David Haye discharged from hospital

Haye received treatment for an Achilles injury he suffered during last night's defeat to Tony Bellew.

BY Sinéad Farrell 15:10 Sunday 5 March 2017, 15:10 5 Mar 2017

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David Haye has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for an Achilles injury he developed during his defeat to Tony Bellew last night.

Haye fought much of the bout in pain, after sustaining the injury in the sixth round. He battled for an additional five rounds, before he was struck by a second knockdown.

Coach Shane McGuigan threw in the towel and Haye was later transferred to hospital to receive treatment. 

Bellew looked concerned for Haye's welfare immediately after the fight, and went over to embrace his opponent. He later posted a tribute message to Haye and wished him a speedy recovery.

The former heavyweight champion told Sky Sports that he underestimated the power of Bellew and expressed his interest in a rematch. 

"Tony is a great fighter, that's what went wrong. I trained great, I felt good going into this fight. I wanted to do a demolition job but this guy has got the heart of a lion."

"I did not expect him to have the chin and durability he has. You took my best shots and got back up and put me down."

"I'd love to do it again. I loved it, the fans loved it. I've never been in a fight like that before. He beat me now fair and square. I can't think about world honours, I need to get past this guy."

"I'm at his mercy, there is no rematch clause. That's the best fight I have ever had. It felt like a 'Rocky' film. He won the fight fair and square and if he would oblige with a rematch I'd love that."


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