News | Sep 12 2017

Likely date for Tony Bellew next fight revealed

Speaking exclusively to John Dennen, promoter Eddie Hearn talks Tony Bellew next fight date and possible opponents
Tony Bellew next fight
Tony Bellew poses during his workout  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FORMER cruiserweight world champion and surprisingly successful heavyweight Tony Bellew will box again before the year is out. A rematch with David Haye remains a possibility.

“We’re looking at December 9 or 16,” his promoter Eddie Hearn told Boxing News. “Still three or four guys in the mix. Had some good chats with David Haye in Las Vegas and that was dead really before then. Still I wouldn’t say it’s likely. Hopeful is a better word.”

Negotiations between both sides continue to be fraught. “We garner the reaction from fans across social media and everyone seems to want to see that fight again. So I told them, ‘This seems to be the fight with the wide appeal, the most money, the most buys. You two should do it, both of you.’ But again it’s ‘I won the first fight, I’m the A-side,’ ‘you got lucky, I done my leg, you’re not really the A-side.’ ‘Well, I am,’” Hearn said.


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