David Haye takes on Tony Bellew on Saturday –– and here is everything, via Instant Boxing, that you need to know about the fight…
When is David Haye v Tony Bellew?
The heavyweight clash takes place on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
What time is David Haye v Tony Bellew?
The coverage of the card begins at approximately 5pm.
The main event is scheduled to go ahead from 10.45pm.
Where is David Haye vs. Tony Bellew?
The fight is taking place at the O2 Arena in London.
This will be Haye’s third fight at the venue in 22 months after his demolition of Mark de Mori in his comeback fight last January before taking out ‘The Cobra’ Arnold Gjergjaj inside two rounds four months later.
Where/how can I watch it?
Sky TV / Sky Q Box
Press box office, select sports and events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event. Press select and the buy screen will be displayed. Press select to confirm your order. Enter your pin if prompted.
You can only record the event by using this method.
Alternatively, press the green button to book whenever you see a Haye vs Bellew advertisement on-screen.
Select ‘Sport’ on your menu and then select ‘Box Office’ within the sport menu at the bottom of five/six options.
To book, go to my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/
There is no surcharge for online bookings.
To order the event, call 03442 410888 (0818 220 225 from ROI) (There may be a £2 booking fee for telephone bookings). There is a £5/€5 surcharge for bookings made via the phone from midnight, Friday, March 4, to 1am, Sunday, March 5.
Streaming (PC/Desktop/Mac, NOW TV box, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet)
You can book and stream the fight whether you’re a Sky customer or not – it’s your choice to watch via our dedicated website, via the Sky Sports Box Office app on your mobile or tablet devices, or via your NOW TV box.
First, visit skysports.com/boxofficelive to book and pay. Then on fight night itself, you can either sign in to watch on the same website; download the SSBO App and log in to watch there; or access the stream on your NOW TV box.
Please contact your operator.
Speak to your local Sky Sports venue to find out about watching the event there. Go to pubfinder.sky.com for more information.
Sky Box Office terms and conditions apply
The event will start at 6pm on Saturday, March 4, on Sky Sports Box Office (Channel 491) and Sky Sports Box Office HD (Channel 492), until 1am, Sunday, March 5.
The event is priced at £16.95 for UK customers, €21.95 for Republic of Ireland customers, up until midnight on Friday, March 3. Thereafter £16.95/€21.95 (ROI) across all “self-service” bookings (remote control/online) and £21.95/€26.95 (ROI) if booked via the phone (either IVR or agent) but note an additional £2 booking fee if via an agent still applies.
The event price will revert back to £16.95/€21.95 (ROI) from 1am, Sunday, March 5.
Two repeat showings (full duration) will be shown at 9am and 4pm (last showing) on Sunday, March 5.
What’s the back story?
Tony ‘The Bomber’ Bellew made it very clear he wanted this fight.
Immediately after capturing the WBC cruiserweight title, Bellew called Haye out.
He [Bellew] defended his belt against BJ Flores, who he claims is Haye’s ‘nightclub buddy’, then Haye agreed to fight him.
There have been heated exchanges, plenty of expletives thrown back and forth, your routine pushing and shoving and even an early punch swung [by Haye at their maiden press conference back in November] but on Saturday night their grudge match will finally be put to bed with only one man walking away victorious.
What are Haye and Bellew predicting?
Haye is planning a fifth-round knockout and said: “The last guy I had the most beef with was Dereck Chisora. As I promised everybody, I knocked him out in five rounds. Before that he hadn’t been knocked out, hadn’t even been knocked down [but] exactly as I predicted I knocked him out in 5 and he’s never been knocked down since. I’m telling you now, I’m knocking out Tony Bellew.”
Underdog Bellew is confident of victory. He said: “I can see why they’d think he’d beat me. He’s very fast, a fantastic athlete, but I know boxing, I’ve been in this game a long time, I’m an established name in my own right. I’m going to win Saturday night. I couldn’t tell you how. It’s going to be tough, it’s going to get hard, it’s going to get brutal at some stage, and when it does I’m going take over. The fat guy is going to get him.”
What does the form look like?
David Haye’s last three fights
David Haye TKO win against Arnold Gjergjaj
David Haye TKO win against Mark de Mori
David Haye TKO win against Dereck Chisora
Tony Bellew last three fights
Bellew TKO win against BJ Flores
Bellew TKO win against Ilunga Makabu
Bellew unanimous decision win against Mateusz Masternak
What else is on the card?
Ohara Davies vs. Derry Mathews –– 12 rounds super-lightweight for former’s WBC Silver title
Sam Eggington vs. Paulie Malignaggi –– 12 rounds welterweight for former’s WBC International title
Lee Selby vs. Andoni Gago –– 10 rounds featherweight
Ted Cheeseman vs. Jack Sellars –– 10 rounds super-welterweight
Katie Taylor vs. Monica Gentili –– six-two-minute rounds lightweight
David Allen vs. Dave Howe –– six rounds heavyweight
Craig Glover vs. Jake Bonnalie –– four rounds cruiserweight