On Saturday afternoon, May 5th, AWE is featuring former world champions Tony Bellew and David Haye in one of the most anticipated rematches of all time. The heavyweights will square off in an epic bout that will be carried live and exclusively by AWE, A Wealth of Entertainment, in the United States.
The network announced that it secured the US rights for the fight, which is the sequel to the unforgettable first bout, which took place on March 4, 2017. The rematch will take place at the same 02 Arena in London.
In the first bout, Bellew was able to survive an early onslaught by Haye to score two knockdowns en route to an 11th round stoppage. The first fight can rival any of the Rocky movies for drama and determination. Bellew suffered a broken hand in the early rounds with Haye barely able to stand due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Both fighters exhibited tremendous heart, leading to much excitement heading into this rematch.
The rematch was originally ticketed for last December 17th but had to be postponed after Haye tore a bicep.
“We’re ecstatic to be bringing this epic rematch to AWE viewers,” stated Charles Herring, president of AWE. “This fight has broad appeal because the first bout, which aired on AWE, was one of the most amazing fights in 2017. It had a true “Rocky” feel, with Haye challenged by his injury. Bellew has broad appeal in the United States due to his appearance in the movie Creed. Boxing fans love heavyweights for their explosive power and exciting matches, and the winner should be in a position for a shot at a world title bout.”
Bellew, of Liverpool, has a record of 29-2-1 with 19 knockouts and is the former WBC Cruiserweight champion. The 35-year-old is an 11-year professional who has big wins over Edison Miranda, Isaac Chilemba, Valery Brudov, Julio Cesar Dos Santos, Marteusz Masternack, and former world champion Nathan Cleverly. Bellew won the WBC Cruiserweight title with a 3rd round stoppage over Ilunga Makabu. He defended the crown once with a 3rd round stoppage over BJ Flores before he moved up to heavyweight for the historic Haye bout.
Haye, of London, has a record of 28-3 with 26 knockouts. He is the former WBA, WBO, and WBC Cruiserweight champion, and the former WBA Heavyweight champion. The 37-year-old Haye is a 16-year proven professional who has wins over former world title challenger Alexander Gurov, and former world champions Arthur Williams and Giacobbe Fragomeni. Haye won the WBA and WBC Cruiserweight title with a 7th round stoppage over JeanMarc Mormeck. He added the WBO belt with a 2 round destruction of Enzo Maccarinelli. Haye won the WBA Heavyweight championship with a 12-round majority decision over Nikolay Valuev. Haye made defenses against John Ruiz and countryman Audley Harrison before being dethroned by Wladimir Klitscko.
The time of the event will be announced shortly.
The fight card will also be streamed live via KlowdTV on the AWE channel. Visit www.klowdtv.com for additional information.
About AWE LIVE BOXING
AWE LIVE Boxing features live world title championship and elimination bouts showcasing today’s most exciting fighters. Since the inception of AWE’s live boxing events in 2011, AWE has featured over 50 world title fights.
AWE has brought boxing fans some of the most exciting and controversial bouts, including the matchup of Ricky Burns against Ray Beltran for the world title. AWE featured live and exclusively the crowning of American Terence Crawford over Ricky Burns. AWE fans have witnessed the explosive power of undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury multiple times on the network, including Fury’s victory over Kevin Johnson. In 2017, AWE was the exclusive United States television provider of the first historic matchup between legendary British heavyweight David Haye and Tony Bellew.
Watch Bellew vs. Haye II live on TalkTalk TV with Sky Sports Box Office
Watch Tony Bellew go head to head with David Haye for just £19.95
On Saturday 5th May, TalkTalk TV customers can watch Tony ‘The Bomber’ Bellew vs David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye II, for only £19.95 on Sky Sports Box Office.
For the second time, the fighters will be going head to head in a rematch that has been a year in the making. After losing to the fellow Brit in March last year, former WBA heavyweight champion, Haye, will be renewing his fierce rivalry with former WBC cruiserweight champion, Bellew, at The O2 arena in London.
From 6.00pm, TalkTalk TV customers can watch every punch, jab and knockout blow in what promises to be an eventful night of boxing on channel 419 via Sky Sports Box Office. Best of all, you don’t need to be a Sky subscriber to watch the action.
