The face of defeat: Tony Bellew stops David Haye in fifth round

David Haye

"He has got insane power but I did say from the start, with his style, age is an important factor".

By his own admission, Bellew was not mentally ready for a rematch in late 2017, which was postponed when Haye needed surgery on a biceps injury.

Meanwhile, Bellew has options to fight big names at heavyweight or return to cruiserweight where he has already talked about taking on undefeated (although now retired) superstar Andre Ward.

The rivalry with Haye has delivered Bellew the two biggest pay days of his career as their heated exchanges drew in fans on pay-per-view television. Tony Bellew knocked down opponent with a strong left punch.

He knows it inside out, mentally, physically and historically, and that goes beyond the repeat win over David Haye. Haye got right back up, but didn't look like he fully recovered.

Asked whether he would still be receptive to a call from Eddie Hearn, Bellew's promoter, Ward again dodged the issue and pointed out he had heard nothing more from the Matchroom chief since the idea of a second bout with Carl Froch was floated in 2013.

Meanwhile, Froch added: "David Haye should retire". Haye, on the other hand, will have to evaluate his choices as to fight on or not.

Haye was clearly hurt, and Bellew followed up with another sledgehammer of a right, this time to the top of the head.

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Round 3: Each man gets a chance to land their respective jabs in the first minute of the round. The punch crashed into Haye's chin, sending him to the canvas awkwardly as his left leg remained slack and motionless.

Where do both fighters go now?

Bellew misses with the right body hook. There was no injury excuse - just a battered ego - but he must have sensed this was not his time, even though he hinted in the ring he might carry on.

A second win for Bellew undoubtedly spells the end of their head-to-head matchups, while questions will be asked of what the future holds for Haye.

"When I saw him in the first fight it was very upsetting".

Stepping up to the big leagues, Haye was tasked with injecting dynamism and fun into the heavyweights - boxing's blue riband division - one that was in the vice-like death grips of the Klitschko brothers for too long. Haye gets back up, but Bellew corners and throws everything but the kitchen sink.

During Bellew's post fight press conference, the 35-year-old admitted he told the referee to stop the fight at the end of the third round.

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