Like I’ve discussed here before, David Haye and Audley Harrison are going to have to work very hard to sell this fight as a PPV. So far, each man is doing a good job conveying personal “animosity” about their former friendship and current disdain for each other. You never know for sure, but based on Haye’s demeanor and tone in addressing Harrison, I truly believed he’s pissed off that he even has to take a fight like this. He’s already stated on several occasions during this promotional run that Harrison doesn’t truly deserve a championship fight, but is getting one because people want to see him knocked out of boxing.
These sitdowns where the interviewer plays the “innocent” instigator as always funny going back to the Ali-Frazier-Cosell brawl in 1974. Check out Haye-Harrison before going down memory lane for some classic trash talk sessions from Hearns-Barkley on Arsenio Hall, Ali-Frazier of Wide World of Sports, and Rahman-Lewis on ESPN.
Iran Barkley and Tommy Hearns on Arsenio Hall (1992)
Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier Studio Scuffle (1974)
Hasim Rahman-Lennox Lewis ESPN Scuffle (2001)