BY LEWIS CALVERT
Scouser Tony Bellew could be lining up a potential domestic grudge match with former world heavyweight champion David Haye.
On Saturday The Hayemaker polled his Twitter followers and asked them who he should face, if and when, he does decide to return to the boxing ring after more than three years out.
One man willing to take him up the offer was the hard hitting Evertonian.
Haye (26-2) is the former WBA heavyweight champion of the world and unified cruiserweight champion. He has spent the last few years making television appearances on game shows, chat shows and reality shows and is now considered more of a celebrity than a boxer by some sections of the general public. Haye though, responded in good humour, if not slightly disparagingly.
Bellew (25-2-1) will be well aware of the huge public interest should he land the fight and fueled the fire by claiming he would be nobody’s victim.
The Bomber, 32, has been very respectful about Haye in the past, claiming that the Londoner was one of the best sparring partners he has ever faced.
The boxing public is keen to see whether Haye, 35, still has the devastating speed and power that made him so dominant before he got in the ring with Wladimir Klitschko.
Bellew on the other hand, is high on confidence after seeming find his natural weight at cruiserweight and avenging the loss to bitter rival Nathan Cleverly.
Should Bellew get through Mateusz Masternak on December 12th and a world title shot doesn’t materialize, then a huge domestic payday could await.
The potential bout has divided opinions with boxing fans wanting Haye to either stay retired or shut Bellew up for good, with the general consensus being that the Liverpool born fighter doesn’t stand a chance despite his power and more recent activity.
One thing is for sure, it would be a interesting bout should it get ever made.