David Haye vs Tony Bellew is shaping up to be one of the fights of the decade this Saturday night.
There’s been plenty of talk about this match-up, with the odd ‘slap’ thrown, but to provide well known stats would do a disservice to this fight. Sportingbet.com has produced for British Boxers an alternative analysis for the all-British fight, with a particular focus on how Northern boxers do against Southern ones.
All the information is available in the graphic attached but key stats are below:
- Bellew has a slightly better win percentage against fellow Brits with 12/13 (92%) compared to Haye’s 9/10. Both fighters have the same knockout rate – 67%
- There will certainly be ring rust – as Bellew has fought almost three times as often as Haye in the last five years. However as the rustier boxer, Haye has won 4 out of his last fights. Bellew, on the other hand, has won everyone one of his last five fights when he’s been the sharper boxer.
- Bellew has won all his fights in London, with two knockouts, whilst Haye has one loss to his name. However, both have a spotless record at the O2.
- Northerner vs Southerner – Four out of the last six fights between a Northerner and Southerner for the heavyweight title has ended with a Northern fighter winning.