News | Mar 03 2017

Tony Bellew: ‘I’d rather fight someone I detest’

Tony Bellew dismisses pre-fight 'nonsense' ahead of grudge match
Tony Bellew
Tony Bellew  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

TONY BELLEW would rather fight someone like David Haye, who he “detests”, than someone he has a friendship with.

The outspoken pair have produced a red-hot build-up to their heavyweight clash in London this weekend, frequently allowing their bad blood to boil over during media appearances.

Having had experience of a bitter rivalry already – with Wales’ Nathan Cleverly – Bellew knows why he would rather fight an enemy than someone like Dereck Chisora, an old friend he has used for sparring in this camp.