16 Nov 2010

Haye says he didn't bet on himself

5:57 am on 16 November 2010

The WBA heavyweight boxing champion David Haye has denied betting on himself to beat Audley Harrison in the third round of their world title fight at the weekend.

The British Boxing Board of Control rules prohibit fighters from placing wagers on their own bouts.

Haye says he didn't need to bet, he made enough money from the fight anyway.

In the aftermath of his demolition of fellow Briton Harrison in Manchester, Haye claimed to have "put a lot of money on the third round".

But asked to clarify the comments, Haye says he had merely encouraged friends and family to bet on that outcome.