David Haye 'to retire from boxing' after devastating loss in Tony Bellew rematch

The London boxer, 37, has hinted he will hang up his gloves after a 16-year career on the back of consecutive defeats to the Liverpool man.

Haye was comprehensively beaten at the O2 Arena on the back of a brutal barrage from Bellew in the fifth round.

And on Wednesday night, Haye tweeted: "Thank you for your kind words of love and support over the last couple of weeks.

"I look forward to updating you on my plans for the future shortly, sometimes it takes a little while to find the right words."

The hint suggest Haye is set to bring down the curtain on his career – currently boasting a record of 28-4.

David Haye's career in numbers

Fights: 32
Wins: 28
KOs: 26
Losses: 4

There have been calls in recent months for Haye to call time on his 16-year career – after some painful defeats.

Last year, in the original loss ot Bellew, the "Hayemaker" ruptured his Achilles halfway through the fight en route to an 11th-round stoppage.

FINAL BELL Haye vs Bellew result: Tony Bellew beats David Haye again in fifth-round stoppage in O2 Arena rematch

Haye has looked a shadow of the man who once unified the cruiserweight division – before winning the WBA heavyweight title in 2009.

But the Brit star failed to fight in 2013, 2014 and 2015 due to injury – but hopes to stay in the sport now, as a promoter.

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