“You never know with Haye. He likes to play games. Does he leak that to make Tony Bellew think that he might be out of the fight so that affects his preparation?” pondered Hearn.
Bellew is certain Haye was setting a trap. ‘The Bomber’ has stayed away from social media and did not follow the injury story at all since he was sure it wasn’t true in the first place.
“I don’t pay David Haye no attention. I know why he’s done it. He’s done it to have a little go at me. He’s trying to bait me to react and I’m just past caring really,” said Bellew to Sky Sports.
The WBC Emeritus World cruiserweight champion believes Haye will be a lot lighter than usual and also expects the Londoner to be in prime condition come December 17th.
“Haye will be at his best and he’ll be at his lightest in about five years. He’ll be his lightest since I would say he’s moved up to heavyweight,” told Bellew.
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