David Haye expects a fine for comments before Bellew fight

David Haye expects a fine for comments before Bellew fight
David Haye expects a fine for comments before Bellew fight
David Haye wants rematch with Tony Bellew

David Haye expects a fine from the British Boxing Board of Control for his comments in the build-up to Saturday's defeat by Tony Bellew.

Former heavyweight world champion Haye, 36, made a series of graphic descriptions of hurting Bellew, with the BBBofC warning both fighters.

Bellew, 34, stopped Haye in round 11, with the Londoner subsequently having surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.

"Some of the comments went too far," Haye told BBC Sport.

It is expected that any sanctions against Haye will be announced after a BBBofC meeting on Wednesday.

"If I have to pay a fine, I'll happily pay and take whatever punishment I need to," he said.

Haye added he now has a "different kind of respect" for WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew and would not repeat such comments before a rematch, which he reiterated his desire to pursue.

"When you get into that beast mode before the fight, you're not thinking about political correctness, you're not thinking about fines, you're just thinking about getting in the ring," he said.

"When you're in that beast mode you say things which rub the average person up the wrong way."

BBC

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