- 5th March, 2017 | 1446 views
David Haye – Should he retire?
So David Haye gets knocked out of the ring by Tony Bellew….and that was that.
Despite his injury a rolled ankle sustained in the 6th round. Haye knew he couldn’t use another excuse for not being able to use his body to get out of what his mouth got him into. His last lost in a fight that mattered was against Wladimir Klitschko where again a toe injury was used as an excuse for the loss.
Tony Bellew trained hard and got his tactics just right. He took some huge shots and stayed in there and that’s basically what he needed to do whether injury or through not having the stamina, Tony banked on getting Haye to the latter rounds and finally took him out in the 11th.
“I have to take my hat off to Tony Bellew. He was the better champion,” Haye said. “He has bigger balls than me. You done me. I’d love to do it again.
“I’ve never been in a fight like that before. If the fans would want to do it again.”
However with all the big talk and insults before the fight and some of it did go a bit far. Plus Hayes previous showing in the biggest fight of his career against Klitchsko we think David should stay for from the ring as possible.
Talks of fighting AJ, Bellew, Wladimir Klitschko should be stopped right now. The cold truth of the matter is that Haye’s injury could be career-threatening – so retirement is an option as he faces the undefeated father time.
After soldiering on for six rounds and evidently grimacing simply standing on his right ankle, Haye may have done severe damage to his right Achilles.
At 36 years old, does he have the fight and the battle to overcome a lengthy period of rehabilitation? Maybe not.