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Bellew beats injured Haye

Tony Bellew stopped David Haye in the 11th round of their heavyweight fight at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night, after Haye suffered a suspected snapped Achilles tendon in the sixth round.

Bellew was given little chance before the fight as both fighters came out for the first round throwing big bombs.

In the second round Haye landed a big right to Bellew’s face, which he just shrugged off, and in the third both fighters slugged it out trying to gain control.

Haye landed some big lefts and rights through rounds four and five and appeared to be in control.

The sixth began in explosive action with Haye slipping to the canvas twice before he was knocked down by a straight right from Bellew.

Haye appeared to have hurt his leg and at the end of the seventh round he limped back to his corner.

Through rounds eight to ten it was only a matter of the injured Haye hanging on as Bellew took control.

However, the injured leg was too much for Haye as Bellew sent him through the ropes after some big shots to the head in the 11th.

Haye managed to scramble back into the ring at the count of nine but his corner had seen enough and threw in the towel.

On the undercard in a welterweight contest, Sam Eggington (20-3; 12) came from behind to stop Paulie Malignaggi (37-8; 7) in the eighth round.

Malignaggi appeared well ahead before a shot to the body sent him down for the full count.

IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby (24-1; 9) won on a ninth technical knockout over Andoni Gago (16-3-2; 5) in a non-title fight.


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