Tony Bellew and Haye embraced in the ring afterwards following months of verbal sparring before getting in the ring and putting on one hell of a fight tonight.
A proper heavyweight boxing match that had a bit of everything. Knockdowns, big punches, wobbles, twists, turns and ultimately a towel thrown in.
Tony Bellew shocked the sports world as a 50/1 underdog to win by stoppage according to some reports, to take big pre-favorite David Haye out inside the distance.
A fight full of drama that saw massive heart from Haye to his credit, who battled on clearly through injury in the mid rounds.
It appeared to be a severe ankle injury to Haye but also to his credit he didn’t use it as an excuse afterwards. Perhaps he had learned from the now infamous baby toe excuse to Wladimir Klitschko a few years back.
Following the fight it was great to see both men show mutual respect together, as both Bellew and Haye joined one another in a post-fight interview afterwards.
Here’s what they said: