Video: Livid Haye jeered off stage after being barred from face off with Bellew
Security stand between David Haye and Tony Bellew (Picture: Getty)

Tony Bellew and David Haye were kept apart by security guards during their fight press conference in Liverpool on Monday.

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The presser is the first of a long week of media events with Bellew given the chance to cater to his home fans with the bout in London on Saturday.

However, after Haye threw a punch at Bellew at the November press conference, the rivals were not allowed conduct the usual face off.

Instead the pair were kept apart by security guards in what was a make shift stand off on stage between Haye and Bellew.

The stand off seemed to go on and on with both Haye and Bellew trading insults and firing digs across the room.

Bellew was of course the home hero with a robust crowd jeering Haye throughout the press conference and celebrating every word out of the Liverpool native’s mouth.

Haye was eventually jeered off stage as the stand off finally ended with Bellew left standing watching his opponent walk off.

Bellew vs Haye

Bellew
Fights: 31
Wins: 28
KOs: 18
Losses: 2
Draws: 1

Haye
Fights: 30
Wins: 28
KOs: 26
Losses: 2

Several war of words broke out before the stand off with each fighter getting the opportunity to speak to the gathered crowd.

Haye could hardly be heard over the shouting from the crowd, but he urged the Scousers to put their money where their mouth was.

‘Empty your bank accounts and back your man with all your money,’ said Haye.

‘Put it on Tony Bellew if you are brave.

‘That really shows your support. If you believe him, every single one of you, bet on him.

‘If you are sure he is going to win, you will be happy.’

Bellew fired back during Haye’s speech sparking an angry reaction from the London-born fighter before Bellew was welcomed to the podium by a raucous reception.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: David Haye arrives for a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on February 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England. Haye and Bellew face each other in a heavyweight contest at the O2 Arena in London this Saturday. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Haye arrived to a chorus of boos (Picture: Getty)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Security stand between David Haye, (L), and Tony Bellew (R) during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on February 27, 2017 in Liverpool, England. Haye and Bellew face each other in a heavyweight contest at the O2 Arena in London this Saturday. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)
Haye eventually was the first to leave the stage (Picture: Getty)

On Saturday night, I’m going to create something that will never die, and that’s a legacy once I beat ‘Sideshow Bob’.

‘I’m going in with a man who was absolutely fantastic,’ said Bellew.

‘When David was in his prime, an immense fighter.

Video: Livid Haye jeered off stage after being barred from face off with Bellew
Boxing fans queued to get into the press conference in Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

‘The gas tank is very, very low and it doesn’t last very long. I’m expecting the best David Haye and it’s not going to be very long.

‘When the gas tank runs out, the big fat Scouser is going to steam through him like a stream train. I’m not going to stop.

‘The only thing you’re missing, is a Big Issue.’

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