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Tony Bellew vs David Haye report
Who won Bellew vs Haye II?
Tony Bellew beat David Haye by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 5th May 2018 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Also, on the undercard Paul Butler was defeated by Emmanuel Rodriguez for the IBF World Bantamweight championship, Lenroy Thomas lost to Joe Joyce for the CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight belt, Martin Joseph Ward was overcome by James Tennyson and John Ryder was victorious over Jamie Cox.
Bellew vs Haye II stats
Tony Bellew stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
David Haye made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Haye had a large advantage in power over Bellew, boosting at 93% knock out percentage over Bellew's 66%.
Tony Bellew was the younger man by 2 years, at 40 years old.
Haye had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Tony Bellew & David Haye fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bellew was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 year and 9 months later than Haye, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 87 less professional rounds, 51 to Haye's 138.
Tony Bellew went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Bellew vs Haye II form
Bellew had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated David Haye on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated BJ Flores on 15th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ilunga Makabu on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.
Before that, he had won against Mateusz Masternak on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Arturs Kulikauskis on 5th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
David Haye had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Tony Bellew on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Arnold Gjergjaj on 21st May 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Mark de Mori on 16th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 14th July 2012 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Upton Park, West Ham.
He had been beaten by Wladimir Klitschko on 2nd July 2011 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Imtech-Arena, Altona, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Bellew had been fighting more than David Haye.
Going to this contest, Tony Bellew had last fought 6 years, 3 months and 1 day ago, while David Haye's last outing had been 6 years, 3 months and 1 day ago.
Bellew's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Haye's last 5 fights had come over a period of 11 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
What time did Bellew vs Haye II start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Bellew vs Haye II?
Bellew vs Haye II was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Bellew vs Haye II?
Tony Bellew was a 47/25 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while David Haye made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.
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