The Liverpool press conference ahead of David Haye and Tony Bellew’s fight this weekend didn’t have any punches thrown this time around, but things did get a little heated. As you can see from the footage above, Haye appeared to get a little rattled as Bellew’s hometown fans taunted him.
“I’m really happy that you’re backing your man, he needs all the support he can get,” Haye began.
As the crowd erupted into a chant which drowned out Haye at the podium, Haye challenged the crowd to empty out their “little bank accounts” and place a bet on Bellew.
“If you’re all so brave bet all the money you have, collectively, and bet it on Tony Bellew...but deep in all of your tiny minds you know this guys is getting drilled to the canvas pretty fast.
“When he comes back to Liverpool afterwards, just make sure you guys are there for him because he’s going to need all of your help, believe me...”
Bellew would then interject by calling Haye a bitch and a “broken man” which further escalated tensions. Haye and Bellew would then get into an on-stage argument.”
“I’m going to smash your f*cking head in and you know it,” exclaimed Haye. “This right hand is going through your f*cking head, and you know it...All of these f*cking retards know it as well,” Haye said referencing those in attendance, causing the crowd to erupt.
Once Bellew took his turn at the podium things calmed down a bit, but Haye continued to taunt Bellew’s fans afterwards on social media calling them racist and drunken idiots.
Fight night should have an electric atmosphere if nothing else.