KEIGHLEY'S Muhammad Ali has hit back at David Haye's view that his 'screams' before punching allows opponents to predict when he will throw.

The former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion made the strange claim in the aftermath of Ali's 60-55 points victory over Jamie Quinn, live on BT Sport.

The upcoming featherweight is unsure what to make of the remark and does not see the noises he makes being an issue.

Responding via the Keighley News, he said: "I found it a bizarre comment.

"If my opponent knew I was screaming before punching he would dodge every punch.

"I don’t know where he was coming from. A lot of boxers make that noise.

"I feel when I blow out of my mouth I get more power.

"He had nothing to say about my boxing, he just talked about my noise."

Ali - a former member of Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy - believes he could not have done much more to gain the stoppage over the durable Quinn.

On his performance and future, the Frank-Warren promoted fighter added: "It is good to blow someone out straight away but I got a good six rounds.

"That is with me not being at my usual fitness. Imagine if I had a six to eight week training camp.

"He just wanted to survive. He is experienced so he was tucking up at the body meaning I couldn’t get many shots through, but I just thought keep throwing.

"I want an eight rounder (next year), then 10 and 12 straight away.

"I just have to repay the faith that he (Warren) has shown in me by being entertaining and making the crowd want to watch me."