Bellew vs Haye 2 Live : On Saturday night at London’s O2 Arena, a line will be drawn under a rivalry which has been a focal point in British boxing, so much so that around 750,000 signed up to watch them fight on pay-per-view 14 months ago.
In BBC Sport’s big-fight preview, our boxing correspondent Mike Costello points to revenge, world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has his say and we tell you about the all-star Sunday league team Bellew is assembling for retirement.
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Bellew, 35, – who pushed Haye at Thursday’s news conference – has spoken of the pride he will take in leaving Haye with nowhere to turn in his career.
Both men are lighter than last time and have threatened a fight packed with speed rather than brawling.
Haye weighed in at 220lbs on Friday lunchtime, 4lbs down on the pair’s last meeting.
Bellew had predicted his opponent would come in lighter, while conceding that poses him greater threat, so it was perhaps unsurprising he too scaled down by more than 3lbs to 210lbs.
Bunce’s analysis will fall in line with the plan Haye says his new trainer has mapped out.
Ismael Salas joined the Hayemaker camp following last year’s defeat and the Cuban wants his charge to be spiteful early on, breaking Bellew up for the later rounds.
Bellew meanwhile is now the owner of 10 terraced houses he rents out thanks to his earnings last time out and admits he has hardly any time left in the ring.
A meeting with the winner of the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament – who will hold all four titles in the division by the end of this summer – could well be his final outing and he has admitted it is one he has thought about.
Saturday will prove key in deciding if a remarkable career ends in a flourish. Few could argue Bellew has given himself to boxing. A man who weighed 15 stone at the age of 15 somehow boiled himself down to 12st 7lbs to compete at light-heavyweight in his early 30s.
He also used to box before starting shifts as a doorman at a Liverpool nightclub and he worked shifts in a pillow factory in his early years in the ring.
What has followed has seen him win 29 of his 32 bouts, claim a cruiserweight world title and star in Hollywood movie Creed.