as informed in VideoImage Tony Bellew KO’s David Haye in upset 0:59 Boxing: Tony Bellew has upset former heavyweight champion David Haye at the O2 Arena in London.
The British fight promoter has become a social media meme after his celebratory embrace was comically rebuffed by Bellew.
“I want to secure Tony Bellew a shot at the world heavyweight title and I want to do it back in Liverpool.
Former WBA heavyweight champion Haye was considered a heavy favourite, but the determined Bellew pulled off a significant upset.
Or perhaps he had just realised the millions Tony Bellew just made him — but his wild celebration after Bellew defeated fellow Brit David Haye on the weekend turned Hearn into a laughing stock.
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A British newspaper reported that 700,000 pay per view packages were sold for the Haye v Bellew fight in the UK.
Most pundits, including this one, would predict a victory for Parker over Bellew given his speed, power and technical ability.
Englishman Bellew and his promoter Eddie Hearn raised the prospect of facing Parker for his WBO title after Bellew shocked the boxing world when upsetting David Haye at London’s O2 Arena yesterday.
Bellew goes well in the UK – he’s very popular – and added to that Eddie Hearn has publicly called on it to happen.
Bellew would have been down on the judges’ scorecards against the relatively slow Haye until Haye’s injury in the sixth round.
referring to David Haye was taken to hospital straight after defeat to Tony Bellew in London on SaturdayDavid Haye has had surgery on the Achilles tendon he ruptured during Saturday night’s heavyweight defeat by Tony Bellew in London.
Maybe even a rematch with David Haye or, I think more likely, to challenge for the world heavyweight title,” he said.
“I broke my right hand in the second or third round,” Bellew told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek.
WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew, 34, broke his hand in the fight.
“David Haye was told time and time again by us, by the BBBofC and Sky Sports to refrain from using those kind of words,” he said.
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