot in the other two options, but if Tony can beat David Haye again, which I believe he can, he can fight for the world heavyweight title after that anyway,” said Hearn in an interview with Sky Sports.
Apparently ‘The Hayemaker’ was very demanding in the talks leading up to the fight but the tables have turned. With Bellew having one over Haye, ‘The Bomber’ is a now in a position to make demands. The promoter thinks that at his point the rematch against Haye is ‘the most likely fight’.
“There’s a lot of things in the first deal that Tony was not happy with and now he wants the respect in the next deal of some of those things. Providing he feels he’s been given that and he should be given that, because he won the fight, then I think the Haye rematch is the most likely fight for Tony Bellew. But again, a long way to go. Tony does want to fight for the world heavyweight championship, but he also wants to give the public what they want. They have put him in this position and I think a lot of people would like to see Bellew-Haye II.”