One of the most anticipated rematches of year is looking like a done deal according to the Mail and David Haye.
Tony Bellew has been blasting David Haye since March calling him all sorts of things meanwhile ‘The Hayemaker’ has been recovering from his Achilles injury which he sustained from fighting Bellew.
Their first fight ended in the Liverpudlian’s favour via 11th round TKO and while at some point the rematch negotiations were declared ‘virtually dead’ by promoter Eddie Hearn, a rematch is set to happen. The date and venue are set and both parties are close to an agreement according to the Mail.
The fight is scheduled for December 17th at the O2 Arena.
According to reports, positive talks began when Hearn met with Haye in Las Vegas during the Mayweather-McGregor fightweek. The promoter has also said that both fighters want the fight because of the build-up and history.
“I said to Tony and David [Haye], the fight that people wanna see is the rematch,” said Hearn to Boxing Social.
“If they can both understand that, realise that there is so much money to be made in a rematch. The good thing about his fight this time around is that you know it’s going to be a good fight. Before people were thinking it’s a mismatch. Now you actually know this is a real fight. I want to do it,” stated the promoter in an interview with IFL.tv.
Bellew himself promised that once he meets Haye in the ring again, he will put him away ‘for good’ and hoped that his Achilles won’t fail him in the rematch.
Also, an official announcement from Haye was posted on Twitter.
“Hopefully the p*ssies Achilles won’t go this time. Hopefully, I can just punch him and put him to sleep good and proper,” told the Liverpudlian to Boxing Social.
“I don’t need David Haye. David Haye needs me. There will no mutual respect or embrace. Everybody thinks I won because he got injured. If that’s what the public want to see, I can beat David no problem,” he continued.
Here’s Haye’s announcement.
— David Haye (@davidhaye) September 19, 2017
“Teams have finally agreed all terms for Haye Bellew 2.”