Haye appeared somewhat rattled by taunts from the public, before the heavyweight fight at the 02Arena on Saturday, and then gave an undignified response to onlookers, before telling people to bet “all their money” on the man from Merseyside. “I’m really happy you’ve all come out,” he said. “Bet all the money you have. Each and every one of you should bet on Bellew to win the fight.
“You know your fighter is going to get drilled. When he comes back to Liverpool be there for him, because he’s going to need you.”
The fighters had to be separated during a feisty press conference but Bellew said: “I’m proud of where I come from and what I stand for. Saturday I’m going to create something that will never die, when I beat Sideshow Bob.
“I’m not going in with an invincible; he was fantastic, in his prime. Still, the single punching, quickest heavyweight in the world. But the gas tank is very low.
“I’m expecting the best David Haye, but it’s not going to be there for very long. When it runs out, the big fat scouser will come through you like a steam train.”