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Haye throws punch at Bellew at heavyweight media conference

AAP logoAAP 30/11/2016 Declan Warrington

British boxers David Haye and Tony Bellew go head to head after a press conference in London. © Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images British boxers David Haye and Tony Bellew go head to head after a press conference in London. David Haye threw a punch at Tony Bellew as the two went head-to-head at a heated press conference to promote their March 4 heavyweight fight.

The former WBA champion displayed an uncharacteristic lack of composure throughout, angrily insulting promoter Eddie Hearn and Bellew's trainer David Coldwell, as well as his opponent.

The fight has started early ahead of David Haye and Tony Bellew's heavyweight boxing bout in March, with Haye throwing a punch at Bellew at a media conference. © Adam Davy/Press Association The fight has started early ahead of David Haye and Tony Bellew's heavyweight boxing bout in March, with Haye throwing a punch at Bellew at a media conference. Haye had previously been involved in violence at a press conference when he brawled with Dereck Chisora in 2012 but on that occasion he felt provoked. He often cuts a well-prepared figure when appearing publicly; here his reaction to a routine shove from Bellew appeared the culmination of the intense pressure he seemed under.

The two were then separated by the numerous security guards present and ushered into different rooms, but only after having spent the previous 20 minutes trying to shout over each other.

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