At the final press conference before their fight on Saturday, Tony Bellew has said he doesn’t want any excuses from Haye, who in turn said he’ll drag him through a world of pain.
Both fighters will slug it out for the first time on Saturday at The O2 Arena and Bellew immediately tackled rumours of an injury at their final press conference.
Haye was asked to dismiss talk of an Achilles injury during Wednesday’s media workout and Bellew would not want him to bring up any fitness problems after their grudge fight.
“It’s here now and I’m looking forward to it,” said Bellew. “I don’t really have much to say. It’s been a long, hard camp. I’ve enjoyed it.
“Nearly time to rock and roll. Let’s see what happens. The main thing is no excuses. They have been put out to the media. We all get sore, we all get knocks and bumps. This is the combat business, it’s called boxing.
“No excuses. I don’t want to hear any of them at all.”
The injury references by Bellew were brushed off by Haye, who believes he is an even more dangerous fighter after making his comeback from a shoulder injury.
“He said he wouldn’t beat the old David Haye, but the new David Haye is better than the old one,” said the 36-year-old.
“Saturday night, you are seeing a real destructive job. Knocking him down for 10 seconds does nothing for me.
“He has made things personal. If he wants to do that, I’ll make sure he never does that again. If he believes he can stop what I’m doing, he’s in for a world of hurt.”