Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Tony Bellew once again hurled criticism at his bitter rival David Haye and his criticism focused on how the man carries himself. “David Haye’s tone, manner and demeanour do not represent boxing as it should be”, ahead of the pair’s heavily-anticipated box office rematch on December 17.
Bellew said: “I’m preparing for this fight exactly how I did for the first time round, preparing for a hard fight against a brilliant athlete. “That’s all this is, a fighter against an athlete. “Haye’s tone, manner and demeanour do not represent boxing as it should be. They do not show it in the right light. He’s another fighter I need to get rid of.” As Bellew demonstrated his hunger to put a final nail in the coffin in the career of David Haye.
“We all know he likes the fame and being in the media spotlight. He’s the kind of diva that boxing creates, one of these guys that is more bothered about playing games with business.” Bellew stated as he continued his tirade; “I have ambitions and goals beyond David Haye. He questioned my desire but my desire deeply outweighs his. He is just all about money and more money, that’s never been my motivation.” Bellew explained as he highlighted what he believes is the significant difference between them.
“I can’t wait to show that I am the better man, I’m more active and consistent. I’m deep in camp, there’s no playing games now,” he added. “Everything I said the first time, goes again. Don’t blink, it could be over very quickly. Both of us have that massive punch. I may have to get off the floor in this fight but I’m mentally prepared for it.”
The grind continues and the pain is real!
Fail to Prepare
Prepare to Fail#BellewHaye2
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) November 9, 2017
Bellew then touched on what is driving him ahead of the Haye rematch “I can’t wait to shut down the Haye groupies again, the ones who said I only won because of his injury. Let’s also remember that last time, I got booed into the arena and cheered out, while he got cheered in and booed out – what does that tell you?” Bellew said on a final note.