Haye v. Bellew: diva v. fighter?

March 1, 2017

He labelled Haye as a ‘diva’ as the pair took part in open workouts at the O2 Arena with light pad work in the ring.

Bellew told Sky Sports: ‘There’s a diva and a fighter and the fighter is going to crush the diva.’

Tony Bellew enjoyed a sparring session and continued his war of words with David Haye

Tony Bellew enjoyed a sparring session and continued his war of words with David Haye

Bellew said his opponent on Saturday night is a diva whereas he is a fighter 

Bellew said his opponent on Saturday night is a diva whereas he is a fighter

‘I am in a good place I’ve done everything I can. I am someone who cares about fans not a helmet on a yacht.

‘He’s extremely shook and that is the best way of saying it. All I am hoping for is he doesn’t cry off with some sort of injury.

‘This girl has been going on about what great shape he’s in. He’s just scared because he hasn’t prepared right.

‘I’ve prepared as best as I possibly can. I’ve prepared for a fight an absolute dog fight, he’s been preparing for a fight in a creche.

David Haye looked sharp with no signs of the rumoured injury to his Achilles 

David Haye looked sharp with no signs of the rumoured injury to his Achilles

The 34-year-old pulled a face for the cameras and appeared to be in a relaxed mood 

The 34-year-old pulled a face for the cameras and appeared to be in a relaxed mood

‘What type of moron drinks protein shake out of a cocktail glass on a yacht. He’s a liar and a fraud.’

‘I’m going to win on Saturday, whether you like it or not, you can boo, you can hiss, I am taking that little girl’s scalp. There’s a diva and a fighter and the fighter is going to crush the diva.’

The Merseyside fighter shared a joke with James DeGale before he got to work and appeared to be in a relaxed mood three days out from fight night.

Bellew’s fears that Haye might pull out of the contest at the eleventh hour proved to be unfounded as ‘Haymaker’ took to the ring and looked sharp in his work.

Haye appeared to be in fine physical condition three days out from the fight 

Haye appeared to be in fine physical condition three days out from the fight

Haye insisted he feels fantastic and has been provided with extra motivation for this fight 

Haye insisted he feels fantastic and has been provided with extra motivation for this fight

After working up a sweat he insisted his body is in great condition.

Haye said: ‘Team Bellew have pegged their hopes on me having one arm and one leg. It’s like I’ve found a time machine, I’ve gone back ten years and feel better than ever before.

He also admitted Bellew has wound him up in the preparations but he is using it to his advantage.

Bellew shared an embrace with James DeGale before entering the ring for a light session

Bellew shared an embrace with James DeGale before entering the ring for a light session

The heavyweight believes he will throw punches with more spite than ever before 

The heavyweight believes he will throw punches with more spite than ever before

‘There’s been some ferocity in my punches but never the spite you will see on Saturday night.

‘Nobody has ever got under my skin like him. I’m always motivated but this really helped, all I have to see is his annoying face to get that bit more out of myself.

‘I’m just real happy and healthy, this feels like the real me. Team Bellew are banking on the unknown, they haven’t seen the 2017 version of David Haye.

‘I’m back in for the big fights, to excite people, there are a few other heavyweight names making noise and I’m going to get past Tony Bellew first before turning my attention to some real big fights.’

A small crowd and media were in attendance for the open workout at The Indigo in the O2

A small crowd and media were in attendance for the open workout at The Indigo in the O2

SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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