HAYE TARGETS BELLEW REMATCH, RULES OUT RETIREMENT

Last week Saturday in London saw Tony Bellew defeat David Haye, after which the latter was driven straight to the hospital.


Haye, a former heavyweight world champion was forced to undergo a surgery due to the Achilles heel injury he sustained in his defeat in Saturday’s 11th-round. It was in the sixth round of the fight that he got injured. After the surgery, he revealed that the two-and-a-half-hour operation “went well.”

Despite this, Haye however has ruled out the possibility of retiring from the sport and instead is hoping to go into another match with his opponent.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Haye said: “I live to fight another day and I will fight another day.”

When asked if he would be returning to the ring, he replied in the affirmative: “No doubt about it, I have never been more sure about it.”

Adding, Hayes noted that the same injury has taken other athletes a longer period to come back from, but for him, he is in good condition.

The 34-year old Bellew, who emerged victorious in the match revealed that following his win, he has been considering retiring from the sport. However, he admitted that if there’s one more lucrative offer, he may not see himself turning it down.

Haye however added that he never thought he could lose the match and hopes Bellew would not retire so he can go on to become the number one in the world.

“I never envisaged losing this fight, if Tony Bellew does retire – and I truly hope he doesn’t – then I will carry on in my path to be number one in the world.

In addition, Haye believes it would be fair to the fans if he goes into the rematch against Bellew. But where that does not happen, he hopes to find a way to challenge for the heavyweight title.