David Haye: Fight under threat?.

David Haye could be forced out of rematch with Tony Bellew

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The world of boxing is keen to witness the rematch of David Haye and Tony Bellew, who resume their rivalry after their enticing showdown in March earlier this year.

The duo is scheduled to square up again on December 17 at the O2 Arena in London, with Haye aiming to alter the result of their previous clash.

However, serious concerns have been raised lately which could lead to the fight being cancelled and it is all due to an injury, as per The Sun.

Tha Boxing Voice Podcast claims Haye has sustained a blow during training and he could disclose his decision of pulling out of the contest in the upcoming days.

Although, the nature of the injury is still unknown alongside the extent of the damage caused.

The Hayemaker, since the official announcement of the fight, has stated that he is optimistic of revenge against the Liverpudlian and will look to silence his critics after the bout next month.

The fight on March 2017 resulted in Bellew registering an explosive victory courtesy of an 11th round stoppage, and his 37-year-old rival had to undergo surgery after suffering a torn Achilles on his right leg.

That ensured Haye remained out of action for a lengthy spell and recently returned to the ring ahead of the highly anticipated rematch.

Change of trainer and new training methods, the Haye camp has been positive about the progress during the rehabilitation period.

Tony Bellew and David Haye Press Conference

There has been no official confirmation from the former heavyweight champion's representatives on the alleged new injury.

Bellew, on the other hand, has asserted to retire his counterpart as he prepares for the second heavyweight bout of his pro career.

With only a month remaining before the dynamic Brits come face-to-face again to recreate the excitement and enthusiasm among the boxing faithful, time will tell whether they produce another impressive clash or injury takes the toll on Haye to withdraw his participation entirely.

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