Last week, reports began to circulate that David Haye and Tony Bellew were on the verge of agreeing to a rematch that would see them meeting for the second time this year.
Although the rematch had looked unlikely for some time with both fighters apparently unwilling to accept the demands of the other, David Haye has now confirmed that he has signed the bout agreement and is simply waiting for Bellew to put pen to paper.
— David Haye (@mrdavidhaye) September 19, 2017
Negotiations looked to be dead in the water last month after Eddie Hearn openly stated that he had given up on getting the rematch made as it was impossible to find a middle ground between the duo involved.
“I don’t think Bellew-Haye will happen. Although there were hugs and kisses in the ring after the fight, trying to get these two to agree to anything is a complete disaster.
“Tony Bellew feels like he got the win, so he should get the benefits of that win, and David Haye feels like Bellew still isn’t on his level.
“When you’re talking about ring walks, who goes first on the poster, changing rooms, splits – all this kind of stuff, it’s impossible.
“I think at this stage, Bellew-Haye II is virtually dead.”
However, with Haye now claiming that ‘both teams’ have agreed on all terms regarding the rematch, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before the fight is officially announced.