Haye and Bellew Brawl at Presser
David Haye and Tony Bellew were in London for the first press conference ahead of their March grudge match. Given the war of words the two have exchanged, the end result was not shocking: the heavyweights had to be separated after igniting a physical confrontation when they came face to face.
Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) and Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) have been engaging in a spirited war of words over the past few months, including an on-air confrontation after Bellew defended his cruiserweight belt last month.
“The public demand for me to violently knockout Tony ‘The Bell-End’ Bellew was simply too strong,” Haye said. “The country is fed up of his constant yapping. Even in his home town of Liverpool, I would be stopped in the street by people begging me to spectacularly send him into retirement."
At the press conference, Haye and Bellew’s insults turned physical the moment they came together for their first staredown.
Bellew stepped forward to talk to Haye and the two bumped foreheads, which led to Bellew shoving Haye. The brawl was quickly broken up as the fighters were separated.
The grudge match between Haye and Bellew will take place on March 4 at the O2 Arena in London, England.