Tony Bellew gives David Haye hope of a rematch by confirming he will continue boxing
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 23/04/17 7:13am
Tony Bellew has fuelled speculation about a possible rematch with David Haye by confirming he will continue his boxing career.
Bellew admitted he considered retirement after stepping up to heavyweight to inflict an 11th round stoppage defeat on British rival Haye at The O2 in March.
But Bellew has decided to fight again after holding talks with his family and promoter Eddie Hearn, leaving the door open for a return bout with Haye, who ruptured his achilles in the sixth round of their grudge match.
Haye underwent surgery to reattach his achilles and has targeted a return to the ring before the end of the year.
A brutal battle also left with Bellew with badly damaged fists, but he hopes to avoid an operation on his broken right hand, which would have ruled him out for a five month spell.
The Haye rematch is not the only option for Bellew, who has admitted he could also target a world heavyweight title fight against either WBC champion Deontay Wilder or WBO title holder Joseph Parker.
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