Tony Bellew Drops David Haye Three Times, Stops Him In Fifth

Tony Bellew Drops David Haye Three Times, Stops Him In Fifth

In the fifth, in a nearly a carbon copy, Haye went down once again, but the referee stopped the fight after Bellew landed a flurry of punches. In round five, Haye went down face first after taking a big left hook from Bellew.

At 37 Haye's punch resistance and once fine footwork was gone, and to the extent that he struggled and became desperate from the moment Bellew landed the explosive right hand that changed their fight in the third round. "Tony Bellew fought a fantastic fight, and it's all fun, really". Jay from The Inbetweeners also made an appearance, after Bellew said that Haye's manager Adam Moralee looked like the show's main character, Will McKenzie.

Many are now calling for Haye to retire from boxing and Froch, who fought the Londoner as an amateur, is leading the calls for Haye to hang up his gloves.

In the third round, Bellew twice sent Haye to the canvas thanks to a pair of powerful right-hand punches.

Scouse scrapper Bellew rightly earned the plaudits as he delivered on his pre-fight promise to stop Haye inside eight rounds and pick up back-to-back wins over his bitter rival.

Had David Haye won today's rematch, it would be fair to describe him as a borderline Hall of Famer.

Haye, for the first time anyone could remember, did not attend the post-fight press conference.

"We were going for the knockout and we gave you fireworks and I'm glad we gave everyone a good fight and a good night. Just let me get past 1.30pm on Sunday when her flight touches down and I'll try and talk her round".

"Dillian Whyte was a name suggested, but Bellew rejected him by saying he is not a big enough name".

Despite struggling until the knockdown, the 35-year-old said: "I was waiting for the flawless moment".

Despite a bright start from Haye, finding success with the jab and landing one or two nice rights, Bellew soon found his range and started to land on Haye at will.

At 37 and having proved increasingly injury prone, Haye's reputation has been left beyond fix after successive defeats by an opponent who was a light- heavyweight, while he reigned as the WBA heavyweight champion at his peak. Although, I do think that Bellew is a fighter who will get better with age!

Like David felled Goliath, Haye would conquer the Russian giant Nikolai Valuev to win the WBA heavyweight title in November 2009.

When asked for his own response, Haye humbly declared: "Tony was the better man".

"What about Andre Ward, pound-for-pound king?" "I won't go on too long, but I ain't stopping now". In a select few countries - Germany, Austria and Switzerland - subscribers to (legal) online sport streaming platform DAZN can watch Haye vs Bellew at no additional cost.

"When he fought [Mikkel] Kessler for the second time and I still haven't had that phone call".

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