The rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye has been rescheduled
The rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye has been rescheduled for May 5 at The O2 in London.
The pair were due to fight again on December 17, but the bout had to be postponed after Haye suffered a bicep injury in a "freak accident."
The British heavyweight has started rehab on the injury and claims he's going to take his revenge on Bellew in May.
I’m pleased to confirm Haye Bellew 2 The Rematch will take place on Saturday 5th May. Whether you witness the showcase live, or tune in from home on Sky Box Office, you will not be disappointed. I will give fans the ending to the Haye Bellew saga I have promised 👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/RfwLvdGZf9
— David Haye (@davidhaye) December 5, 2017
Bellew recorded an upset victory over Haye last March, stopping his opponent in the 11th round after Haye suffered a debilitating Achilles injury in an earlier round. The Liverpudlian told Sky Sports that he is confident of causing another upset in May.
"I'm pleased to get a new date in the diary and I look forward to giving boxing fans a great night on May 5," Bellew said.
"To be honest I was looking forward to a great victory in December and a relaxing family break over Christmas, but my mind is still very much on this fight and I will punish him for that. I now have a very clear plan for 2018 and that is to knock out David Haye, and then knock out Tyson 'Stavros Flatley' Fury and end both their careers."
Meanwhile, Haye promised to give boxing fans "the ending" he has promised.
"Tony has boasted that the rematch gives him the opportunity to force me into retirement," Haye said.
"Unquestionably, I step into the ring on Saturday May 5, with both my career and legacy on the line. After my freak accident down a stairwell last month, I was heartbroken not to give everyone the ending to 2017 I wanted. Since then I had to accept the cards I had been dealt, remain positive and focus on factors which are within my control; rehabilitation and rescheduling the fight. Over the past five years, I've had a number of challenges to overcome, but learnt often during times of adversity we learn and grow. As a result, come May 5, Tony will be faced with a more experienced and more determined opponent."