Tony Bellew has said he will send David Haye into retirement when the two British heavyweight rivals meet again in a rematch at the 02 Arena in London on December 17th.
Bellew from Liverpool upset the odds to defeat the former WBA champions and believes that the 36-year-old will be forced into retirement when the two meet again later this year.
“I’m happy that this is taking place,” Bellew told Sky Sports News. “This is what the fans want, this is what everybody is clamouring for. I am going to turn up and prevail once again.
“It’s been a long time coming and I’m just happy it’s happening now.
“No I don’t need it, but I said I would do it again. David talks an awful lot and there has been so many things that have gone on in negotiations.
“When it all really comes down to it, December 17, O2 Arena. I will end David Haye’s career, because a second loss to me will close the door on his fabulous career.
“A brilliant fighter, a fantastic athlete, but mark my words, my style is all wrong for David Haye. On December 17, the Hayemaker show ends at the hands of me.”
Bellew claimed victory over Haye in March with an 11th round stoppage however it was revealed that Haye had injured his achilles midway through the bout.
Bellew went on to say “David’s attributes have never changed,” said the Merseysider. “He’s electrifying in those first three rounds, extremely dangerous, but once that sting goes out the tail, he has a problem.
“I will see out those first three or four rounds and then I will bring educated pressure. I will stop David Haye, probably quicker than last time also.
“As long as the fight goes, it’s going to end badly for him, believe you me when I say it.”
Haye has also split from trainer Shane McGuigan also former trainer of Belfast’s Carl Frampton and Dungannons Conrad Cummings.
“Last time the script was thrown out the window and the unpredictability of sport revealed itself in its most raw form,” Haye said.
“Bellew somehow won the lottery in our first fight, but believe me, he won’t win the lottery twice.
“I’ve been training every day for over six months. I already feel fitter, stronger and more athletic than I did for our first showdown. I will relish the opportunity to re-write the ending of the Haye-Bellew story
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