David Haye and Tony Bellew have met for the first time ahead of their rematch on December 17.
The two fighters have faced off in press conferences many times before, with chaos often ensuing in previous events.
The two boxers traded not only verbal blows but punches in times gone by, way before they met in the ring for their first fight on March 4.
Underdog Tony Bellew won the first fight via an 11th round stoppage, but during the fight David Haye suffered an injury to an achilles which has resulted in the ‘biggest scar’ on his body, following surgery.
Haye came across a changed man in today’s event, composed and calm despite Bellew’s best efforts to poke the bear at times.
The event went down without a major incident, though Bellew’s more aggressive stance retained as he was forcibly pulled back from their stare down as he refused to back down from their stare down.
London based Haye says he is confident he will not make the same mistakes this time round, and that the result will be very different in December.
“I’m confident, I got five rounds out of myself in the last fight and am already doing things in training now that I couldn’t do ahead of the first fight,” he said, per Metro. “You will see something very different in this fight that you haven’t seen before, a new strategy.”
Bellew has described Haye’s cooled persona as simply “an act”.
What is certain is that the rematch between the two British fighters will be a blockbuster affair, with the outcome anything but a formality.
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