Haye questions Bellew motivation

04 October 2017 08:59:33 EST

David Haye says he is driven by revenge but has questioned what is motivating Tony Bellew ahead of their rematch on 17th December.

Bellew managed to come out on top in the first titanic battle between the pair back in March and following negotiations the two Englishman are set to go toe-to-toe once again.

Haye is looking forward to the chance of redemption at the O2 Arena in London but has questioned what Bellew can get out of going back in the ring.

He was quoted by Sky Sports: "Bellew's motivations were clear - he wanted to secure his family. He's a multi-millionaire - welcome to a very small club of British boxers who don't have to box, they are comfortable. I ask myself: what are his motivations going into the second fight?

"I didn't believe I'd get this opportunity again. I didn't think it would happen. Tony, for some reason, wants to do it again.

"My motivations are for revenge, I want to be the best heavyweight in the world. He doesn't want to fight Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder because he isn't big enough. So why go back into the lion's den?"

An Achilles injury hampered Haye during the first meeting between the duo but the Londoner is adamant he will be fully fit going into this next bout.

He added: "I will not allow Tony Bellew to hear the final bell. I am very healthy, in very good condition."

Haye is 4/11 to win and 2/1 to lose to Liverpool's Bellew.

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