Tony Bellew has renewed his war of words with David Haye ahead of their December rematch, claiming the Hayemaker is a 'plant pot' he is 'looking forward to punching in the face'.
The two Britons will collide again at London's O2 Arena on December 17, nine months after Bellew shocked the boxing world and stopped an injured Haye in 11 rounds.
The build up to their first fight was marred by bad blood and trash talk between the two fighters, who then embraced in the ring. And six weeks before they renew their rivalry, the Bomber has claimed Haye 'detests him in every single way.'
Tony Bellew (left) has claimed that David Haye is a 'plant pot' ahead of their December 17 bout
The Liverpool fighter shocked the boxing world when he stopped Haye in their first fight
'He (Haye) can't stand me,' Bellew told TalkSport. 'He can't even look me in the face. He should have worked on Saturday on the AJ (Anthony Joshua) fight, but he wouldn't be there because I was there.
'He detests me in every single way possible. He doesn't believe I'm even on the same level as him.
'I haven't really got any hatred towards David Haye, I just think he's a plant pot! I'm looking forward to punching him in the face.'
Bellew, a former cruiserweight world champion, moved up to heavyweight for the first time in his career to take on Haye at the O2 in March.
The Hayemaker had predicted he would knock the Liverpool fighter 'unconscious' when they met in the ring. But after suffering an achilles injury Haye succumbed to an 11th-round stoppage and the third defeat of his career.
The lead up to the first fight was marred by bad blood and sinister threats from the Hayemaker
But after Haye suffered a nasty achilles injury, the Bomber stopped him in 11 rounds in March