Whyte Also Calls To Replace Haye In Bellew Fight
Following the same route as Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte has called on himself to replace David Haye as Tony Bellew’s next opponent.
The WBC Silver heavyweight champion took to Twitter after it was revealed that former world champion Haye had withdrawn from his proposed rematch with ‘Bomber’.
Haye had been set to meet Bellew in a return of their March clash, which Bellew won by 11th round stoppage, on December 17 at the O2 Arena in London.
Haye has been shut down for the foreseeable future due to a torn left bicep due to a training accident over the weekend.
Whyte, was last in the ring on October 28th on the Anthony Joshua-Carlos Takam undercard when he beat Robert Helenius.
Whyte would go as far as to tweet his promoter, Eddie Hearn, shortly after the news broke, saying:
“Let’s not let the boxing fans down. I will fight Bellew in December and beat him up, even without a proper training camp.”
Bellew’s coach Dave Coldwell has said that there will be discussions with Hearn as to what will happen next, and it seems that they won’t involve Whyte.
“I’m gutted that the rematch with David has been postponed, both for myself but more for the fans,” said Bellew. “I’ve had a tough camp with a lot going on in my life but was ready to repeat my win from March.
“I’ll get over this disappointment over Christmas with my family and will be straight back into camp for a new date, it’s a big disappointment but as always I leave my career in the hands of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing who will get me back in there ASAP.”