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Tony Bellew: 'Time for David Haye injury excuses is over'

Tony Bellew: 'Time for David Haye injury excuses is over'

The 34-year-old has everything to gain here and that makes him unsafe.

David Haye v Tony Bellew is live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office. Those times are subject to change, however.

Bellew is not a Heavyweight, he is barely a Cruiserweight where he holds a title, and even then he looks undersized and is outgunned by what the rest of the division now offers.

The Hayemaker was one of the world's best fighters in his pomp and a world-class cruiserweight.

"The fight's gonna be interesting early on, but think back to when have you ever seen a fight where Bellew didn't get hit with hard shots - it never happens and that's the problem he'll have in this fight". But the Everton-mad Creed star has got under the skin of his opponent, and if he finds a way to nullify Haye's supreme speed and power in Greenwich on Saturday, an upset could well be on the cards. "They are morons. I don't want to spend much more time focusing about them", Haye said.

"People will look at this and think how irresponsible were we all to get behind a fight that's this one-sided".

"People thought it was awful, it was horrendous". When I was a kid playing rugby I wanted to break their spine when I tackled them, it's just how I am. "We'll silence those idiots on Saturday night". "He's a liar. A proven liar", Bellew told Sport Joe UK. "This guy is a celebrity boxer". Is this over the edge in sporting terms of what he says actually comes to fruition in? "You're going to see the most destructive heavyweight on the planet".

"I haven't felt this passionate about a fight before in my whole life..." Nothing else. No money.

Indeed this fight reminds me of the Haye/Chisora contest of 5 years ago when the British public certainly bought into the pre-fight rivalry which actually went further than anything displayed in this rivalry and a similar outcome could be on the cards here with Haye's obvious assets likely to lead him to victory following what should be a scrappy and feisty affair. "A muzzle should be put on him, to be honest".

Haye, who boasts an 87 per cent knockout ratio, still insists he can make a mark in the heavyweight division and certainly a fight with fellow Briton Anthony Joshua somewhere down the line does make some appeal.

Brook had a very slim chance of winning that night but I rate Bellew's chances better even though Haye is a big odds-on favourite across the board.

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