Date: 16th December 2016 at 6:44pm
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Whilst the fight between David Haye and Tony Bellew might be an engaging affair, I?m still struggling to see why either fighter has agreed to it.

Aside from personal pride it seems to me to be no more than a money-making exercise.

Let?s take the case of David Haye. The former heavyweight champion of the world has re-iterated that he wants another crack at a world title. But, since making his comeback, Haye has now fought two nobodies at heavyweight and is now going to take on a pumped up cruiserweight. It?s hardly the preparation to ensure he gets that heavyweight world title fight he craves. Ask yourself, just when did Haye fight somebody of a decent heavyweight level.

As for Bellew, this week he?s admitted that after the heavyweight clash with Haye he intends to drop back down to cruiserweight. Bellew has ambitions of unifying the division by beating the likes of Murat Gassiev, Oleksandr Usyk and Denis Lebedev.

Perhaps he?d be better off asking himself whether they?ll wait around long enough to entertain such fights whilst he wastes six months of his life on a personal grudge.

I just don?t get it, surely it can?t be just about the money can it?