Bellew defeats Haye with second knock-out

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"David Haye is an fantastic fighter, he just got caught in a slugfest".

"Timing is everything in this sport".

And while it took Bellew eleven rounds to get the job done the first time around, Haye - despite having a strong start - didn't look like the fighter he once was as the fight wore on.

Bellew said Haye being prepared to fight up close played to his own strengths and that his rival was "bringing a knife to a gun fight" by doing so.

Haye now has four defeats from 32 fights in a career during which he became only the second boxer after American Evander Holyfield to unify the cruiserweight titles and become a heavyweight world champion. "I will have to review it", he said. Victories over John Ruiz and Audley Harrison put him on a collision course with Wladimir Klitschko, the IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion.

"His first words when he hugged me were that I'd done him".

"I hope he stops now".

Click on the video above to get up to speed with the team's visit to Bellew v Haye 2.

"The problem is Tyson Fury is young; he is not Haye and 37 years old".

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Regardless of his claims he would rediscover the reflexes and power that had brought him such success, one of Britain's finest fighters looked older than ever when being dropped three times and to the extent he would be foolish to fight on.

Haye (28-4, 26 KOs), once the most exciting heavyweight in the world, was left flat on his face in the fifth round.

"I wish Tony [Bellew] nothing but the best".

But away from what Bellew calls the "circus", he faced family tragedy when brother-in-law Ashley died in a tragic accident in August while on holiday in Mexico.

"It's never good to make a decision when everything is up in the air".

The rematch was initially scheduled for last December, but Haye suffered a biceps injury in training and withdrew. "Emotionally, I haven't really been there this camp", Bellew revealed. It has been one of the worst I have had emotionally. My partner is broken. He had a great game plan and I had no answer. I left an empty seat in row B for him.

"When he fought [Mikkel] Kessler for the second time and I still haven't had that phone call".

Now he can not give it up, with his love of the limelight greater more attractive than putting his feet up and enjoying his hard-earned millions.

"I know he is watching me and he's smiling at me and laughing at me".

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