Fri, May 4, 4:48pm by Staff Writer
The world of heavyweight boxing is currently thriving and this weekend sees another exciting match up in store for the weight division.
On Sunday morning (AEST) we see the rematch between English arch rivals Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO’s) and David Haye (28-3, 26 KO’s) at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Bellew and Haye are two of the more vocal personalities within the fight game and the build up to their second encounter has been more than entertaining.
The rematch is long awaited after being originally scheduled for December, which was subsequently postponed due to Haye suffering a bicep injury ahead of the bout and follows the first fight between the pair last March.
The initial bout between the two saw Haye enter the ring a heavy favourite. However, after an evenly contested first five rounds he suffered a torn achilles, significantly hampering his movement.
To his credit, Haye continued with the fight but Bellew was able to take advantage of the situation and finish Haye in the 11th round.
This time around Haye also enters the bout a clear favourite at $1.42 to atone for the first fight, with Bellew rated a $2.72 chance to salute once again in this grudge match.
For punters, there are a host of betting options available for the contest. Outside of head to head, options include method of victory (Haye Decision or KO, Bellew Decision or KO and Draw), individual round betting and grouped round betting.
The favoured option for method of victory for each fighter is Haye by KO/TKO at $1.83 and Bellew by KO/TKO at $4.33 with the Draw available at $34.
With David Haye a previous force at heavyweight, which has included a reign as WBA heavyweight champion between 2009 and 2011, he enters Saturday night’s fight a justifiable favourite.
However, with only four bouts since losing his WBA title in July 2011 to Wladimir Klitschko, Haye does possess a significant disadvantage in ring activity.
Bellew in the same time period has had 17 fights where two fights ago he defended his WBC cruiserweight title. He is currently riding a nine fight winning streak.
However, Bellew will only be competing at heavyweight for the second time in his 32 fight professional career. A fit and firing David Haye at heavyweight is quite the proposition and he looks the goods to wear down Bellew over the middle rounds to take the win via KO/TKO in the second half of the fight.
Suggested Bet: David Haye Round 7 – 12 (Alternative Group Round Betting 1) @ $4.33
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