After an entertaining contest earlier this year, Tony Bellew and David Haye will fight for a second time at London’s O2 Arena on December 17th.

An entertaining build up led to a brutal contest between both fighters with Bellew coming out on top in the eleventh round when Haye’s corner threw the towel. This was after Haye had ruptured his achilles in the sixth, but, was determined to fight on.

Speaking to Matchroom Boxing, Bellew insisted that he will keep the same mindset from the first fight.

I will have the exact same attitude I had going into the first fight – win at all costs, I will be victorious on December 17 and I will end David Haye’s career. Another loss to me closes the curtain on the Hayemaker.

This isn’t personal anymore, it’s strictly business. This is just another fight. My world has been put into perspective in the last four weeks, it’s been the toughest four weeks of my family’s lives and I will dedicate my victory on December 17 to my late brother-in-law.

Haye on the other hand, believes Bellew will not beat him for a second time and feels fitter than he did for the first fight.

He 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!

On December 17, I will relish the opportunity to re-write the ending of the Haye Bellew story.

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