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Tony Bellew still considering retiring after stopping David Haye

Tony Bellew is yet to decide whether to continue his boxing career. David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images

Tony Bellew is still yet to decide whether he'll return to the ring after stopping former world heavyweight champion David Haye but insists he won't have more than three more fights regardless.

Bellew, 34, (29-2-1-KO19) enjoyed the night of his career at The O2 on March 3 but having been subsequently shifted to 'Emeritus' WBC world cruiserweight champion, remains unsure of his future.

"Listen, I might never fight again, that's the absolute fact of the matter," Bellew told Sky Sports.

"I'm going to go away for a little break with my family and when I get back I'll have news. I'm going to take a little bit of time to reflect on everything that has happened. I'm going to go on holiday and we're going to see how it goes when I get back. I'll know exactly what path I'm going to go down and what I'm going to do."

Asked for a maximum number of fights, Bellew said: "Three, because I'll win the heavyweight championship and I would need two fights to unify the cruiserweight championship, so that's why."

While Haye underwent Achilles surgery in the wake of the fight, Bellew endured injuries of his own and is currently waiting to see whether he requires an operation on his hand.

The Liverpudlian added: "I've got a fracture on my knuckle, so I'm waiting to see if it calcifies on its own, which hopefully it will do. If it doesn't calcify on its own, then I'm going to have surgery in two weeks' time."

With the WBC world cruiserweight title now vacant, Mairis Breidis and Marco Huck face off for the belt on April 1.