June 14, 2017 / 6:15 PM / 6 months ago

Haye fined for misconduct around Bellew fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s boxing body fined former world heavyweight champion David Haye 25,000 pounds ($31,995) on Wednesday for his conduct in the build-up to his defeat by underdog Tony Bellew in London last March.

Britain Boxing - Josh Taylor v Warren Joubert Commonwealth Super Lightweight Title - Meadowbank Arena, Edinburgh, Scotland - 24/3/17 David Haye ringside before the fight Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff Livepic/Files

“Mr. Haye admitted that his behaviour amounted to misconduct and brought boxing into disrepute,” the British Boxing Board of Control said in a statement.

The buildup to the fight had been marked by intense news conferences and heated trash-talk between the two British fighters.

($1 = 0.7814 pounds)

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Toby Davis

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