Haye was dropped on two occasions in the third round and while he got back to his feet each time, Bellew knew he had the win in the bag.
The fight was a return of last March's upset as Bellew stopped an injured Haye in the eleventh round. He's a great fighter, he has got insane power but speed and power always decreases.
Haye edged a couple of tight early rounds, looking to take control behind the jab but there was plenty of sharpness from Bellew, along with some trademark posturing.
Bellew had him on the canvas twice in the third round and finished him off in the fifth.
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Many are now calling for Haye to retire from boxing and Froch, who fought the Londoner as an amateur, is leading the calls for Haye to hang up his gloves. Haye darted in with a reckless right hand that missed, tried following that up with a left hook, but was met with a curling left hand of Bellew's own. Haye landed a few shots with the right hand which resulted in Bellew shrugging his shoulders in response in a sign of confidence.
"David Haye is an incredible fighter", Bellew said, "we just got into a slugfest".
The holder of all but one of the heavyweight belts is discussing a $50million offer to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but would be willing to meet Haye first if that deal continues to stall. "I have just got off the set of Creed 2", he added.
"Dillian Whyte was a name suggested, but Bellew rejected him by saying he is not a big enough name".
"It's hard when you have had your defining moment", he said of their rematch, "but I like fighting and I like challenges".
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Bellew upset the odds to stop Haye in 11 rounds when they met at the same O2 Arena in March previous year, although the former WBA heavyweight champion was badly compromised by an Achilles tendon injury suffered in round six. "I know people think I'm insane, but I know I can do it". "Straight after the fight, I just went to see his mum and dad and told them to tell him to do the right thing and finish".
"Don't detract from his career - he's an unbelievable fighter and will go down in history better than I ever will".
Haye might have settled for one knockdown going in at the third, but he fell to Bellew again and was saved by the bell. "I love my family so much and this was for them, too". Aged now 37, Haye has nothing to prove as a fighter after a successful and glamorous career in the sport.
'Thank you to everyone who packed out The o2 Arena, tuned into Sky Box Office or piled into their local pub to witness it live.
That's all there is to it, enjoy the big fight!
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