as mentioned in The underdog turned winner elaborated further today on Soccer Am – Tony Bellew on when he knew he had the beating of Haye:
29 SHARES Share TweetLiverpool’s Tony Bellew on his monumental win over London heavyweight David Haye below.
Speaking to Soccer Am in the UK today Tony Bellew believes that split second for him when he knew he had the win against Haye in the bag – was at the very beginning of the first round.
Ultimately he scored a stoppage win as big as 40/1 odds reported by some bookmakers before the fight.
Not after round 6 when Haye suffered an injury to his Achilles.
Tony Bellew Says He Knew in First Round That Haye Would Lose
Tony Bellew claims that he knew in the first round of last week’s heavyweight grudge match with David Haye that he would win the fight.
Bellew was convinced he would defeat Haye after trading punches in the first round and exchanged words with his domestic rival at the end of the fifth.
“I said to him ‘you’re blowing boy’ and I knew from the end of the fourth round that I had him, even in the first round in my mind I’d won the fight in the first round.
“I said to him ‘you’re blowing, you’re blowing boy’ because I knew he had hit me with his best, he’s disheartened and I’ve got a little cut on my head, it was just a scratch,” Bellew told Soccer AM.
Haye injured his Achilles during the sixth round but ‘Bomber’ was still wary of his opponent’s punching power.
David Haye says he ‘doesn’t regret’ any of his pre-fight threats to Tony Bellew which included saying he would ‘cave in his skull and send him to the hospital’
After the fight, Haye had a two-and-a-half-hour operation to re-attach his Achilles, and is now expected to be out for between six and nine months.
5 Haye was forced to have an operation on an injured Achilles and could now face a fineHeavyweight Haye was heard saying how he wanted to “cave in his skull and send him to the hospital”.
He added: “Leading into the fight you’re in fight mode, a mindset to go to that place where I was in that ring.
Certain things I would say to him I’d have no business saying because it would be false and I wouldn’t force it.
“They [BBofC] met on Wednesday and they want to have a chat, so I’ll learn what my punishment is.
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