Tony Bellew’s Next Fight Is Taking Steps Forward

That tweet right there confirms a couple of interesting things. First of all, WBO Joseph Parker will finally face off with mandatory challenger Hughie Fury in September. Their previous fight got cancelled because of an injury sustained by Fury.

So what does this mean for Tony Bellew, who has been very vocal about a title fight against Parker?

A rematch against David Haye of course.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has said that Bellew still has ‘unfinished business’ with Haye and that is the most reasonable fight to make. Although this time around, it’s Bellew who will be calling the shots.

“Very simply, Tony now wants the flip of that deal. He wants what David had last time, and vice versa. We were given the opportunity to fight Haye in a deal that Tony didn’t believe was fair, but ultimately I convinced him. We were glad we took that fight, but there were elements and aspects of that deal that were condescending,” explained Hearn.

‘The Hayemaker’ is still recovering from an injury but Hearn expects him to be in shape to fight Bellew around November or December.

“I think with David’s injury, although it looks like he might be ready for October/November, we leave it for December to make sure he is 110 per cent so that he can prove that to the fans in his preparation for the fight,” summarised Hearn.

So in other words: get ready for Haye-Bellew II