Haye had also implied on Wednesday he was responsible for starting reports he had suffered an Achilles injury in an attempt to unsettle Bellew, but he said: "I'm 36 years of age now". But because he is facing little old fat Tony Bellew, I think he believes he is going to walk through me and make it a real easy night.
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"I think Bellew could pull it off". He will get knocked out really quick. You will see what happens with a guy who does not deserve to be in the ring with me.
British boxers David Haye, left, and Tony Bellew, right, face each off as event security staff stand between them after the press conference at The O2, London Thursday March 2, 2017.
Haye has talked up a desire to fight Anthony Joshua after the match against Bellew, but the unbeaten Brit wants the Merseysider to rain on his parade. I'll make sure he never, ever, ever does that again.
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I do think Bellew has it in him to make life hard for Haye, but ultimately I see the bigger man emerging victorious. I wouldn't be surprised if Bellew turns it into a dirty fight with him nailing Haye low, and then teeing off on him quickly while he's bent over.
Bellew is a puncher and Haye was floored by cruiserweights Carl Thompson, Lolenga Mock and Jean-Marc Mormeck in his earlier days.
"I came close. I rushed to get that Klitschko fight before my 31st birthday".
"You are not a big heavyweight: you will show that on the scales (on Friday)". Haye laughs at the suggestion of any serious history and Bellew insists that he got the better of an ancient sparring session. I can understand what those fans are talking about.
Liverpool's Bellew, 34, won the cruiserweight belt against Ilungu Makabu at Goodison Park last May and defended successfully against BJ Flores in October. After all, Hearn has built him up as the best heavyweight in the division.