Haye injury talk sees Bellew odds slashed for upset victory

Mark Robinson

Tony Bellew’s odds have been cut from 5/1 to 4/1 ahead of his massive clash with David Haye.

Unfounded rumours of an injury hampering Haye’s build-up have seen the two-weight world champion head out from 1/7 to 1/6 on.

Bookie Betway is also offering even-money on post-fight embrace.

Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Rumours of David Haye’s achilles niggle have had the betting markets wavering a bit. Though Tony Bellew is still the definite underdog, he’s been backed into 4/1 from 5/1 in the last 12 hours.

“Haye was solid at 1/7 for some time, but punters are clearly thinking the bigger odds on a fit Bellew are value and the Bermondsey boy has drifted out to 1/6.

“We’ve got a number of specials relating to the big night, offering 1/4 for the squabbling pair to touch gloves before the fight and evens they embrace after the final bell.”

Betway – Boxing:

Outright:David Haye 1/6
Draw 33/1
Tony Bellew 4/1

David Haye v Tony Bellew Specials:

Haye & Bellew to touch gloves pre-fight 1/4
Haye & Bellew to embrace post-fight 1/1
David Haye to win a WBC, WBA, WBO or IBF World Title in 2017 15/8
Haye & Bellew to have a rematch in 2017 5/2
Either fighter to be disqualified prior to the fight for unsportsmanlike conduct 10/1
Referee to initially announce the incorrect winner 25/1
Tony Bellew to win a WBC, WBA, WBO or IBF World Heavyweight title in 2017 25/1