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01st May 2018

‘Firstly I’d like to thank Will from The Inbetweeners’ – Tony Bellew rips David Haye’s lawyer

"He's just given me more motivation"

Jack O'Toole

Former WBC Cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew has poked fun at David Haye’s lawyer Adam Morallee ahead of their rematch at The 02 Arena in London this weekend.

Morallee provoked the crowd at the press conference in Liverpool by pointing to those present, and Bellew, claiming that Haye would defeat the Liverpudlian in their rematch after Haye was stopped in the 11th round in the first fight last year.

Bellew was seen laughing at Morallee during the press conference and began his address to the crowd by comparing Morallee to Simon Bird’s Will McKenzie character from The Inbetweeners.

Bellew added that Haye was fighting for his career in their rematch and that the former WBA heavyweight champion only returned to a rematch to ‘rob the bank’.

“On Saturday, it comes to an end, it really does,” said Bellew.

“For the first time in your career you are actually fighting for your career.

“If this goes wrong, nothing can save you. I’ve done this five or six times. I know the kind of pressure it brings. You’re in a lot of trouble on Saturday.”

Bellew added: “David was amazed that I took the rematch. I’m doing it, and I’ll do exactly what I did in the first fight.

“David is not back to win world titles, he’s back to try to rob the bank. He wants to fight little fatties like me.

“Expect a cagey start, he’ll show me the respect he should have shown me in the first fight, I’m sure. Saturday is time to go to war, and (Haye’s) career ends in a beat.”