The grudge fight between Tony Bellew and David Haye draws closer and the Londoner says Bellew has gotten under his skin and has me wound up.
The pair had a pre-fight conference in Liverpool today, with their fight at The O2 Arena drawing ever closer.
Haye is looking to prove his worth and let all his work in training pay off and would like to put some distance between himself and Bellew until March 4.
“I am really going to destroy Tony Bellew,” Haye told Sky Sports.
“He’s got under my skin, he’s got his wish, he’s wound me up. He’s said all the things that he needed to do to get my back up. I have trained hard, I have enjoyed my training.
“I can’t wait until March 4, when I am allowed to punch him legally, because I have done it before, I didn’t mean to do it, but tensions were high and I ended up punching him in the press conference. Things happen.
“I am going to make sure there’s a big space between us in the build-up to it, but once the bell rings I am allowed to do whatever the hell I want with my fists and I am going to do as much damage as possible.
“This fight has got people really riled up. It’s got opinions split. Am I the Hayemaker of old? Can I punch as I hard as I used to? What happens if I get into the second half of the fight?
“Looking at Tony Bellew’s resume, recently, he’s the current world champion in this fight. He’s boxed regularly and had fantastic results. He’s got the better form going into this fight, so a few people are siding towards Tony Bellew, experts, people who know boxing.
“I personally see it as a really one-sided fight, but that’s me and I am sure he may see it the same way. I am calling it as I see it.”