David Haye has accepted the challenge of newly crowned world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew by says that he specializes in knocking out people who talk too much.
Recently, Bellew taunted the former unified and undefeated cruiserweight champion Hayemaker to stop fighting ‘clowns’ in heavyweight division and return to cruiserweight to face him.
“You’ve gone long enough fighting those clowns, I just beat the best cruiserweight in the world, I’m the best now.” He said.
To that Haye promptly replied in a video on his official Instagram page, Haye said: “This is a message for Tony Bellew. First off congratulations, winning in front of your home fans blah blah blah…I’m knocking out all people [who are] talking too much, so get on the list, mate – you’re going to get smashed to bits.
“Congratulations you won the vacant WBC title, lifelong ambition realised, congratulations. But amongst all the excitement, maybe that punch you took in the first round that dropped you, your brain got scrambled, because it looks [like] you really want to get knocked out by calling me a Bermondsey b****.
“Talking about knocking me out, you must have lost your god-damn mind. After I’ve knocked out Shannon Briggs, who has been giving it a lot of that himself, if you want to be on the list too, I’m knocking out all people [who are] talking too much, so get on the list, mate – you’re going to get smashed to bits. I used to be a cruiserweight, we’re both the same height, both similar size. Let’s do it if you want it.”
Bellew achieved his lifelong dream of becoming the world champion on Sunday when he demolished Ilunga Makabu inside three rounds at Everton’s Goodison Park. Wasting no time, he has turned his attention towards the Hayemaker. This potential fight has all the ingredients to become a blockbuster All-British affair. Looking at Haye’s bold response, it seems he doesn’t fear the new cruiserweight champion even in the slightest.