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Exclusive: Eubank Jr. says Bellew only won because of injury, Haye without question wins rematch

Joe Hewlett 22/06/2017

Chris Eubank Jr.

David Haye has currently entered rehabilitation in a bid to recover from an achilles injury suffered in defeat to Tony Bellew back in March.

The heavyweight has made a pledge to return before the end of this year to continue his quest to become world champion once again.

Bellew, who is also hoping to become world champion, is open to the rematch as long as the money is right.

One man who is backing Haye to get back to full fitness and gain revenge if the rematch happens is close friend and fellow boxer Chris Eubank Jr.

“Does he beat Bellew if the fight is made? Of course he does. That’s not even a question or a debate,” Eubank Jr. exclusively told World Boxing News.

“The only reason he lost the fight was because of his achilles injury and even when he only had one leg to stand on, it took Bellew six rounds to end the fight. Plus it wasn’t actually stopped, it was the corner who threw the towel.

“I believe if he was 100% fit for that fight then it would have been a different story but now it’s up to him to prove that in the rematch so hopefully they can get it on again.”

Haye currently uploaded a video on his social media page to confirm that his tendon was 60% repaired.

Eubank Jr confirmed Haye’s claim, and insists the former two-weight world champion still has the hunger and desire to succeed.

“He’s doing great, slowly but surely getting back together. He still obviously can’t train fully and is still not walking proper, but David is adamant he’s going to be fighting again before the end of this year.

“The desire is there so he can get that rematch,” he added.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95