Former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye knows a thing or two about both fighters having fought one of them twice and been in training camps for the other twice.
The training camps referring to the two occasions where his fights with Tyson Fury fell out due to injury to Haye, where on both occasions, Haye pulled out near the last-minute.
David Haye officially retired this week from the sport of boxing and one of the highest praises he received was from none other than Bellew.
Speaking to The Sun, Haye said he’d like to see ‘The Bomber’ in there with Fury:
“I would like to see Bellew in there with Fury, I think that would be a great fight. Bellew has proved his credentials at heavyweight by beating me twice when no-one really gave him a shot.”
“I don’t believe Fury is the man of old. I believe the Tyson Fury that beat Wladimir Klitschko would handle Bellew pretty easily but I’m not sure that guy will ever be seen again.”
Fury and Bellew both at this time currently have no opponents confirmed next up but Fury does have a date in the form of August 18th on Carl Frampton’s Windsor Park stadium show in Belfast.
It would likely be too soon a date for the Bellew fight to happen and considering both men are with rival promoters and TV networks, it’s always going to prove to be a tricky fight in reality to make anyway.
The rival promoters referring to Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren and rival TV networks being Sky Sports and BT Sport.