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Tony Bellews at Haye “Come Fight Me”

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Bellew vs Flores: Tony Bellew destroys BJ Flores to retain WBC title and then challenges David Haye.

Tony Bellew delivered a thunderous knockout of BJ Flores to successfully defend his WBC cruiserweight world title in Liverpool and then charged towards David Haye demanding a fight.

The Liverpool fighter ended the trash talking that dominated much of the lead up to the fight and became the first man to stop the brash American.

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Tony Bellew left hook to defeat flores

‘Bomber’ had his opponent down three times in the second round, before he found a devastating left hook in the third to finish proceedings.
The animated Everton fan immediately chased after Haye following the victory in the hope of landing a clash with the Bermondsey heavyweight.

Bellew told Sky Sports: “I’m ruthless when I get going. BJ Flores is an old-school, respected fighter and he’s trying to fulfil a childhood dream. I’ve pummelled him tonight.
“I’m not called the Bomber for nothing! Understand me – getting home to my wife and kids is all that really matters.

“You see him [Haye]? He’s been conning the British public since his pathetic comeback started.
“The last two guys you fought are working on nightclub doors, or they’re putting the bins out. You see you? You’re gonna get smashed too.
“With 10 ounce gloves on, I’ll put you and your pathetic haircut to sleep. Brother, I’m the biggest payday you’ve got right now.”

Bellew cut a calm and composed fighter as he walked to the ring for the first time as the champion of the world, but it was his Californian opponent who had the better of the first round.
Flores, who was surprisingly quiet in the days leading up to the fight, got into his rhythm quickly and landed several clean right and left hands that suggested that Bellew might be in for a tough night’s work.
In the second though, the momentum switched and Flores showed a moment of inexperience as, when too busy complaining to the referee about a low blow, Bellew put his man on the canvas.

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Tony Bellew celebrates his win against flores

The American who came out firing was down two more times in what become a thrilling round, once from a left hook that landed sweetly on the temple and then a sharp right hand as both men traded leather recklessly.

The end came in the third, the same round in which Bellew won his world title against Ilunga Makabu back in May, as a left hook saw Flores failing to get up in time to make the referee’s count.

Folowing the knockout victory, an enraged Bellew set about hunting down Haye who was sat ringside and delivered some choice words to his bitter rival.

 

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