Tony Bellew and David Haye will go again after their rematch was confirmed for December 17.
The Bomber emerged victorious when they met at the O2 Arena in March, although he was greatly assisted by Haye rupturing his Achilles in the sixth round.
The build-up to the original fight was dominated by some truly outrageous remarks but Bellew and Haye made peace after the fight.
Still, they haven’t seen each other since they went head-to-head on March 4.
“We haven't met since the fight and I don't think we're going to meet,” Bellew told Betsafe, per the Daily Mail. “He said certain things, that were wrong and disgusting.
“David's not my kind of person, I respect him as an athlete but I don't have to like the guy.
“He's an amazing fighter with a great resume but when it comes to being a person, he's forgot himself and is a bit of an a******.
“We will never be friends, it's like me and the other fella from Wales (Nathan Cleverly), it's a clash of personalities.”
Bellew wants drug cheats banned for life
Bellew will have to put to one side his campaigning against the use of drugs in boxing to prepare for the rematch.
The 34-year-old has spoken publicly against the issue that continues to damage boxing, with heavyweight Luis Ortiz recently testing positive for a banned substance.
And Bellew wants authorities to get tough on the cheaters.
What happened after he emailed testers
It’s an entirely respectable approach to take but Bellew might be reconsidering his pleas after what happened to him when he sent an email demanding cheats receive lifetime bans.
The response from drug testers? To test Bellew at 6am.
“So I send an email to the drug testers yesterday telling them to ban cheats for life,” Bellew wrote on Twitter. “Their response? A knock on my door to test me at 6am😏”.
Not quite sure that’s the reaction Bellew was expecting.
Bellew: Rematch with Haye could last 10 seconds
Boxing fans hoping to see Bellew and Haye slog it out once again will be disappointed if the Liverpudlian’s prediction of a 10 second finish comes true.
“If it does happen again then it can all end in the first 10 seconds, it really can,” Bellew added.
“If I hit him clean with a left hook he's gone but if he hits me with a big right hand I'm gone too.
“I said ‘but you have to understand it can, because we are just two men, and either of us can render each other unconscious at any point’, that's what we can both do to people.”
A knockout punch will make for spectacular viewing but guys, just make it last longer than 10 seconds.
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