The boxing world is waiting with much anticipation for the rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye.
It was one year ago these two met at the O2 Arena in London, and Bellew emerged the victor by technical knockout in the 11th round.
In December, Eddie Hearn made the announcement that the two boxers will square off once more, in the same arena on May 5.
Both men have been training rigorously, and Bellew recently took to Twitter, claiming: “I cannot work any harder than I’m working right now!”
It’s no secret he was frustrated over the rematch being postponed due to Haye recovering from a bicep injury.
This will be the first fight for both men since their last encounter, and Bellew says it’s long overdue, since he’s someone who likes to fight three or four times a year.
He went on to demand that Haye be ready. “This is holding up my career,” he fumed in December.
“Injuries do happen but when you have torn as many muscles as David has, you have to ask questions.”
Haye claims he is ready for the bout, and says he would love nothing more than to make a statement, by convincingly beating Bellew to settle the score.
Bellew, in another tweet from November, said his plan for 2018 is simple: end David Haye, then dispatch Tyson Fury.
If he accomplishes both, he will have proven himself the best in the UK, possibly the world, and would have every right to command the respect of every boxing fan.