Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has vowed to knock out WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew when the pair meet in London next spring.
‘The Hayemaker’ is fully confident of dispatching Bellew in their top division meeting on March 4, a pay-per-view contest which will end a further ten-month absence from the ring for the big-punching 35 year-old.
“The public demand for me to violently knockout Tony ‘The Bell-End’ Bellew was simply too strong,” said Haye.
“The country is fed up of his constant yapping. Even in his home town of Liverpool, I would be stopped in the street by people begging me to spectacularly send him into retirement.
“Bellew is completely delusional if he thinks he can beat me. He still thinks he’s on the set of Creed and there will be some kind of Rocky style happy ending. But come March 4th at The 02 in London I will bring reality crashing down on him.
“I’ve earned my credentials the hard way inside the ring, not on film sets. There will be no second takes, no stunt men taking the blows and no flashing lights on the red carpet, the only lights Bellew will see are those of the spot lights shining down on him when he wakes up from his nap on the canvas,” he added.
The all-UK grudge match has already captured the imagination of the British fans and is set to be accompanied by a stacked undercard featuring a host of Matchroom talent at the O2 Arena.