Tony Bellew has set his sights on a fight with either Andre Ward or Tyson Fury after his stunning fifth-round victory over David Haye in their rematch at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night. Bellew, who beat Haye 14 months ago, twice had his opponent on the canvas before a third knockdown brought the contest to a premature end.
Londoner Haye had been the 1/2 favourite for the fight, with Bellew available at 2/1 in the hours before the two men stepped into the ring. Ward officially retired last September with an unblemished 32-fight record, but Bellew’s camp believe he is keen to get back into action and would be open to facing the Liverpudlian.
Bellew’s other option is a clash with fellow Brit Tyson Fury, who will be permitted to box once more from June 9th after a two-year absence. However, promoter Eddie Hearn believes Fury will look to shake off his ring-rustiness against less formidable opponents before giving the green light to a fight with Bellew. Defeat for Haye could signal the end of his career, with Bellew revealing afterwards that he had pleaded with the 37-year-old to hang up his gloves.
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