Hearn: Haye-Bellew Press Conference May Require A Fence

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Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested a fence might be needed to keep David Haye and Tony Bellew separated at their pre-fight conference on Monday.

Back in 2012, a metallic fence was used to separate Haye from Chisora and Haye could also be segregated from his upcoming opponent, Bellew as they hold a press conference in Liverpool.

“My original plan was to keep them eight-ten feet apart but I’d like them face to face,” Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports.

“The only way we can do that is with something separating them. A Perspex wall? If there’s any fence suppliers, favourable rates apply, and we’d be very pleased with some assistance.

“But, seriously, both fighters are on a suspended sentence from the British Boxing Board of Control so one issue, and the fight is off. We’re not willing to risk that.

“Fighters are different kinds of people. They’re not thinking ‘if I do something, the fight is off’. It’s just reaction that’s within them. So we’ve got to make sure the precautions are in place.”

A skirmish at a press conference in November led to Haye and Bellew being reprimanded by the British Boxing Board of Control ahead of next Saturday’s fight at The O2 Arena.



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