Bellew Wants Ward Or Fury Next

Emotional Bellew dedicates Haye win to late relative

Emotional Bellew dedicates Haye win to late relative

Bellew beat heavyweight rival David Haye for a second time on Saturday and, although he toyed with the idea of retirement following a dominant display, he named Ward as an opponent he would be interested in facing. Haye went down face-first and struggled to get up. He courageously got up, only for Bellew to force the stoppage moments later. Injuries and a stop-start career have taken their toll on the 37-year-old, and Bellew exposed those truths for the second successive fight.

The very best reactions from the world of Twitter as David Haye succumbed early to the power of Tony Bellew last night.

"I have been through a lot but I don't want to hurt anyone". Haye was doing well in the contest, until he suffered a severe ruptured Achilles in the contest and became a one-legged fighter. Who's next? I don't know. Bellew was doing a jab of his own, but not as good.

"I didn't feel that great in there". You will all laugh and say I wouldn't have a chance, but I would knock Andre Ward out. "Tony Bellew fought a fantastic fight, and it's all fun, really".

"Tony boxed better than I did, plain and simple, and the better man won". Everything happens for a reason.

"I thought "that's a great idea". Bellew's my nemesis. We are of similar stature.

It is yet to be confirmed how much either fighter will make from pay-per-view buys of the fight on Saturday, however they are both guaranteed a hefty sum.

Haye told media in the ring he will watch a replay of the fight before making decisions, but did not speak to reporters later. They were trading big shots during the round and Bellew droppped Haye down.

The Liverpudlian's promoter Eddie Hearn has ruled out a bout with British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

When asked about Fury and Ward, Bellew added: "I like the Tyson Fury fight".

"I would beat Andre Ward".

"I miss you more than life itself and I swear kid, every punch I threw was with you so that's for my brother-in-law".

"I've been the biggest dreamer for my whole life - I said I'd fight at Goodison Park, I said I'd be amateur champion after two fights".

The victor of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev would be a tantalising prospect with all the belts on the line, but the fight would not offer a huge financial incentive. "I need that mega star".

The fight was postponed from 17 December previous year due to injury hay. He also changed trainers. Haye could not land anything that really troubled Bellew in the first, and Bellew showed he was risky on the counter-attack in the second.

Writing on Instagram in the wake of Haye's emphatic defeat at the O2 Arena in London last night, Groves paid tribute to the man who once acted as his mentor, suggesting the time had come to draw a line under a stunning career in boxing.

Haye goes down under the heavy-hitting of Bellew. Then, Bellew scored two monstrous knockdowns. Rising unsteadily it appeared that Haye's legs had gone from underneath him. Luckily for Haye, the bell saved him as his senses looked scrambled. And ones which Haye will unlikely take too lightly. Left defenseless on the ropes and taking a ton of additional punishment, referee Howard John Foster stopped the fight.

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