David Haye Called In By BBBofC, Must Explain Bellew Threats

By Elliot Foster

David Haye has been told to appear before boxing authorities next month.

The 36-year-old former unified cruiserweight world champion is set to explain his behaviour in the build-up to his heavyweight fight with Tony Bellew.

Haye, who suffered an 11th-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Liverpool’s Bellew at the O2 Arena in London, live on Sky Sports Box Office on March 4, made some distasteful threats in the build-up to their grudge showdown.


And the ex-WBA heavyweight king, who suffered an Achilles injury in the fight and has since had surgery, must go before the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) on April 12 to explain his remarks.

According to records on the BBBofC website, Haye made a donation and apologised for his behaviour to the Southern Area Council at a meeting three days before the bout.

Bellew, 34, was handed a four-month suspended suspension by the board in December as a result of his ringside behaviour when he called Haye out following victory over BJ Flores in October.

But the Board secretary, Robert Smith, told BBC Sport "will now be given the opportunity to come and explain his behaviour."

Haye said after the fight that he expected to be fined by the Board for his pre-fight comments.

He then went on to say that he intends to return to the ring after recovering the aforementioned Achilles surgery.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by skinnystev on 03-25-2017

david "ha ha" haye was just trying to hype up the fight cut him some slack he's gonna need it

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 03-25-2017

They need to have him explain why didn't he disclose a preexisting injury before the fight.

Comment by bluepete on 03-25-2017

It is ironic that after all the talk of sending Bellew hospital that's where he ended up.

Comment by Lopez_Boxing on 03-25-2017

Lucky for bellew David didn't mean it.

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