Tony Bellew explains his behaviour immediately after beating David Haye

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After the war of words between David Haye and Tony Bellew ahead of their fight, they convinced everyone that they had a true hatred for one another.

The pair clashed in a press conference shortly after the fight had been announced which created interest before some rather unsavoury comments - most of which came from Haye’s mouth.

Haye is expected to be fined by the British Board of Control for suggesting that he wanted to put Bellew in hospital during the fight and cause some serious harm in the meantime.

Of course, we’re all too familiar with boxers attempting to hype-up their fights in order to improve their pay-per-view figures and to, ultimately, earn more money.

And that’s why some boxing fans were disappointed with what happened following the battle.

As we all know by now, Haye suffered a serious Achilles injury in the sixth round before his corner eventually threw in the towel in the 11th. It meant Bellew had upset the odds and was victorious.

But the Liverpudlian was in no mood to celebrate. He immediately went over to Haye to check if he was alright after sending him to the canvas.

The pair ended up hugging before conducted an interview together with Sky Sports. They certainly didn’t look like enemies.

Why Bellew went over to Haye

And Bellew has revealed exactly why he went over to Haye at the end.

“I saw a man hurt, and I wanted to help,” he told Sky Sports.

However, he’s suggested that Haye might not have acted the same way if he had won.

“Had David done to me what he said he would, he would have ridiculed me,” Bellew claimed.

Despite Bellew’s kind gesture, Haye has explained that they are far from friends and certainly won’t be going on holiday together.

"I didn't think he'd be able to go through what he went through, and I'm sure the feeling is mutual," he said. "We won't be going on holiday to Miami anytime soon together."

With a rematch between the pair being mooted - even as early as later this year - it will certainly be interesting to see if the war of words take place once again in an attempt to hype-up the fight or whether they actually do have a new found respect for one another.

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