Tony Bellew defied the odds on Saturday night by beating former British heavyweight champion, David Haye.
In what was a much anticipated bought, both fighters started well with little to give between the two.
The fight took a dramatic turn in the sixth round when Haye appeared to overstep and suffer an Achilles injury. Despite reports of a ruptured Achilles, Haye showed tremendous heart to battle on and continue up until the 11th round.
Haye showed plenty of fight and spirit but in truth, the fight was there for Bellew to grab with both hands from the sixth round onwards. Haye’s mobility was limited and was forced to merely defend himself, as Bellew went in search of the winning punch.
The injury to Haye cannot be overlooked in what was an even bout in the opening five rounds.
Both fighters talked up a possible rematch in the aftermath of the main event and here are a few reasons why it must happen in the future.