Tony Bellew vs David Haye mega-fight in the pipelines

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Tony Bellew defends his WBC Cruiserweight belt this weekend against BJ Flores, but the Liverpudlian is already looking ahead to bigger and better things, with a bout against David Haye in mind. 

"I'm after mega-fights and me fighting Haye equals mega-fight," Bellew said.

"Also on my radar are Oleksandr Usyk and Denis Lebedev, because I want to unify the weight division, so it's going to be one of those names.


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"It's got to be a mega-fight but also tie into that, I've got a very exciting mandatory to fulfil in Mairis Briedis if he comes through the Simon Vallily fight so it's exciting times ahead."

Bellew (27-2-1) faces Haye's good friend Flores this weekend, and the Hayemaker will be ringside as a pundit. 

"I expect a hard fight against Flores, I expect him to come at me, he's in the last-chance saloon so he'll try to give it everything he can to defeat me," the champion commented. 

Despite being taunted by Bellew ever since he won his world title this summer, Haye (28-2) hasn't expressed any interest in fighting him, instead seemingly set on winning another world title in the heavyweight division.

Two fights into his comeback, Haye has looked supreme, albeit against underwhelming opposition, and has been rumoured to be getting in with loudmouth Shannon Briggs next. 

Eddie Hearn has outwardly offered Haye a fight with Bellew early next year and says that the fight would be a huge pay-per-view event on Sky Box Office. 

“Haye is 100 per cent the focus for Tony. That’s the fight we want." said Hearn. 

"It’s a [likely] pay-per-view fight on Sky, which would make Haye millions and millions...But I’m not really sure he wants the tough fights".

The fight could either be for Bellew's belt, if he still holds it after this Saturday's fight with Flores, or may be made at a catch weight considering Haye's added size since his return.

Either way it would certainly be an intriguing bout fought in bad blood that would capture the attention of boxing fans worldwide.

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