Twitter Reacts As Tony Bellew Stops David Haye In Round Five

Twitter Reacts As Tony Bellew Stops David Haye In Round Five

Javier Howell
May 7, 2018

Tony Bellew has put his critics to bed and come out victorious in his rivalry with David Haye, halting the formerly unified cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion in five rounds at the O2 Arena in London.

It pained Carl Froch to watch his friend David Haye lose to Tony Bellew on Saturday night.

David Haye didn't give any hints that he would be retiring but it could well have been his last fight with his body appearing to fail him once more.

Meanwhile, Bellew has options to fight big names at heavyweight or return to cruiserweight where he has already talked about taking on undefeated (although now retired) superstar Andre Ward. Haye was fighting on instinct and was willing to fight fire with fire whilst trying to stay out of range and counter the work of Bellew.

Haye said he would ponder his future in the sport over the coming days and months while Bellew called for a fight with undefeated middleweight Andre Ward in his post-fight interview. I know I can do it. I am a walking Super Series.

"Straight after the fight, I just went to see his mum and dad and told them to tell him to do the right thing and finish", he added. I don't need a man who is about nine foot trying to punch my face in when he's back to his best.

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"David Haye is an wonderful fighter, he just got caught in a slugfest".

"I'd be happy if he turned around and said, "I'm retiring", but the only problem is he's getting better". I'll have to review the fight, review the tape, and see exactly where I went wrong. He also changed trainers. Haye began to let his own hands go and was starting to connect with solid shots, which were troubling Bellew.

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

But away from what Bellew calls the "circus", he faced family tragedy when brother-in-law Ashley died in a tragic accident in August while on holiday in Mexico. The Englishman's good looks, trash talking, god-like physique and devastating punching power - a promoter's dream - became too big for the cruiserweight division, one where Haye suffered just one defeat in 22 contests and held the European, WBA, WBC and WBO belts.

Bellew said: "In the third round, I told Howard Foster: 'Stop it now!' I told him to stop it".