David Haye v Tony Bellew fight: Undercard, start time, live, TV, online, prediction and betting odds – boxing preview

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David Haye takes on Tony Bellew tonight at London's O2 Arena looking to prove to the rest of the heavyweight division that he deserves another shot at a world title.

WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew is convinced the Londoner does not have the stomach for a scrap and has quashed suggestions his opponent could be forced to pull out due to an Achilles problem.

Haye was unsettled during a press conference on Merseyside earlier in the week but remains adamant he will make light work of the Liverpudlian.

The pair have waged a bitter war of words during the build-up to fight night but it is almost time for all of the talking to stop.

There is no belt on the line but personal pride and domestic bragging rights are very much up for grabs. Expect to see fireworks as the pair battle it out in front of an expectant crowd.

Scroll down for everything you need to know ahead of the big fight...

DATE & VENUE

Haye faces Bellew at London's O2 Arena on Saturday March 4.

LIVE ON TV AND ONLINE

The fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office. Coverage starts at 6pm. Fight fans can also watch the action even without a Sky subscription. Alternately, you can follow the fight live on Standard Sport.

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FIGHT START TIME

Haye and Bellew are expected to be in the ring at roughly 10pm. But, as with all major boxing shows, the main event is subject to delays.

FIGHT UNDERCARD

Craig Glover vs Jake Bonnalie (4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight contest)

Ted Cheeseman vs Jack Sellars (10 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight contest)

Katie Taylor vs Monica Gentili (6 x 2 mins Super-Featherweight contest)

Dave Allen vs TBC (6 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest)

Lee Selby vs Andoni Gago (10 x 3 mins Featherweight contest)

Sam Eggingotn vs Paulie Malignaggi (12 x 3 mins WBC International Welterweight Championship)

Ohara Davies vs Derry Matthews (12 x 3 mins WBC Silver Super-Lightweight Championship)

Main event: David Haye vs Tony Bellew (12 x 3 mins Heavyweight contest)

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

David Haye: "Of course he has got under my skin. I would not have taken the fight if he did not get under my skin.

"It has definitely generated the interest and got the fight here but I don't know what he is going to do to survive the first couple of rounds.

"I want to make sure that is it - it's over for him and that he is never fighting again," Haye told Sky Sports.

Tony Bellew: "He can't pull out. He knows if he pulls out, he is a coward.

"I have got in his mind but, ultimately, it is not going to matter what I say. All that matters is this Saturday night.

"He better pray this ends in four rounds because if it doesn’t he is going to be a very sore and embarrassed man," Bellew told Talksport.

FIGHT PREDICTION

BETTING ODDS (via 888Sport)​

  • Haye to win: 2/13
  • Bellew to win: 4/1
  • Draw: 33/1
  • Gone in 60 seconds: Haye to win 28/1

Click here to place a bet. Odds correct as 11:30am March 4.

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