Carl Froch: "David Haye should retire"

Carl Froch:

Carl Froch: "David Haye should retire"

In yet another exciting; domestic fight at a sold out O2 Arena, Tony "The Bomber" Bellew secured another stoppage victory against David Haye, doing so this time in a more emphatic and clinical fashion!

It pained Carl Froch to watch his friend David Haye lose to Tony Bellew on Saturday night.

At 37 Haye's punch resistance and once fine footwork was gone, and to the extent that he struggled and became desperate from the moment Bellew landed the explosive right hand that changed their fight in the third round.

Meanwhile, Bellew has options to fight big names at heavyweight or return to cruiserweight where he has already talked about taking on undefeated (although now retired) superstar Andre Ward.

Asked whether he would still be receptive to a call from Eddie Hearn, Bellew's promoter, Ward again dodged the issue and pointed out he had heard nothing more from the Matchroom chief since the idea of a second bout with Carl Froch was floated in 2013. "Nobody in the David Haye business should ever want to see him fight". Who's next? I don't know. Every fight I'm in is a Super Series. "I need a megastar".

David Haye is yet to make a decision about retirement, despite his second successive defeat to Tony Bellew in their heavyweight rematch.

'I'll have to review the tapes, I was bettered tonight, ' Haye said. "You have to let your fists do the talking, it didn't go my way even though I'm fully healthy".

Haye insisted that he was in better condition for this fight, and Bellew expected an early onslaught. Well-placed one-twos from Haye forced Bellew into the ropes toward the end of the round and Haye capitalized the period with an overhand right that hit his man square.

Haye started the fight prudent, but in the third round, got into a cabin and twice was knocked down.

Bellew, the former WBC cruiserweight champion, was again considered the underdog but is enjoying the finest run of his career.

Haye took some severe punishment in the fourth round, and he seemed unable to avoid the punches.

Haye nodded to acknowledge the shot and rose, only to be placed under intense attack, prompting referee Howard Foster to stop the fight and send Bellew racing to the corner of the ring in celebration.

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