This video captures the moment a David Haye bare knuckle punch was thrown and connected on the side of the face of Liverpool’s Tony Bellew.
The chaotic scenes were initially captured here as the two British heavyweight rivals collided for the first time at a press conference in the UK ahead of their March 4th showdown at the O2 Arena.
Prior to the David Haye bare knuckle punch flying – almost at the same time Tony Bellew pushed Haye, the two had exchanged a tirade of verbal insults at one another in possibly one of the most palpably hatred driven boxing press conferences in recent history.
Here’s what happened the moment the two got too close to one another:
David Haye bare knuckle punch connecting on Tony Bellew – hat tip and credit Ringside YouTube
It appears that as soon as Bellew put his hands on Haye to push him away, almost at the exact same time Haye let off the lead left hook that landed on the right side of Bellew’s jaw.
Bellew confirmed as much after the press conference in an interview with James Helder of IFL TV.
It will be interesting to see if either man faces any penalty or disciplinary action from the British Boxing Board of Control following today’s scenes in the UK.
Another still frame photo has emerged on Twitter of the moment the punch landed on Bellew here:
Caption this? #Bellend #Hayemaker #Earnwithhearn pic.twitter.com/P0qn18GDzs
— Boxing truth (@TrueBoxingfan) November 30, 2016