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Tony Bellew explains why he's taken a rematch with David Haye

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So, David Haye and Tony Bellew will do it all again in December.

There was such a hype in the build-up to their first fight back in March. Whether or not the hype was justified after Haye injured his Achilles in the sixth round, allowing Bellew to pummel him with punches before a 11th round stoppage remains open for debate.

After that night at the O2 Arena, it looked as though Haye’s boxing career was over.

Pre-match, he constantly explained how he was going to knock out Bellew in style and even suggested his opponent would be leaving the venue in an ambulance.

As for Bellew, the scouser probably thought about eyeing up bigger and better opponents in his next fight and leaving Haye behind.

But it hasn’t quite worked out like that.

Haye appears to have recovered from his Achilles injury, while Bellew has decided against facing WBO champion Joseph Parker or WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

So it will be a rematch with Haye on December 17.

Tony Bellew and David Haye Press Conference

But why?

Well, Bellew has revealed all in an exclusive interview for the Metro.

Bellew wrote: “The reason I took the rematch is because, whether I like it or not, he is the biggest fight out there for me.

“There is no hidden agenda. It’s the biggest fight out there on the biggest platform. I’ve still got a lot of fight in me.

Tony Bellew and David Haye Press Conference

“While I’ve got this fight in my, I don’t see why I should stop.”

You can’t argue with that.

While many boxing fans will be uninterested in Haye v Bellew II, you can’t blame Bellew for taking the ‘biggest fight’ for himself as he edges towards the end of his career.

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Boxing
David Haye
Wladamir Klitschko
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