The heavyweight rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye has been rescheduled for May 5.
Former cruiserweight world champion Bellew and former heavyweight champ Haye had been due to renew their rivalry on Dec. 17, only for the fight to be postponed after Haye tore his bicep in an accident on a stairwell.
Bellew claimed a stunning victory in their first meeting March 4, defying the odds as Haye was rendered immobile by an ankle injury, leading his corner to throw in the towel in the 11th round.
In a statement, Bellew expressed his desire to end Haye’s career and then take on another former world heavyweight champion in Tyson Fury, who has not fought since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
“I’m pleased to get a new date in the diary and I look forward to giving boxing fans a great night on May 5,” Bellew said. “To be honest I was looking forward to a great victory in December and a relaxing family break over Christmas but my mind is still very much on this fight and I will punish him for that.
“I now have a very clear plan for 2018 and that is to knock out David Haye and then knock out Tyson Fury and end both their careers but first things first I need to rid the sport of David Haye on May 5 and I look forward to doing this in what I believe will be an explosive fight.”
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) December 5, 2017