David Haye vs Tony Bellew as it happened: Haye beaten after suffering suspected Achilles injury

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Re-live the heavyweight fight at the O2 Arena

Tony Bellew defeated David Haye in a stunning upset at London's O2 Arena after taking full advantage of an ankle injury that the ex-heavyweight world champion suffered in the sixth round, with Shane McGuigan pulling Haye out of the fight in the 11th round.

Bellew impressed in the opening round as he looked to pick Haye off with a number of counters, but Haye grew into the fight and started to dominate as he looked for the big knockout.

However, Haye appeared to slip midway through the sixth round, and he immediately glanced down at his right foot before limping back to his corner. Haye was in obvious discomfort, but wanted to continue the fight and valiantly fought on. Bellew grew in confidence though, and in the 11th round he landed a left hook that sent Haye crashing through the ropes and brought in the towel from McGuigan.

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When is it?

The fight will take place on Saturday 4 March at London’s O2 Arena.

What time will it start?

The first fights of the night start from 5.10pm, with Haye and Bellew expected to make their ring entrances around 10.30pm.

Where can I watch it?

The main event and the undercard will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.

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Who’s on the undercard?

Sam Eggington vs Paulie Malignaggi
WBC international welterweight title, 12 rounds

Ohara Davies vs Derry Matthews
WBC silver super lightweight title, 12 rounds

Lee Selby vs Andoni Gago
Super-featherweight, 10 rounds

Ted Cheeseman vs Jack Sellars
Super-welterweight, 10 rounds

Katie Taylor vs Monica Gentili
Lightweight, 6 rounds

David Allen vs David Howe
Heavyweight, 6 rounds

Craig Glover vs Jake Bonallie
​Cruiserweight, 4 rounds

What are their records?

Wins, wins by knockout, losses, draws

Haye: W28 KO26 L2 D0

Bellew: W28 KO18 L2 D1

Who will win?

 

What are they saying?

David Haye: “On Saturday night you will see a real destruction job. Knocking him down for 10 seconds does nothing for me. I'm predicting a quick knock-out, a showreel knockout, a violent knock-out...

“He's got under my skin, he's chased me for a year-and-a-half, really made things personal. I'll make sure he never, ever, ever does that again.”

Tony Bellew: “It’s going to take a big shot to land right on the chin to drop me. People don’t drop me with shots on the temple. As any fighter does, we all go down. Very few get up.

“I’ve done it on multiple occasions. Once he sees that I can keep coming after he’s landed something of decent size, that’s when his will is going to fall apart.”

What are the odds?

Odds provided by 888.com

Haye: 2/13

Bellew: 4/1

Haye by KO: 1/4

Haye by points: 13/2

Bellew by KO: 13/2

Bellew by decision: 16/1