Former heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion David Haye using new techniques to avoid injury against Bellew in the rematch.
In the pair’s entertaining heavyweight scrap back in March it was evident that David Haye’s body broke down on him on the night.
Both he and Bellew suffered injuries in the contest at the 02 Arena last March, but Haye’s perhaps more noticeable as essentially he boxed on one leg for spells in the fight before getting stopped.
He damaged his Achilles tendon on the night and subsequently had to have surgery afterwards.
Indeed, it’s not the first injury that the knockout artist from London has had to contend with during an entertaining and always explosive career (for the most part).
That has raised the question from some writers about how, a now 36 year old David Haye, will hold up physically in the rematch come December 17th.
Some have suggested that such an immediate turnaround following such a significant injury may bring up problems with it again.
Not the case Haye has said however. Speaking to the Metro UK he confirmed:
“Yes, I’ve had stuff specially made, I tape my ankles now. I put this lace-up thing on it, then I put on my boxing boots, which have reconstructive support, my legs will be fine.”
Haye appeared to be in calm mood for the most part at this week’s press conference with Bellew overall.
A more chilled character who credited his new trainer for giving him new philosophies to not just his boxing, but in life.
The bout will once again take place at London’s 02 Arena but on a Sunday night this time – just before Christmas on December 17th.