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David Haye's four-lettered response over controversial fight build-up

David Haye fired back with a four-lettered response today when asked if he regretted the controversial build-up to his first fight with Tony Bellew.

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In June, Haye was fined £25,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control for his behaviour ahead of the fight in March, in which he repeatedly made graphic threats that he admitted brought the sport into disrepute.

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Today, Haye and Bellew rekindled their rivalry ahead of their heavyweight rematch in December - and said he had moved on from what happened in the past.

I got a hefty fine from the Board of Control for my conduct in the lead up to that - I paid my fine it went to a great charity. We've moved on and here we are and you haven't heard any profanities of any sort. We both learnt our lesson - we both got our knuckles wrapped from the conduct.

– David Haye

But when pressed further on his conduct Haye stormed off and swore at our reporter.

Former world heavyweight champion Haye has earned even more than his rival during a decorated career, but insists that unlike the younger fighter, he is still active to prove he is the world's best.

He requires victory at London's 02 Arena if he is to succeed in his ultimate aim of challenging reigning IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua