The grudge match boxing fans have been waiting for is finally here as David Haye and Tony Bellew meet in a heavyweight showdown at London’s O2 Arena on March 4, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Ever since Bellew nearly jumped out of the ring to confront Haye following his first world title defence in October, the pair have not shied away from confrontation, with insults flying and tempers boiling on frequent occasions.
The time for talk is over, though, and now the two Britons must back up their verbal sparring with physical blows at The O2 in what promises to be a unmissable pay-per-view contest.
These two have had an interesting couple of years in their careers. Haye only made his return to the ring in 2016 after a lengthy absence, putting his first two comeback challengers to the sword in comfortable fashion at this very arena.
Bellew himself has been busy down at the cruiserweight division, winning the WBC world title at his beloved Goodison Park before then defending it against BJ Flores, a night that ended with the infamous post-fight antics that have led us here.
This will be a tough task for Bellew, this is his maiden fight in the division, but having proven the doubters wrong once before to win a world title, he will see no reason why he can’t make it two from two here.
Another busy night of pay-per-view boxing on Sky Sports Box Office also sees the brash Ohara Davies taking on the experienced Derry Mathews and hard-hitting Sam Eggington facing American slickster Paulie Malignaggi, in two cracking clashes of style.
The undercard also includes the latest appearance of the sensational Katie Taylor, with further fights to be confirmed in the run up to the event itself.
Details of how to watch the big fight on the box can be found below or via Sky Sports’ dedicated website skysports.com/hayebellew.
The countdown to David Haye’s heavyweight battle with Tony Bellew is on and Sky Sports will have comprehensive coverage throughout the week building up to the pay-per-view showdown.
Live and exclusive coverage of a bumper night of boxing starts at 6pm on Saturday, March 4, on Sky Sports Box Office (Sky channel 491, HD channel 492), with coverage presented from ringside by Anna Woolhouse.
She will be joined by Sky Sports regulars Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson, plus various special guests throughout the night, while Adam Smith leads the commentary team and Andy Scott will get the latest reaction and interviews from ringside.
There are multiple ways to book the event, which is priced at £16.95 for UK customers, up until Midnight, Friday, March 3. Thereafter £16.95 across all “self-service” bookings (remote control / online) if booked via the phone (either IVR or agent) but note an additional £2 booking fee if via an agent still applies.
Two repeat showings of the entire fight night will be shown at 9am and 4pm on Sunday, March 5, also priced at £16.95.
Sky customers can book the fight via remote control on their Sky+ or Sky Q devices, online via my.sky.com/orderboxoffice, or by phone – 03442 410888 – although here may be a £2 booking fee for telephone bookings.
Virgin Media cable customers can order the fight by accessing the live events section via remote control.
Prior to fight night, Sky Sports TV, online and Sky Sports News HQ’s will get boxing fans in the mood with a host of preview programming throughout the week (see TV schedule below).
Then on Friday from 1pm, the crucial weigh-in will be streamed live at skysports.com/hayebellew and shown live on Sky Sports News HQ.
Haye and Bellew are no strangers to mischief when they take to the scales so catch the last time they will speak until that first bell sounds on Saturday night.
Watch David Haye vs Tony Bellew at The O2 on March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Book the event online here.
SKY SPORTS PREVIEW PROGRAMMING
SATURDAY 4th MARCH
HAYE v BELLEW