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Haye v Bellew: How Twitter is preparing for the big fight

| 28.02.2017

There’s no belt up for grabs, but that hasn’t stopped the hype around David Haye and Tony Bellew’s upcoming bout being as big as we’ve seen in recent years in the sport. One has been working hard with his training camp in Rotherham, while the other has seemingly been taking it easy in Miami.

But with less than a week to go until the pair step into the ring at the O2 Arena, each boxer looks more prepared than they’ve ever been.

Their Behind the Ropes special show got the fans talking, their appearance on The Gloves Are Off was a tense 25 minutes of television, and their press conference in Liverpool this week went exactly how you’d have expected it to have gone.

Of course, the home fans were right behind the current WBC cruiserweight champion, while they booed the Hayemaker for much of the press conference. In fact, it has to be said that for the first time in the build-up to this fight, Haye looked genuinely rumbled in front of the hostile crown in Merseyside.

Whether or not that’ll play into Bellew’s hands, we’ll find out on fight night.

But we’ve scoured the Twittersphere to see exactly how fans are expecting this one to pan out…

The public have spoken…

Bellew’s trainer Dave Coldwell summed up the pre-fight atmosphere…

Unfortunately, we can’t report some of the lines!

Will ‘average’ be good enough?

That’s one way of putting it, Ben!

Is Haye’s trash talk a sign of weakness?

But David isn’t the only person who reckons Haye is rattled…

We can’t exactly say we’re with Jim on this prediction!

At 6/1, you could be waiting a long time!

Click here for a full list of David Haye v Tony Bellew odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.