Date: 15th June 2017 at 12:45pm
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Back in March, as we waited for the heavyweight grudge match between David Haye and Tony Bellew to take place, the build-up was, to put it mildly, very colourful.

Both boxers took great delight in exchanging barbed verbal insults, most of which was unnecessary.

At one stage it was getting so out of hand that David Haye was summoned to the Southern Area Council three days before the bout to offer his apologies whilst also digging into his pockets to make a donation.

As for Bellew, he was given a four-month suspended sentence as a result of his ringside behaviour when he called Haye out after the Evertonian had won his world title against BJ Flores, back in October 2016.

In the immediate aftermath off his loss to Bellew, Haye admitted he knew he?d gone too far and expected to be punished, remarking,

‘Some of the comments went too far. If I have to pay a fine, I’ll happily pay and take whatever punishment I need to.?

Well that punishment has now been handed out with Haye being given a £25,000 fine after branding some of the fans ?f*****g r*****s?.

It?s strange that just a matter of weeks later Anthony Joshua and Waldimir Klitschko served up a treat of a fight without any of the bad-mouthing theatrics we?d witnessed for the Haye v Bellew encounter!