Tony Bellew mocks David Haye following ‘comedy’ Dave Channel announcement


Tony Bellew couldn’t contain himself following the announcement rival David Haye had agreed a new deal with UK TV channel Dave.

The deal, which will see five free fight nights aired per year, was confirmed on Wednesday but is unclear whether Haye himself will feature on the channel.

Bellew defeated Haye in March and has since been linked to a rematch.

On his Twitter feed, ‘The Bomber’ let Haye know his thoughts on the agreement.

Looking forward to this! I’m a big Bullseye fan also so hopefully you show this after the boxing?” said Bellew before tweeting again a short time later.

Former two-weight world champion Haye fought two bouts on the station in 2016, defeating Mark De Mori in January after coming back from over four years out and then following it up with a victory over Arnold Gjergjaj four months later.

A rematch with Bellew looks likely to be off the menu, for now, as Haye aims to rebuild his reputation ahead of a potential final world titlle fling.

An achilles injury, which was initially revealed days before the Bellew fight, has gone some way to cast doubt on whether the ‘Hayemaker’ would have gone down to the Liverpudlian if fully fit and two or three victories over the next twelve months would push even further towards erasing the damage done to Haye’s reputation.

Previously, the De Mori and Gjergjaj wins saw Haye receive some criticism for his choice of opponent, which may have to be rectified if the 35 year-old still harbours hopes of selling out The O2 on a regular basis.

Stepping up his oppositiion, potentially against the likes of Amir Mansour, Dominic Breazeale or Andy Ruiz, would do much to elevate Haye to a possible WBO title shot and a match-up against the winner of Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury in the spring or summer of 2018.