Tony Bellew knocked out David Haye
TASS, May 6. Former world champion in two weight categories Briton David Haye failed to take revenge from the former World Boxing Council (WBC) belt holder in the weight category up to 90.71 kg of compatriot Tony Bellew. In the ranking 12-round duel heavyweight division in London, Bellew won a technical knockout in the 5th round.
The boxers held their first fight on March 4 last year – in the 12-round rating fight Haye lost to Belleau by technical knockout in the 11th round. In the sixth round, Hay suffered a leg injury, which affected his actions, he twice went down, and in the 11th round seconds refused to continue the fight, throwing out a white towel. After the battle, Hay was operated on for an Achilles tendon injury, Bellew in that fight broke his arm. Both fighters have not entered the ring since.
Haye, who held the world title of the WBC, the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) in weight up to 90.71 kg and the belt of the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the heavyweight category, announced his retirement in 2012, but four years later he returned to the ring. In the asset of 37-year-old Hay, now 28 wins (26 by KO) and four defeats.
Bellew in May 2016 won the WBC world title in weight to 90.71 kg and in October he defended. In the track record of the 35-year-old boxer is now 30 wins (20 by KO), two losses and one draw.