Dillian Whyte Issues Challenge To Tony Bellew After David Haye Injury
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Hot on the heels of David Haye's withdrawal from his rematch with Tony Bellew at the o2 arena on 17th December, Dillian White has put his name forward to take the Hayemaker's place for the bout, next month.
Haye and Bellew were set to go toe-to-toe once again at the O2 Arena on December 17, but to the disappointment of boxing fans everywhere, an injury means that the fight has been postponed.
After rumours emerged on social media surrounding the injury, it has emerged that the 37-year-old suffered a freak accident during a stair conditioning session.
"Unfortunately, after a freak accident during a stair conditioning session, which I've done with no incident hundreds of times, I lost my footing, slipped, so instinctively grabbed the bannister to stop myself toppling down the stairwell, in doing so I somehow managed to damage my bicep in the process." said Haye via Boxing News Online.
"This afternoon I underwent a procedure to repair it, this was pretty straightforward and my doctor and physiotherapist have no doubt that not only will I make a full recovery but will be able to be back in the gym to start my arm rehabilitation in two weeks."
But Bellew isn't short of options, with Tyson Fury challenging him via Instagram and now, Dillian Whyte also tweeting the WBC Cruiserweight champion to a bout in the capital in just under a month's time.
Since losing to Anthony Joshua via seventh round knockout in December 2015, Whyte has won six straight bouts, with his most recent victory coming against Finnish fighter Robert Helenius in Cardiff last month to win the vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight title.
Is Whyte the best replacement for Haye though or would Fury be a more worthy opponent?
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