Heavyweight 12-round contest – Boxing from 02 Arena, London at 10:00pm Saturday 5th May 2018
They’re at it again. David Haye and Tony Bellew renew rivalries at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday night with The Hayemaker looking to avenge an 11th round TKO defeat to the same man in March of last year. Bookies have him as favourite to do just that.
The build-up and press tour has been a little less fierce than we witnessed in 2017 and that has a lot to do with Haye who was forced to behave himself after almost begging for the rematch. Bellew didn’t need to fight him again but the money was right, fans wanted to see it sorted and it’s the chance of the Scouser to send his rival into retirement.
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David Haye vs Tony Bellew – Fight Preview and Predictions
David Haye heads into his 32nd professional contest with a record showing 28 wins against three defeats. 26 of those victories have come inside the distance but two of his three losses have also been KO/TKO results. Despite taking Wladimir Klitschko the distance back in 2011 – a fight made famous by an injured toe – Carl Thompson cut down Haye in five rounds in 2004 with Bellew inflicting his only other stoppage.
Defeat on points to Klitschko is easy enough to get over – even if the excuses for that result were not – and he seemed to blow a gasket against Thompson when on top. We won’t be too harsh and hold the TKO result vs Bellew against him either has Haye suffered a ruptured Achilles in the sixth round, an injury that left him unable to move his feet or defend himself for most of the night. Still he went close to hearing the final bell. Haye is 4/9 to gain revenge with a number of firms, including Betfair.
Tony Bellew wasn’t given a hope against Haye going into their initial encounter, but he shocked everyone with his technical boxing skills and classy defence. Many expected Bomber to come out and live up to his name, aiming to stand toe-to-toe with Haye and scrap it out. The bout didn’t follow that script however. 35-year-old Bellew now boasts a 29-2-1 CV and hasn’t suffered defeat since late 2013 when beaten in six by Adonis Stevenson.
Since falling against the hard-hitting Canadian for the WBC world light heavyweight title, Bomber has rhymed off nine wins on the bounce, including victory over Nathan Cleverly, BJ Flores and David Haye. Despite that purple patch punters who fancy repeat over revenge will find the away fighter trading at 2/1 (Sun Bets).
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David Haye vs Tony Bellew – Betting Tips and Predictions
On paper this remains a 50/50 fight which makes a bet on another Tony Bellew win the smart option. For your stake you’re getting the form fighter who already has beaten his opponent and also one carrying an attractive price of 2/1. The underdog is NAP of our betting tips.
Fancy something at a bigger price to make this fight more interesting? We’re on the same page and have a strong selection at chunky odds. Backing Bellew to win by KO/TKO again will give you a stab at 7/2 – top offer with William Hill. That’s value as it carries Bomber to win by KO, which is a possibility, but it also covers Haye breaking down with another injury. Buy one get one free.
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