David Haye vs Tony Bellew 2 ON: Fight scheduled for May 2018 | Boxing | Sport

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Haye pulled out of their with a biceps injury.

But the two fighters have come to an agreement to get back in the ring next summer.

The fight has been rescheduled for 5 May.

“I’m pleased to get a new date in the diary and I look forward to giving boxing fans a great night on May 5,” said Bellew.

“To be honest I was looking forward to a great victory in December and a relaxing family break over Christmas, but my mind is still very much on this fight and I will punish him for that.

“I now have a very clear plan for 2018 and that is to knock out David Haye, and then knock out Tyson ‘Stavros Flatley’ Fury and end both their careers.

“But first thing’s first, I need to rid the sport of David Haye on May 5 and I look forward to doing this in what I believe will be an explosive fight.”

Bellew beat Haye in the 11th round back in March this year and talk of a rematch immediately followed.

Haye, 37, later revealed he had torn his achilles during the bout.

Haye had been training for the rematch – originally scheduled for December 17 at the O2 Arena – but slipped on some stairs while training, forcing him to withdraw.

”Tony has boasted that the rematch gives him the opportunity to force me into retirement,” said Haye.

“Unquestionably, I step into the ring on Saturday May 5, with both my career and legacy on the line.

“After my freak accident down a stairwell last month, I was heartbroken not to give everyone the ending to 2017 I wanted. Since then I had to accept the cards I had been dealt, remain positive and focus on factors which are within my control; rehabilitation and rescheduling the fight.

“Over the past five years, I’ve had a number of challenges to overcome, but learnt often during times of adversity we learn and grow. As a result, come May 5, Tony will be faced with a more experienced and more determined opponent.”

A fight between Bellew and Tyson Fury was mooted but the Liverpudlian has stuck to his side of the bargain to fight Haye. 

As for Haye, called out the boxer for a fight next summer.

“I think everyone knows of my feud with David Haye,” Manuwa said.

“I think he is the perfect candidate for me to cross over to boxing.”



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