David Haye vs Tony Bellew: Purses, net worthWritten by Lee Cleveland
Tonight, former heavyweight belt holder David Haye of the United Kingdom faces countryman Tony Bellew.
And it's no secret, they seem to despise each other.
In fact, Haye and Bellew had to be physically parted during their pre-fight press conference at the Anthony Joshua v Eric Molina event in December and have traded insults ever since.
Is the hate legit?
But Haye vs Bellew, like Haye vs Chisora a few years ago, had enough momentum to be a superfight without all of the pre-fight craziness
1. They are two of Britain's best heavyweights so there's a strong rivalry factor
2. Both men are extremely popular - or infamous - depending on who is accessing them
3. The bout, from a stylistic perspective, is interesting and, of course, |
4. David Haye's bombastic persona and contentiousness helps make him a big attraction
Heading into Haye vs Bellew, there are many questions. For instance, is Tony Bellew ready for a heavyweight as skilled, experienced and powerful as David Haye?
One thing is for certain... Tony will receive the largest purse of his career to date.
Haye vs Bellew purses
Bellew will pocket roughly £2.8m, the biggest purse of his career while Haye will earn around £4.2m. In American dollars, Tony will receive $3,440,000 and David $5,164,000.
David's largest purse is believed to be about $10-15 Million USD, his earning for facing then heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2011. The latter would cruise to a unanimous decision win in a disappointing bout where both combatants were overly cautious. Let's hope tonight's contest isn't a repeat of that one.
Haye vs Bellew
12 Rounds, Heavyweights
Saturday, March 4
02 Arena, London
Estimated fight time: 10:30pm - 10:45pm (22:30-22:45)
David Haye and Tony Bellew: Net worth
According to TheRichest.com, Haye, entering tonight's bout is worth about $20 Million USD while Tony is believed to be worth roughly $11 Million according to HowRichIs.org.
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A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
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