Boxing fans will be able to relive all the drama with repeats at 9.00am, 4.00pm, 11.00pm on Sunday 6th May, while TalkTalk’s Plus TV customers can record the fight and re-watch the former sparring partners battle it out until 11.00pm.
TalkTalk TV viewers can enjoy 99.4% of the UK’s top TV and access the same premium content as our competitors with better value for money and without lengthy TV contracts. Not only can boxing fans keep up with all the ringside action on Box Nation, every TalkTalk TV home has access to all the live televised Premier League games and Champions League fixtures through both TalkTalk’s Sky Sports Boost or through access to BT Sport. Viewers also have the choice to watch international cricket, rugby, Formula 1® and golf majors. Available for 30 days at a time with no ongoing commitment, TalkTalk TV’s Sky Sports boost gives you access to eight Sky Sports channels, including Main Event, Premier League, Football, Cricket, Golf, F1™, Action and Arena, versus BT who only offer one of these channels.
As well as this fight, a selection of other Sky Sports Box Office Pay Per View events are available on TalkTalk TV.
Watch the Tony Bellew vs David Haye II fight on Virgin TV
What: Tony Bellew vs David Haye II live boxing
When: Saturday 5 May, 6pm
Where: Sky Sports Box Office on Virgin TV
Cost: £19.95 for SD, £20.95 for HD (bookings open now)
The gloves are off. On Saturday 5 May Tony Bellew and David Haye will step into the ring and go head-to-head for a second time at The O2 Arena, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Virgin TV.
Booking for this highly anticipated rematch is now available for Virgin TV customers (with a TiVo® or Virgin TV V6 box), so they can watch all of the live action in spectacular high definition on Sky Sports Box Office HD. The fight will cost £19.95 for SD and £20.95 for HD.
The pair’s last encounter saw Liverpool’s Tony Bellew victorious, so will Haye step up to the challenge this weekend? With 29 wins (19 by KO), Bellew is a well-respected fighter who previously held the WBC cruiserweight title from 2016 to 2017. His component, Haye, one of only two boxers in history to have unified the cruiserweight world titles and become a heavyweight champion, has an equally impressive record with 28 wins (26 by KO).
Will Haye settle the score? Watch live on Virgin TV this Saturday to find out.
DAZN TO ´BROADCAST HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH BETWEEN TONY BELLEW AND DAVID HAYE
DAZN has today secured the rights to show the eagerly anticipated rematch between British boxers Tony Bellew and David Haye in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This comes just a few weeks after the heavyweight unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, and is the latest offering as part of DAZN’s extensive fight sports coverage. The fight, which takes place on May 5th from 7pm (CET) at London’s O2 arena, will be exclusively broadcast in Germany and Austria, and non-exclusively in Switzerland.
London native David Haye will be well known to boxing fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, having previously challenged Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko to a unification bout back in 2011. Klitschko was a unanimous winner on that occasion, and with Haye now approaching the twilight of his career, he’ll be hoping that the rematch with Bellew presents an opportunity to bask in the glory of one final triumph. Both fighters will be looking to steer clear of injuries this time round, with Haye suffering a ruptured Achilles in the sixth round of last year’s clash, effectively restricting him to fighting on one leg. Bellew, who upset the odds to claim an 11thround stoppage after Haye’s corner threw in the towel, reportedly suffered a broken hand in the second round but still went on to claim the biggest victory of his career. DAZN subscribers will be able to follow the complete fight night offering, with coverage beginning at 7pm (CET).
DAZN is committed to showing the very best boxing fights from around the world. In the last 12 months, DAZN has been the home for some of the most-watched and most-talked about bouts globally, including Mayweather vs. McGregor, Joshua vs. Klitschko and most recently Joshua vs. Parker. The Bellew vs. Haye rematch is the latest instalment of the #DAZNfightclub series, offering fans an unrivalled build up to fight night. In the lead-up to the fight, DAZN will broadcast interviews with both boxers as well as the pre-fight press conference and the weigh-in on May 4th from 1pm (CET). Fans will also be able to catch-up with the fight on-demand for up to two weeks. All fights broadcast on DAZN come as part of a regular subscription, with no additional or pay-per-view costs incurred.