Will Tony Bellew silence David Haye in a much-anticipated heavyweight encounter? As the hype racks up for a fiery encounter between the two British heavyweights on March the 4th, I look at the possible outcomes of the match and what this could mean for British boxing.

The heavyweight division has grown over the past five years and now the return of David Haye who has not had a competitive fight in five years. Haye vs Bellew could reignite a new era of boxing, Haye has hit the headlines for his outspoken comments aimed at Tony Bellew and his confidence heading into the bout.

Bellew heads into the fight as the WBC Cruiserweight holder, but has had the difficult task of moving up a Weight Division to fight Haye. Bellew has more fighting experience than Haye but a change in weight division could prove an impossible task for the Liverpool born fighter.

Could Haye prove too strong for Bellew?

The former WBA heavyweight title holder has publicly expressed his confidence in beating Bellew and dominating the heavyweight division.

Haye has been training abroad in America and has said he is the strongest and fittest he has ever felt. At the age of 36, the Hayemaker may have past his prime but still believes he can dominate Bellew.

A proven heavyweight winner, Haye has only lost two professional fights in 28 bouts but has admitted this last two fights were chosen because they were easy opponents.

What chance does Bellew have in this fight?

Tony Bellew has been more low key but has also demonstrated an air of confidence believing he has the speed and boxing experience to outwit his opponent. At a height of 6ft 3 and a reach of 74in, Bellew has the physical attributes to match Haye, but with it being his first heavyweight fight, it could leave him vulnerable in the latter rounds.

Bellew has been training in Sheffield leading up to fight, and with the fight only days away he has been focusing on his heavy punches. Bellew will have the edge on speed but with Haye is renowned for his heavy hitting, speed will be everything to combat the Hayemaker’s strengths.