In the after fight interview after Haye had knocked out Audley Harrison in the third round. Haye told the interviewer that he had a little wager on a the third round to knockout Harrison.
Later it was put to Haye that the British Boxing Board of Control state in their rules, that it is against the boards code of conduct, for a boxer to bet on himself in a contest.
Such was the controversy surrounding Harrison’s lack of effort and performance during the fight, the BBBofC have requested Haye and Harrison attend a board enquiry into the fight and have stated that they have the power to withheld Harrison’s fight purse.
Haye insists that he never actually did bet on the fight himself and that it was family and friends who had in fact had placed money on a 3rd round KO for Haye.
The Hayemaker maybe did decide to drag the fight into the 3rd, because in hindsight it looked as if he could have ended the fight when he wanted to. In the first two sessions of the bout, Harrison threw just one right jab, and Hayes only punches of note for the three rounds were the ones that eventually dropped the southpaw Harrison.
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