Bellew in 'positive' Haye rematch talks

07 September 2017 07:19:42 EST

Trainer David Coldwell has confirmed that his fighter Tony Bellew has been discussing a possible rematch with David Haye for his next bout.

The 34-year-old Liverpudlian stepped up from cruiserweight to fight Haye in a heavyweight showdown at London's O2 Arena in March and came out on top with an 11th-round stoppage.

All I know is that obviously there are talks going on, They have been back and forth for quite a while now really I suppose, but I believe there are positive talks going on.

David Coldwell

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.

And Coldwell has revealed that both camps have held positive discussions over the past few weeks and the hope is that a deal can be agreed soon.

"All I know is that obviously there are talks going on," he told Sky Sports. "They have been back and forth for quite a while now really I suppose, but I believe there are positive talks going on.

"It is one of those fights that are possible. Whether or not it gets finalised or not, I'll believe it when I see it."

Despite holding the WBC cruiserweight belt, Bellew appears keen to stay in the heavyweight division and if a Haye rematch can't be agreed then there are other irons in the fire for a December fight.

"There are other options, but we're just seeing which one is the best one really," added Coldwell. "Best and most viable, that's what you've got to look at."

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

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