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Bellew vs Haye: David Coldwell and Tony Bellew devastated by rematch postponement
Last Updated: 21/11/17 8:12am
David Coldwell admits Tony Bellew was devastated by David Haye's postponement but expects him to deal with it and "go again"...
Haye postpones rematch
A bicep injury has forced David Haye to try and re-schedule the rematch with bitter rival Tony Bellew.
I'm just absolutely gutted. You can't really explain that sick feeling in your stomach and the look on Tony's face when he was telling me about...
He's still got to deal with loads and he's still got to go through loads as a fighter. This doesn't end for Tony Bellew right now but he's got to pick himself up and go again. He will.
He's gone through a lot in this camp. There's been a lot going on in his life and he just puts everything to one side when he walks into that gym, he's done his work and it has been the hardest camp he's been through.
It just seems like it was all done for nothing. We are devastated.
All the work you've done, the time you've had away from the family - the things you've missed out on your kids doing - it's all for nothing. Then you've just got to process, digest and then deal with it.
Tony is a very strong-minded person and what he has shown me in how he's dealt with everything, my respect for him has gone up another level. Now let's see what's going to happen, what dates we're looking at and see where we go from there.
This doesn't end for Tony Bellew right now, but he's got to pick himself up and go again. He will.
He got himself in great shape. The last 10 days in camp I have been really happy with him and impressed.
Now we have to see what's going to happen, what dates we're looking at and see where we go from here. He's still got to deal with loads and he's still got to go through loads as a fighter.
He sent me a text this morning and he's keen to keep on it. He knows we're not going to be training on full-throttle until we've got a date, but he wants to carry on doing what he's been doing and keep working.
That's good and by the time he will fight he will be even better than he was. That is the flip-side, but it's hard to digest the flip-side at the moment, that's all.