Bellew vs Haye 2: David Haye vows to 'control' emotion at Liverpool press conference
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 30/04/18 3:47pm
David Haye is wary of repeating the chaotic press conference in Tony Bellew’s home city of Liverpool that preceded their first fight.
Haye will revisit Liverpool on Monday, where he attracted controversy by losing his cool last year, as his rematch with Bellew this weekend live on Sky Sports Box Office edges closer.
If I can't control my emotions in a press conference, how am I supposed to control them in a boxing ring?
Asked if he was expecting another raucous welcome by Bellew's fans, Haye exclusively told Sky Sports: "No doubt about it. Hopefully I react like a professional, as opposed to a football hooligan as I did last time.
"Last time was entertaining. Last time, I wasn't the most pleasant to the guys who were screaming abuse me."
Haye believes the fiery atmosphere on his last visit to Liverpool mirrored the fight, in which he injured his Achilles en route to a stoppage defeat.
"It did, it really did. My whole mentality and mindset going up there reflecting the fight which was then pretty horrendous," he said.
"I can't let my emotions get the better of me. If I can't control my emotions in a press conference, how am I supposed to control them in a boxing ring?"