Bellew beat BJ Flores inside three rounds.

Tony Bellew continues his trash talking of David Haye

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It's been a dramatic 24 hours in the life of Tony Bellew. Firstly he knocked out BJ Flores to defend his WBC cruiserweight title, before calling out fellow Briton David Haye just minutes later.

It was an impressive display from the 33-year-old to defeat Flores at the Echo Arena. He sent the American to the floor four times with his signature left hook before the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round.

It was Bellew's first defence of the title that he won in May against Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park, and was his 18th knockout in 28 fights.


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Soon after the fight, Bellew hurtled towards Haye, making it clear that he wanted to settle a score with the 36-year-old. Haye responded to the Liverpudlian’s claims, saying it would be an "easy night’s work” fighting Bellew, who said that he would enjoy “punching Haye in the face”.

Bellew expanded on his claims on Sunday morning, telling Sky Sports News: “The last two guys he has fought are a joke. One was called ‘The Cobra’, he should have been called ‘The Worm’ and the other fella was an internet-trained boxer.”

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“Come and fight a real world champion. I am the best cruiserweight in the world and let’s be honest here, David Haye isn’t a genuine, legitimate heavyweight. He’s originally a cruiserweight, he once had this belt and now I’m saying I’m the best cruiserweight in the world.

“If you don’t want to come back to your old weight no problem - you might be scared to come back down to your old weight - but I’ll happily step up. I enjoy my food and I will enjoy punching him in the face.

“Going up is not an issue. I have a good team around me, we will make sacrifices and the things that need to be done, will be done. Eddie will come up with that and help deal with it. But it’s not an issue.”

Boxing at Goodison Park

There have been rumours that Haye will fight Anthony Joshua, however that fight seems unlikely with Joshua set to take on Wladamir Klitschko, potentially opening the door for Haye to fight Bellew.

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