Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte blames Tony Bellew for not saving the show he was meant to fight David Haye in a rematch on.
It was confirmed yesterday that David Haye due to an injury sustained to his left bicep was forced to pull out of his upcoming rematch against Liverpool’s Tony Bellew on December 17th.
The pair will fight in the new year at a rescheduled date to be announced soon.
With the rest of the card on December 17th been still a month away, there was an understanding that they were trying to find a replacement for Haye but yesterday Bellew took to Twitter to announce he will be taking the time to deal with a family death in light of Haye pulling out of the fight:
I’m sorry is all I can say! I was ready to go ahead with this fight regardless of my teams wishes but I always show up and get in and give it everything. I will sit down with @eddiehearn soon and will now use this time wisely with my family and get over the loss of our brother ?
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) November 20, 2017
Despite this, Dillian Whyte has vented his frustration at Bellew this morning:
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) November 21, 2017
As it stands it has not been confirmed that the December 17th show is cancelled or not in terms of the other undercard fights that were planned outside of Haye vs Bellew.
A press release advised fans yesterday that:
“All original tickets will be valid for the future date. Fans should visit their point of purchase should they require a refund.”