The two rivals have signed to fight a rematch on December 17 at the O2. In an unexpected move up to heavyweight, after a bad-tempered build-up, Bellew halted Haye after the latter snapped his Achilles tendon. Haye is adamant that not only can he recover his fitness but that he will prove the first fight was an aberration.
Haye has even said he wants to go on to challenge unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. For Bellew that was going too far.