Tony Bellew sends rematch message to David Haye: You’ll have to do this | Boxing | Sport


Bellew beat Haye after the latter’s corner threw in the towel during the 11th round of their grudge match on March 4.

The Liverpudlian had been the underdog after stepping up from cruiserweight to face former heavyweight world champion Haye.

But he produced a fabulous display of boxing and was ahead on every card when the fight was stopped.

The 34-year-old is now considering his next step with retirement a possibility.

And while his coach David Coldwell would rather he hung his gloves up for good, Bellew believes the fans want to see him take on Haye once again.

“If people want to see a rematch, I’ll do it again. I’ll do him,” Bellew told Betsafe.

“But he has to understand who’s in charge now. It’s not him any more.

“I had to dance to his tune last time. I will not dance again. It’s him that has to dance.

“I’ve got the pole ready and I’ve got my £5 note ready to put him his underpants. 

“It’s an enticing fight. I know I can beat him.

“He’s still a very powerful brilliant fighter. He’s good at what he does.

“But I think the fans want to see it again and I think it does big numbers.”

Bellew has been courted by a number of different fighters although he has ruled out taking on golden boy of British boxing Anthony Joshua, claiming he would end up ‘on a slab’.

He also believes WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is too big but WBO belt-holder Joseph Parker is his other realistic option if he does not fight Haye.

“I don’t want to commit to one fight too much,” Bellew added.

“I like the Joseph Parker fight more than the David Haye fight.

“The dream is to become heavyweight champion of the world.

“I don’t get that dream fulfilled by beating the Hayefaker.

“I’m going to make the right decision for me ultimately. We’ll know soon enough.

“I like the Joseph Parker fight but I also do believe there is unfinished business with Sideshow Bob [Bellew’s nickname for David Haye].

“Everyone goes on about this injury. He hasn’t harped on about it but all he’s done is show pictures of himself in a cast.

“He’s hitting a bag now but no-one’s interested. Just fight and shut up.”

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