The fires between Tony Bellew and David Haye have been stoked once more leading up their pair’s rematch on December 17, and the former has responded to his opponent’s claims that he “robbed the bank” by winning their first clash.
It was back in March of this year that Bellew upset the odds and stopped Haye in the 11th round of his heavyweight, leading the latter to question why his foe would accept a rematch and “go back to rob that same bank again.”
But Bellew has more confidence in his ability and replied to those comments made by “The Hayemaker” as they met for their first press conference, per Sky Sports:
“I can’t believe the analogy he has used. I didn’t rob a bank – I got in a boxing ring and punched you senseless.
“I fight because, believe it or not, I enjoy fighting. I’ve got a screw loose. I don’t enjoy the 14 weeks build-up or losing loads of weight but, on fight night, I love it. I love punching you in the face and I love getting punched in the face.”
Bellew, who is a 9/4 (3.25) underdog to win the second meeting with Sky Bet, added he won their initial encounter because he took him into “deep waters” in his heavyweight debut.
Haye is tipped to clinch revenge in December and has been billed as 4/11 (1.36) odds leader.
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David Haye vs. Tony Bellew Odds
David Haye: 4/11 (1.36)
Tony Bellew: 9/4 (3.25)
Draw: 22/1 (23.00)