Tony Bellew Boxes with Broken Hand
Tony Bellew, “Bomber” the WBC world cruiserweight champion, fighting at heavyweight for his first time, injured his hand in the early rounds in his fight with David Haye. Bellew ended the match in the 11th round over an injury-stricken Haye. The loser was also suffering from a suspected Achilles injury from the sixth round.
The “Bomber” Knocks Haye Through the Ropes
Bellew knocked Haye through the ropes to win the heavyweight boxing match despite his injured hand. Bellew told Sky Sports News HQ, “It’s damaged and it’s swollen. I did it in the second round. I hit him with a hard right hand to the body and two straight into the solar plexus. I could see him physically deteriorating round by round.”
Following his win Bellew challenged Deontay Wilder, the WBC world heavyweight champion. Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the request. He also confirmed WBO champion Joseph Parker had made contact following Bellew’s success. The “Bomber” said, “Parker is a fight I can win. And so is the Wilder fight. In all honesty, these heavyweights are slower than me and I am a guy who is not known for his speed.”
Bellew had some special words for the heavyweight contender, Dillian Whyte who called him out in the wake of his win. Bellew said, “Dillian Whyte was the guy saying I was going to get blasted. He was saying I was going to get smoked. So Dillian pipe down, you are domestic level. That’s the only thing I have got to say to Dillian Whyte.”