By Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer at O2 29 August 2017 marked the fourth anniversary of…Read more
A night of boxing to remember at The O2
The 20,000 in attendance at The O2 on Saturday evening turned up and witnessed something memorable during the #HayeBellew fight. Many had backed an easy night for David Haye with the odds stacked firmly against Tony Bellew. But this is top level sport and backing the underdog has become a trend of late.
The fight had everything with Bellew breaking his hand in the third round and David Haye tearing his Achilles in a dramatic sixth round which saw Haye go down three times and Bellew the once. Both men gave everything and leading up to the eleventh round it was tough to call. Then came the dramatic moment. Bellew caught Haye with a unanswered combo which unbalanced Haye and he fell into the ropes. Groggy on his feet and with an eight count from the referee, in came the towel from Haye’s trainer Shane McGuigan.
Tony Bellew had done it, the man everyone said couldn’t step up to heavyweight had defeated and possibly retired the former heavyweight champion of the world.
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