Hearn: Bellew Still Has A Fight In 2017

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Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has said Tony Bellew will box again this year, after claiming victory in his debut as heavyweight.

Bellew beat Haye in the 11th round of their March 4 clash, with the Londoner sustaining an Achilles injury in the sixth round, before Shane McGuigan threw in the towel to put Haye out of his misery.

The fight had an effect on both fighters, as Bellew claimed to have broken his hand and also placed some uncertainty on his future.

However, Bellew’s promoter Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ on Monday that ‘Bomber’ will fight again this year, with a possible rematch against Haye among the options.

“We’re going to fight this year, 100 percent,” said Hearn.

“Like Tony [Bellew] said, the decision will be made by him and his family and it’s my job to present the opportunities to him. I believe the Haye rematch will be one of those opportunities.

“Part of Tony Bellew wanted to beat him fully fit. There are some unanswered questions.

“It was an epic event, it was a thrilling fight but the Haye rematch certainly remains one of the biggest fights out there for both guys.

“For Haye the only fight out there is the Tony Bellew rematch. For Tony there’s the Haye rematch, there’s Joseph Parker, there’s Deontay Wilder, there’s Tyson Fury, there’s plenty of options.”



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