David Haye will consider his future as a boxer after being stopped by Tony Bellew on Saturday in London.
Although Haye was favorite for his repeated bout with Bellew, he was again the former WBA heavyweight champion
Hayes challenge ended in fifth, when the referee stepped in, the 37-year-old being knocked down two laps earlier.
What Haye has in store for us remains uncertain, and he did it. Ongoing retirement is an option.
"I have to go back and check exactly what happened, then make a decision," he told TalkSPORT.
"It's never good to make a decision when everything is in the air
" Tony boxed better than me, plain and simple, and the better man won.
"No one can say that they did not get good night entertainment, they definitely worth their money, but the better man won in the night, Tony Bellew, congratulations to him."
#REPEAT ̵1; The Bomber @TonyBellew stops Haye in the fifth! # BellewHaye2 pic.twitter.com/YcVDghbYy8
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While Haye is thinking about his future, Bellew and ex-champion Carl Froch have called the Hayemaker celebrating his glorious career.
"I hope he stops now, Father's time is undefeated and Haye is not the man to beat him," Bellew told Sky Sports.
"This is a relentless sport I have never relied on speed or athleticism I am a really smart fighter who punishes big athletes when they make mistakes
" I said that I would make him faster [than the first fight]. I knew Haye would get rid of me, but in a boxing match I knew I would do it.
Meanwhile, Froch added, "David Haye should retire. 100%.
"I do not like to say it, but it has to end now, we've been friends for a long time and we've all been thrilled and entertained by his achievements, but I do not." I want this to happen again. "