On Saturday, May 5, Matchroom Boxing and Hayemaker Promotions combined to bring “The Rematch” to the O2 Arena in London, England.

In the evening’s main event, former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye couldn’t find revenge against former two-division world titleholder Tony Bellew, who knocked Haye out in the fifth round.

Elsewhere on the card, the United Kingdom’s own Paul Butler fought undefeated Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez for the vacant IBF world bantamweight title.

The event aired live at 1 p.m. ET on AWE (United States), SkyBox (United Kingdom), and Onda Sports (Panama).

Tony Bellew def. David Haye by knockout. Round 5
John Ryder def. Jamie Cox by knockout. Round 2
Emmanuel Rodriguez def. Paul Butler by unanimous decision – IBF world bantamweight title
James Tennyson def. Martin Joseph Ward by TKO. Round 5
Joe Joyce def. Lenroy Thomas by TKO. Round 2

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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