Exclusive: B.J Flores: The David Haye-Tony Bellew rematch, with me against Daniel Dubois on the card – I would absolutely love that

Exclusive: B.J Flores: The David Haye-Tony Bellew rematch, with me against Daniel Dubois on the card - I would absolutely love that

Former WBC and interim WBA cruiserweight title challenger B J Flores feels he should have moved up to heavyweight a long time ago; maybe even five or six years ago. The 38 year old who has picked up plenty of experience, having encountered a number of styles, says he is a fully-fledged heavyweight now – and that he is one who is on the hunt for a big, meaningful fight.

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Has Tony Bellew sold the British public on a fight with David Haye?

Has Tony Bellew sold the British public on a fight with David Haye?

Both Tony Bellew and David Haye have options, quite a few in fact. WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew has a number of potentially big and financially rewarding fights at 200-pounds, where the proud Liverpool man could try and unify the division, while Haye, who has a fight upcoming in December (opponent still to be determined) has possible big money fights with the likes of Anthony Joshua (really big money!) and maybe Shannon Briggs on the horizon.

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Results: Bellew KOs Flores

Results: Bellew KOs Flores

In a brawl from start to finish, World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) chopped down a game but limited 37-year-old BJ Flores (32-3-1, 20 KOs) in a third round knockout on Saturday night to retain his WBC title in his first defense at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.

Flores was put down on the canvas four times in getting dropped x 3 in the 2nd round, and x 1 in the 3rd round. Flores failed to beat the count after the fourth knockdown of the fight in round 3. Referee Ian John Lewis then halted the fight at 2:11 of the round. Lewis failed to make a call in round two after Bellew hit Flores with a clear low blow that had him doubled over and in pain.

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David Haye Predicts Tony Bellew vs BJ Flores

David Haye Predicts Tony Bellew vs BJ Flores

David Haye has told fans to put their money on B.J. Flores to rip Tony Bellew’s WBC World Cruiserweight title from him when they meet at the Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports.

Bellew defends his crown for the first time since his stunning KO win over Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in May, and for brash American Flores, it could be his last shot at World glory having been edged out on points for the interim WBA crown by Beibut Shumenov last July.

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BJ Flores warns Tony Bellew: I’m coming for the KO!

BJ Flores warns Tony Bellew: I'm coming for the KO!

This Saturday night in Liverpool, WBC cruiserweight champ Tony Bellew will make the first defence of his title, and he will make it against a man he did not have to fight, but wanted to simply because, by his own admission, he does not like him, not one bit. “Bomber” Bellew will face BJ Flores and these two have had a serious war of words, going back to long before the fight was even close to being signed.

Flores, who at age 37 will go down as one of the oldest fighters to have won his first world crown if he is to take Bellew’s belt, is sure he has what it takes to win, and win by KO.

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Tony Bellew says he is ready to show BJ Flores “why I’m the best cruiserweight in the world”

Tony Bellew says he is ready to show BJ Flores “why I’m the best cruiserweight in the world”

As fans may have read, it is now official how WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew will make his first defence against long-time contender B.J Flores. Promoter Eddie Hearn is promising a “huge card” for Bellew’s hometown of Liverpool on October 15, with a number of supporting bouts to be announced in the coming says – with appearances by David Price and Rocky Fielding likely and a fight between Gary Sykes and Sean Dodd at lightweight already confirmed.

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BJ Flores vows he will “school” Tony Bellew “before I knock his ass clean out!”

BJ Flores vows he will “school” Tony Bellew “before I knock his ass clean out!”

Though the fight hasn’t been officially announced yet there has been plenty of talk over how WBC cruiserweight champ Tony Bellew will make the first defence of his belt against BJ Flores on October 15 in his native Liverpool. Eddie Hearn, Bellew’s promoter, is expected to make an official announcement regarding the Liverpool show next week some time. But Flores, at 37 knowing he will be getting what will likely be his last title shot, is already promising to both school and then knock out Bellew – a fighter he has been calling out even before “Bomber” won the WBC belt by smashing the dangerous Ilunga Makabu in May.

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