David Haye was 'out of control' at pre-fight press conference with Tony Bellew, says Eddie Hearn
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 30/11/16 2:11pm
Eddie Hearn claimed that David Haye is "out of control" after he clashed angrily with Tony Bellew at the pre-fight press conference.
Haye appeared to aim a punch at Bellew as tempers boiled over while they posed for pictures and the Londoner had earlier directed a lengthy tirade at the Matchroom Boxing promoter about the "Eddie Hearn show".
Speaking afterwards, Hearn admitted Haye was reluctant to work with him, and suggested the former world champion has lost his composure because he does not have "full control".
Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ: "He's a control freak, so he likes to deal with everything himself and the contract - some of the demands in there as Tony was talking about - were outrageous.
"But we gave into them, because Tony doesn't care about who walks first, what dressing room he's in, who wears what gloves, how thick the underlay is.
"He just wants the fight. It really hurts David that he can't have full control.
I've never seen him like that. His legs were going and of course when you saw him in the head-to-head after, he had completely lost his marbles by then.
"He wants to unsettle Tony Bellew. I thought David Haye was unsettled. I've never seen him like that, his legs were going and of course when you saw him in the head-to-head after, he had completely lost his marbles by then.
"He's out of control. He doesn't have the control he wants to have."
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