Today at 1 pm ET on AWE in the United States and Sky Box Office in the United Kingdom, Tony Bellew and David Haye meet in a 12-round heavyweight rematch from London’s O2 Arena.
BLH will have live coverage for the main event, which should start around 5 pm ET.
Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO) upset Haye (28-3, 26 KO) in March 2017, stopping a hobbled Haye in the 11th round of a dramatic fight. Bellew is looking to retire Haye from boxing in this rematch, while Haye is obviously looking for revenge and hoping to get through this one without the injury that hurt him the first time around.
The undercard features a vacant IBF bantamweight title fight between Paul Butler and Emmanuel Rodriguez, where the belt is only on the line for Rodriguez, as Butler missed weight. The European and Commonwealth super featherweight titles are on the line between Martin J. Ward and James Tennyson. And John Ryder meets Jamie Cox in a domestic showdown at 168 pounds.
- Tony Bellew def. David Haye via TKO (2:14 of round 5)
Tony Bellew vs David Haye
Round 1: Haye coming forward to start, shoots a three punch combo but nothing really lands. Bellew jabbing. Haye jabbing, too. Bellew misses a hook to the body. Haye jabbing to the body a little, sticking with the jab early. Right hand from Haye, and his timing is looking pretty good. Bellew loses his balance a bit, but no follow-up from Haye. Right to the body from Haye. Bellew with a little jab and a right hand. Good right hand from Haye! Bellew shrugs it off. Haye 10-9
Round 2: Bellew with a good right early. Haye winds up a right but misses. He does it again. Both guys missing right now, but not so much because their offense is off. Some posturing and feinting from Haye gets him into range for a little shot. Right to the body from Haye. Right hand from Haye, Bellew poses again. Right hand again from Haye, clips toward the top of the head. He’s really loading up on those right hands. Bellew comes forward with a right, but doesn’t quite get it. Haye 10-9, 20-18
Round 3: Bellew whacks a right to the body, starting to come forward more. Haye backs him to the corner, but lands nothing, just sort of ran him there for a moment. Haye poking to the body. Bellew swings another right to the body, missing. Both guys still probing with their jabs. Right hand from Haye clips, but Bellew fires back, lands a good shot, and then drops Haye late in the round! Big right from Bellew, Haye fires back, HAYE DOWN AGAIN AT THE END OF THE ROUND! He’s in trouble! Count is on! The bell sounds! Bellew 10-7, 28-27
Round 4: There’s question about Haye’s ankle here as we start the fourth round. Haye getting wild to start the round, but Bellew is a lot sharper. He’s landing. Haye just absolutely ridiculous at the moment, throwing wild shots with both hands. Right hand from Bellew! Haye eats it, but that hurt. Bellew closing in and smells blood, clearly. Haye swings a wild overhand right, missing badly. He thinks he needs a home run shot. His confidence is gone. Haye also looking winded now. Bellew just calmly stalking. Bellew right touches. Haye breathing heavily. A minute left in the round. Bellew not making mistakes, not fighting dumb here. Bellew with another right hand. Left to the body stops Haye for a moment. Bellew with another shot. Right to the body. Haye’s balance isn’t great and he’s looking flat gassed. To his credit, he’s fighting and looking for something big, but it’s all he’s doing now. Bellew looks 1000 percent confident. A couple more shots from Bellew close the round. Bellew 10-9, 38-36
Round 5: Bellew still not getting reckless. He knows the momentum is all his and that he’s got every advantage right now. Quick combo from Bellew, doesn’t get there but just the speed and timing of it had Haye a little rattled. HARD LEFT HOOK CATCHES HAYE SWINGING AND DOWN GOES DAVID HAYE AGAIN! Legs are gone. He’s gonna try to fight on. Bellew comes in, throws, and the referee stops it! Bellew TKO-5