With 14 months passed since their first fight, Tony Bellew and David Haye are only two months away from battling it out once more.
Bellew defeated an injured Haye last time with a late stoppage after the Haymaker fought on with a ruptured Achilles for six rounds.
The former heavyweight champion and unified cruiserweight champion had to pull out of their original rematch for late 2017, but now he will face Bellew on May 5 at the O2 Arena in London.
However, Haye is also a promoter these days and is an owner of Hayemaker Ringstar, a stable designed to rival Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
The 6'6" Joe Joyce is Haye's crown jewel and the former Olympian headlined Haye's event at York Hall on Saturday night with a crushing first-round knockout over Donnie Palmer.
However, even though the event wasn't really about Haye, his upcoming opponent thought he had a funny way of making it about him.
The card was shown on Channel Five and Haye gave an interview after the main event that rubbed Bellew up the wrong way.
With the heated past between these two and the bitter war of words that preceded their first fight, this tweet might ignite it all over again:
Speaking to the Metro about his preparation for the rematch, Bellew insisted that Haye is a quality fighter, but he won't be ready for the Tony Bellew he'll meet in May.
"I’ve been sparring for the last four weeks, since the start of the camp. I’ve never done that before and I’m honestly amazed we’re sparring this far out," Bellew said.
"I’m actually starting to get quite sharp, already. That’s all down to David keeping me out of it for too long. I’m a fighter who loves and needs activity.
"By the time this fight comes round on May 5, I’ll be out of the ring for 14 months. All my sparring partners are known fighters, and I’ll reveal them after the rematch, but what I will say is it doesn’t really matter. They’re not going to be as good as David Haye.
"Athletically, power, speed – they’re not as good as him. But, he’s not going to get anyone as good as me either. You’ve got to work with what you’re given. I can get myself in great shape and perform the game plan on the sparring partners I’ve got."
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