Bellew: I'll end Haye's career

29 September 2017 08:47:16 EST

Tony Bellew has vowed to finish the career of David Haye when the pair meet in a heavyweight rematch at the O2 Arena in London on 17th December.

The 34-year-old WBC cruiserweight champion stepped up a division to fight Haye in a heavyweight showdown at the O2 Arena in March and came out on top with an 11th-round stoppage.

However, Haye had struggled from the sixth round because of an Achilles tendon injury he suffered during the fight and, while he praised Bellew afterwards, he also requested a rematch.

I'll be victorious and end Haye's career. Another loss to me closes the curtain on the Hayemaker.

Tony Bellew

Following several weeks of negotiations, the two camps have finally agreed on a second fight and it will take place in two-and-a-half months' time.

Speaking after news of the bout broke, Bellew said: "I'll be victorious and end Haye's career. Another loss to me closes the curtain on the Hayemaker.

"I will have the exact same attitude I had going into the first fight - win at all costs."

Former WBA heavyweight champion, Haye, who will go into the fight after working with new trainer, Ismael Salas, following his split with Shane McGuigan, added: "Last time the script was thrown out the window and the unpredictability of sport revealed itself in its most raw form.

"Bellew somehow won the lottery in our first fight, but believe me, he won't win the lottery twice.

"I've been training every day for over six months. I already feel fitter, stronger and more athletic than I did for our first showdown. I will relish the opportunity to re-write the ending of the Haye-Bellew story."

Bellew is 2/1 to win any future rematch, while Haye is priced at 4/11.

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