Although on the other hand, Haye did make the admission, that if he cannot defeat Bellew then his career is effectively over. “If I can’t beat Tony Bellew, my competitive boxing career is effectively over. There is no need me even mentioning any other names in the heavyweight division, about wanting to fight for titles, fight this guy, that guy … If I can’t beat Tony Bellew, then it’s over.” Haye explained that he believes the upcoming fight is quite literally, win or bust.
Haye says a laboured win over Bellew could still lead to his retirement but is adamant he still believes he can lock horns with the best in the heavyweight division. Haye went on to talk about the importance of his upcoming rematch on the rest of his career; “This fight is going to show me whether I’ve still got it, or I haven’t. Either way, it’s going to be entertaining for everyone else. “People know myself and Tony will fight until we can’t fight anymore. You know you are going to get fireworks for sure, no matter what happens.”