In an interview given to Sky Sports, WBC Cruiserweight Champion Tony Bellew has claimed that a fight between him and David Haye is already on the cards.
The boxer further claimed that discussions have already begun regarding the fight between the two camps.
This statement from Bellew came after he won the WBC Cruiserweight title on May 29th. The boxer was fighting Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in Liverpool.
Makabu started the bout strongly as he knocked down Bellew in the first round and hopes of Bellew winning the title looking to be far fetched at that point.
However, after coming into his stride in the third, the English boxer enjoyed the best moment of his career as he knocked out Ilunga Makabu.
After winning the fight, Bellew unexpectedly turned towards Haye as he asked the Londoner to stop fighting “clowns”.
“Come back down to your natural weight and fight a real cruiserweight, because you have had long enough fighting clowns on that joke channel,’ yelled the Liverpool-born boxer.
“We are in talks. The two of us are speaking at the moment and we’ll see where it goes but I want to fight the ‘Haye-faker’,” Bellew told Sky Sports News HQ.
Just hours after Bellew challenged him Haye responded by posting a video on his Instagram account.
The boxer claimed that he will happily fight the cruiserweight Champion and will “smash him to bits”.
However, as stated by Haye, that will happen after he first knocks out Shannon Briggs in his upcoming fight, a fight that will interest those looking to place a bet with the bookmakers such as Paddy Power.
He further claimed that he is knocking out all the people who are talking too much, and Bellew should get ready to be on that list.