The David Haye vs Tony Bellew rematch appears to be on months after their first fight earlier in 2017 where Bellew sprung the upset.
The hold up in negotiations this past while was likely down to good old haggling on money.
Before their first fight back in March, Tony Bellew no doubt would have been the perceived ‘B-Side’ of the negotiations.
But after shocking the world to stop David Haye last time out, inevitably his handlers probably held out for a much better split in his favor of him this time round.
The rematch is on though, at least on Haye’s part – with Haye himself confirming so a short time ago that terms are agreed:
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) September 19, 2017
The ball now appears to be firmly in the Liverpool man’s court, as Bellew weighs up all his options and considers what he’ll do next – and in what division.
Earlier in the year Bellew was linked with a fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder but with Wilder now confirmed to take on Luis Ortiz next, that makes the David Haye rematch all the more likely now that terms have been agreed.
The first bout between the two had some controversy in that Haye suffered injury and damaged his leg and Bellew also suffered injury, although it was not widely reported as Haye’s injury afterwards.
This will make the part two all the bigger – coupled with of course both men’s ability to talk and sell a fight of course.