Tony Bellew vs David Haye 2 Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
May 02, 2018
British rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye collide again in high-stakes London rematch
Former world heavyweight champion David Haye (28-3, 26 KOs) will look to avenge his shock defeat to Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) when the pair meet once again for their rematch this weekend in London.
At the O2 Arena, Haye is aiming to bounce back from that massive upset at the hands of his Liverpudlian rival, having picked up an Achilles injury in the sixth round before being stopped in the 11th of their initial bout.
Next up, 14 months on from that first encounter in the capital, both men are out to secure a momentous victory here.
Bellew will look to prove his win first time around wasn’t a one-off ‘fluke’, while Haye is still attempting to get back on track in the heavyweight division.
Despite that defeat in March last year, ‘the Hayemaker’ will enter the rematch as the odds-on 4/9 favourite with William Hill to gain his revenge on home soil.
Meanwhile, Merseysider Bellew is regarded as the 7/4 outsider with Coral to repeat last year’s heroics and potentially end Haye’s career in the process on Saturday night.
Repeat or revenge in London rematch?
The animosity between former world heavyweight champion Haye and previous cruiserweight titlist Bellew has lightened from their heated initial match-up.
But there’s still needle between the pair and both know the high stakes on the line come fight night. A second successive win for Bellew would surely spell the end for Haye’s career at the top, while success for the latter could propel him back among the other heavyweight title contenders.
Londoner Haye looked far from his sharpest even before sustaining the sickening injury last time out, while that setback at the midway point of the bout saw him struggle to compete at all.
At the age of 38 and in light of such serious injuries, it’s unclear whether his body is fully recovered and if he can once again challenge across 12 rounds.
Of course, if Haye’s leg does hold up and he’s able to impose his usual style on proceedings, being the natural heavyweight and bigger puncher he should be more than capable of getting the job done.
The experienced former two-weight champion is 4/5 with Paddy Power to knock out Bellew and avenge that somewhat embarrassing 2017 loss. He is also 11/3 with Betfair to prevail by decision, but that’s an outcome that would still be met with criticism against a natural cruiserweight.
If Haye seriously wants to once again get the big names such as Anthony Joshua and challenge for a title, he needs an eye-catching KO to help his cause.
He is 16/5 with Paddy Power to end Bellew’s night within rounds 5-8 in his own backyard, but after the drama of the duo’s first clash, anything could happen this weekend.
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