Tony Bellew distances himself from talk of a rematch with David Haye

The Bomber stunned his more favoured foe on Saturday night stopping veteran heavyweight Haye in the 11th round of a thrilling fight at the O2

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Tony Bellew has distanced himself from talk of a rematch with David Haye.

The Bomber stunned his more favoured foe on Saturday night stopping veteran heavyweight Haye in the 11th round of a thrilling fight at London’s O2.

Haye has already lent his support to the idea of going toe to toe again.

But Bellew insists it’ll take something special for him to step into the ring with anyone again, let alone Haye.

"It will take something very, very big to draw me out of that bed," he said.

"My next decision will not be made with David Haye or boxing in mind, the next decision will be made with me and my family.

"I can't tell you, 'Yes I am going to retire', I can't tell you, 'Yes I'm going to fight again'. The true fact is I don't know.

"I am going to take time. I know what my coach wants, he wants me to stop because it is the perfect time to do it."

Bellew's trainer Dave Coldwell insists his fighter has nothing left to prove.

"He has achieved everything that needs to be achieved," he said.

"His dream was to fight for a world title at Goodison Park and become world champion.

"We achieved that and this (Haye fight) was the icing on top. He did what everyone said he couldn't do and beat David Haye.

"I want him to walk away safe and sound and enjoy the rest of his life with his family."

 

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