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Tony Bellew may require surgery for knuckle damage

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“Bomber” faces up to five months out of the ring

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Pump those brakes.

Tony Bellew’s upset stoppage of David Haye has opened the floodgates, revealing a bevy of heavyweight opportunities for the “Bomber.” Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait, as he suffered a hand injury during the fight and could need surgery.

Eddie Hearn stated that, should Bellew need to go under the knife, he could be out of action for up to five months.

According to Sky Sports, “[w]orld title fights against WBC champion Deontay Wilder and WBO king Joseph Parker have already been discussed, while Bellew could grant a rematch to Haye, who is also recovering from injury.” Down at 200 pounds, Mairis Briedis is set to fight Marco Huck for the interim version of Bellew’s WBC belt on April 1st.

Since we may have quite a bit of time to debate the question, what are you lot’s preferences? Haye rematch, big money heavyweight title fight, or the Breidis-Huck winner?