Well that was something.
After Katie Taylor put in a sublime performance to stop her opponent in the fifth round, it was time for the main event as David Haye and Tony Bellew made their way to the ring.
The sixth round was really where the fight got interesting as Haye picked up a visible injury that impacted his movement, and Bellew began to stalk Haye down. It has since been reported that Haye snapped his achilles, and this replay ain't pretty.
— Donald Brump (@VivaBrownie) March 4, 2017
Bellew controlled the fight from then on, although both men were absolutely exhausted, and just when it looked like it would go the distance another combo of shots sent Haye through the ropes in the 11th. When he re-entered the ring, his corner had seen enough.
— POPS (@pops39) March 4, 2017
It was a bit of a dog fight, but it was certainly entertaining.
Haye was given odds of 1/7 with some bookmakers before the fight, but Bellew managed an impressive win and a bumper payday.
Twitter absolutely exploded when the fight was finally stopped.
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) March 4, 2017
— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) March 4, 2017
Congratulations @TonyBellew. Buzzing for you!
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) March 4, 2017
Class from @TonyBellew at the end. Felt sorry for David Haye. Showed great heart.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 4, 2017
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) March 4, 2017
— Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) March 4, 2017
?????? I did tell everyone #HayeBellew
— James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) March 4, 2017
Massive respect to Haye n Bellew pair of nutters LG X
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 4, 2017
David Haye can still box Tony Bellew injured but Sturridge can't play football with a cough.
— Dean (@DeanCoombes) March 4, 2017
Haye setting a world record for the number of times you can suggest a rematch in a post-fight interview. I counted 19. #HayeBellew
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) March 4, 2017
Can see another nasty fall out between these two before the re-match #HayeBellew
— Kevin Bridges (@kevinbridges86) March 4, 2017