Haye, Bellew trade verbal jabs before heavyweight clash

Manager Brian Peters has suggested that the 30-year-old could fight up to seven times this year, but the former Olympic champion claimed that she is keen to stay busy and learn the tricks of the paid trade in advance of a world-title tilt later in the year.

The pair will meet in an eagerly-anticipated heavyweight showdown on Saturday night and the confident Haye has been talking as if defeat is out of the question.

"Saturday night you will see a real destruction job".

"They had all been warned already and I reiterate that warning".

I've always enjoyed working on the pads and it was great to improve my technique with one of the greatest trainers in the world.

Bellew is a Marmite character. you either like him of you loathe him; an arrogant Scouse big-mouth or a family man with a deep knowledge of his chosen sport.

Bellew, the WBC world cruiserweight champion, will try to survive the early storm, when Haye is at his most risky, and then test his opponent's stamina in the latter rounds.

"This is a game of "hit and not get hit", Bellew said.

"I'm at his [Klitschko] training camp, there's about 10 guys in the sauna", Fury explained. Bellew's knockouts usually occur when his opponents retreat to the ropes and cover up. "I know what to do and I don't want them to see it". Getting punched on the nose is a tough way to earn a living! With Haye not likely to play into the normal script for Bellew's opposition, it's very likely to end badly for the Liverpool native.

Eddie Hearn, the managing director of Matchroom Boxing, said: "I am delighted that Matchroom Boxing has joined forces with JD - a company that have been partners of ours through the recent explosion of British boxing". Each and every one of you should bet on Bellew to win the fight. It was lucky for Bellew that the referee stepped in to pull Stevenson off of him, because he was on the verge of poleaxing him.

When asked in an interview on talkSPORT whether Gennady Golovkin would make the same kind of comments, Haye responded: "I don't care about Gennady Golovkin". Unfortunately, the only thing that's changed since then is Bellew moving up to cruiserweight and beating 8 mediocre fighters to win the WBC title.

This weekend's grudge match between David Haye and Tony Bellew could be in serious doubt, according to a report in The Sun.

Yeah, I agree with Haye. Haye looks a lot better with him being heavier than he was from 2009 to 2012.

"I am 100 per cent fit as much as any fighter in the ring". Haye seems to be different. Haye retorted: "The only broken man is going to be you on the canvas". I would love it if Bellew landed a "haymaker" and put a sock in David Haye's mouth for a bit.

  • Julie Sanders