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David Haye-Tony Bellew presser nearly turns into melee

It’s no secret that David Haye and Tony Bellew do not like one another, and today’s press conference nearly turned ugly.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

David Haye and Tony Bellew kicked off their press tour today and it’s safe to say security measures for the next ones will have to be a priority. The two men wasted no time taking shots at one another during the presser and then a fight nearly broke out as the two men confronted one another on stage.

Both Haye and Bellew would come face-to-face, with Bellew shoving Haye as Haye unleashed a swing on Bellew. After the brief fracas, Bellew took extreme exception to the punch Haye threw.

Considering how much negativity has been brewing between these two fighters, who will formally get to duke it out in the coming year, one can only expect that this won’t be the last of the “unpleasantries” heading into this fight. The more difficult part will be keeping them from going after each other in the build up, which could potentially derail the actual fight altogether.

Just finished the #HayeBellew #HayemakerBellend press conference. Can't wait for 4 March!!!!

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