Frank Bruno's honest message to David Haye after his second loss to Tony Bellew

David Haye v Tony Bellew

David Haye's boxing career is hanging by a thread.

The 37-year-old former heavyweight champion lost to Tony Bellew for the second time in just over a year, with the Bomber stopping him in the fifth round.

Bellew really showcased his skill set from the third round onwards, knocking Haye down on three separate occasions.

The Evertonian fighter will be targeting a huge box office opponent for his next bout, with Haye not letting on in his post-match interview whether he will announce his retirement.

Injuries really appear to have caught up with him and any big name opponent at either cruiserweight or heavyweight would likely pick him off with ease these days.

Nevertheless, Haye was praised by a lot of people for actually having the bottle to get back in the ring with Bellew.

And legendary fighter Frank Bruno was one of the first to react to the fight, sending an honest, heartfelt message to Haye after his valiant effort.

BRUNO'S TWEET

It's a message that will ring true with a lot of boxing fans.

Haye has been one of the finest Brit's to grace the sport, with Bellew himself recognising the achievements of his opponent straight after the fight.

"David Haye is an amazing fighter, he just got caught in a slugfest," the Bomber said. "He's a great fighter, he has got crazy power but speed and power always decreases. He is a legend, a credit to the sport and I'm just happy I've got the win against the odds."

David Haye v Tony Bellew

As Bruno says, respect to both fighters.

Haye has now lost any slim chance he had of meeting the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in the ring during his career.

The best he could hope for now would be Dillian Whyte, with the Body Snatcher in the crowd and telling iFL TV that he would welcome the chance to "end his career".

Surely Haye wouldn't risk losing more pride to the massively improved Whyte, though?

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