Tony Bellew v David Haye rematch: Eddie Hearn reveals when fight could happen | Boxing | Sport


Bellew triumphed after stepping up to heavyweight to fight long-term rival David Haye on March 4.

The WBC cruiserweight champion was ahead on the scorecards when Haye’s corner threw in the towel in the 11th round to prevent him further damaging his torn Achilles tendon.

The 36-year-old has since had surgery and has admitted he is aiming for a December return to the ring.

And Eddie Hearn will offer his fighter the chance to face Haye again.

“We’re going to fight this year – 100 per cent,” said Hearn.

“Like Tony [Bellew] said, the decision will be made by him and his family and it’s my job to present the opportunities to him.

“I believe the Haye rematch will be one of those opportunities.

“Part of Tony Bellew wanted to beat him fully fit.

“There are some unanswered questions.

“It was an epic event, it was a thrilling fight but the Haye rematch certainly remains one of the biggest fights out there for both guys.”

Bellew is considering his options after upsetting the former heavyweight champion, one of which is retirement.

His coach David Coldwell is keen for the fighter to hang up his gloves while he is still fit and healthy.

But Hearn seems happy for him to box on with a number of different fighters willing to get in the ring with him.

“For Haye the only fight out there is the Tony Bellew rematch,” Hearn added.

“For Tony there’s the Haye rematch, there’s [WBO heavyweight champion] Joseph Parker, there’s [WBC champion] Deontay Wilder, there’s Tyson Fury.

“There’s plenty of options.”

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