Haye facing disciplinary action after betting allegations while Harrison could lose £1m pay out

WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye could be facing disciplinary action from the British Boxing Board of Control after claiming his family has bet on Haye’s predictions on the outcome of the fight.

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Kevin Grech
16 November 2010, 12:00am
David Haye retracted his comments when interviewed on BBC Radio five on Monday, but BBBC general secretary Robert Smith said “He has come out and denied what he said and I accept he said that but we will have a board meeting and discuss what we are going to do, but we will take out time.”

The BBBC have strict regulations on betting, they are happy about Haye admitting he did nothing, but they will still investigate the matter.

Robert Smith also talked about the challenger Harrison. The former Olympic champion’s performance was not good at all. Smith described the only punch that Harrison threw in the fight was “a sickener”.

Smith also went on to say that “It is a very difficult course to take to stop someone from getting paid when they have just frozen. But rescinding some or all of Audley Harrison’s purse is something which the BBBC will consider.”

After the seven minute and 53 second fight ended. Harrison, was immediately booed by the 20,000 fans at the Manchester MEN Arena last Saturday,

Now Harrison must wait to find out if he will receive his £1m pay for the fight.

The BBBC feel that the thousands of boxing fans who watched the fight on TV and were present were let down.

Promoter Frank Warren thinks the board should step in. Warren said “This was a joke and the laugh is on the fans who paid to watch one of the worst, no THE worst fight I have ever seen”

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