Haye vs Bellew: Tony Bellew could beat Deontay Wilder, says Eddie Hearn
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 05/03/17 11:45am
Tony Bellew’s bold proclamation that he wants to fight world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been backed up by his promoter, Eddie Hearn.
WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew stopped Haye inside 11 rounds of his heavyweight debut and immediately set sights on becoming a two-weight title-holder.
Hearn told Bellew post-fight: "If you beat Haye, who professes to be one of the best heavyweights in the world, then Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker - why not?
If you beat Haye, who professes to be one of the best heavyweights in the world, then Deontay Wilder or Joseph Parker - why not?
"One of the biggest fights in British boxing history [Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko] is April 29 - I believe Britain can have two world heavyweight champions because I believe he can beat Wilder and Parker. Why not?
"People have been writing him off for his whole career."
Watch Bellew discuss his plans to become a world heavyweight champion alongside Hearn and Anthony Joshua in the video at the top of this page.