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David Haye v Tony Bellew 2 predictions, betting tips & fight preview: Haye to gain revenge

Leigh Copson 22 Apr 2018
  • David Haye v Tony Bellew 2 takes place on Saturday, May 5
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Tony Bellew and David Haye (credit: Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

David Haye v Tony Bellew predictions for the rescheduled rematch on Saturday, May 5. Will David Haye avenge his shock defeat to Tony Bellew or will ‘Bomber’ beat the former world heavyweight champion once again? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

David Haye v Tony Bellew 2 Predictions


David Haye v Tony Bellew 2 Betting Tips Explained


Tony Bellew’s stoppage win against David Haye was one of biggest upsets boxing saw in 2017, but on May 5 ‘The Hayemaker’ will have an opportunity to avenge that loss because he will step back into the ring with ‘Bomber’ at the o2 Arena in London. So will Haye get his revenge or will lightning strike twice as Bellew beats the former world heavyweight champion and possibly sends him into retirement?

Before I go any further we should take a look back at the first meeting between the pair. Cruiserweight champion Bellew went into it as a big underdog with the bookmakers and a shock did not appear to be on the cards as Haye took control of the fight in the early rounds, taking a 4-1 lead on the scorecards of most experts and pundits.

However, the former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion suffered an horrific Achilles injury in the sixth and momentum swung in Bellew’s favour. Haye was able to overcome one knockdown, but when he was sent crashing to the mat and got tangled up in the ropes in the 11th, his corner team decided enough was enough and threw in the towel.

A rematch between the two men was soon signed for December 2017, but Haye was forced to withdraw from the bout when he suffered an arm injury that required surgery. The fight was not cancelled though, it was merely postponed and the two men will now meet on Saturday, May 5.

So who wins it?

That last meeting with Bellew was Haye’s first real fight since the knockout win over Dereck Chisora in July 2012, because those two comeback bouts he had in 2016 were – quite frankly – farcical. In no way did they get him ready for a man like Bellew, who had been fighting up to three times a year during Haye’s retirement, and I believe ‘The Hayemaker’ was guilty of underestimating ‘Bomber’ in their first meeting. He will not make the same mistake here.

I expect the first few rounds to play out just like they did in the first meeting. Bellew will adopt a cautious approach as he tries to avoid Haye’s power punches, but he will get picked apart by that ‘Hayemaker’ jab once again and as the former world champion builds up a lead on the scorecards, ‘Bomber’ will be forced to take a more aggressive approach. When that happens he will open himself up to more of Haye’s power punches and as a result one – or a combination of them – will end the fight.

David Haye v Tony Bellew 2 Betting Odds


* Odds correct at time of publication (09:23 BST on Sunday, April 22).


David Haye v Tony Bellew 2 Tale Of The Tape

David Haye v Tony Bellew Tale Of The Tape

DAVID HAYETALE OF THE TAPETONY BELLEW
31FIGHTS32
28 (26 KOs)WINS29 (19KOs)
3LOSSES2
0DRAWS1
84%KO%59%
133TOTAL ROUNDS211
6' 3"HEIGHT6' 3"
78"REACH74"
ORTHODOXSTANCEORTHODOX
BERMONDSEY, LONDONBIRTHPLACELIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
37AGE35

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