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Everton Boss Ronald Koeman Backs Superfan Tony Bellew To Beat David Haye

Everton Boss Ronald Koeman Backs Superfan Tony Bellew To Beat David Haye

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed he and his players will get behind Tony Bellew for his fight with David Haye on Saturday night.

The Toffees manager was asked in his press conference today if he’d be watching the bout ahead of Everton’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday.

And he said the club will be making arrangements to watch the boxing as a team and support lifelong Evertonian Bellew.

He told Sky Sports: “If we can arrange to see the fight that would be nice.

“He’s (Bellew) and Evertonian and we will support him and let’s hope that he will win because that would be a great result for him.”

 

Liverpool fighter Bellew knocked out Ilunga Makabu in front of his home support at Goodison Park last year to win the WBC world cruiserweight title.

But he faces a completely different beast at heavyweight level against two-time world champion David Haye.

The pair weighed in ahead of the highly-anticipated showdown at London’s O2 Arena earlier today.

And Bellew weighed in significantly lighter than his opponent with Haye holding an 11lbs advantage.

And after the weigh-in, Bellew admitted: “He looks a lot more muscular than me. He looks fantastic.”

Asked for his final prediction, Bellew added: “David Haye will quit and make an absolute disgrace of himself.”

But the Hayemaker hit back, saying: “He’s going to find out what it’s like to get hit by a heavyweight.

“He’s never been hit by one before. This is a whole different sport from what he’s used to. He’s unprepared for it and he just doesn’t know it.”

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