Hearn: Haye-Bellew is priority for March


By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says heavyweight David Haye is the priority fight for WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew for his next fight on March 4th over Bellew’s World Boxing Council mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis. Bellew defeated BJ Flores by a 3rd round knockout last Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. There’s not much to say about that fight other than it was a mismatch the moment the fight contract was signed. Bellew did what most boxing fans expected him to do in stopping the hapless 37-year-old Flores after knocking him down three times in the fight.

The low lights of the fight was Bellew hitting Flores with low blow in the 2nd round, and then pounding him while he was defenseless until he hit the canvas. A further low was the referee failing to do anything about Bellew’s low blow. Flores never recovered from the knockdown. Two more knockdown came in the 2nd and then another knockdown in the 3rd. Flores never had a chance.

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Bellew asks Haye to agree to fight


By Scott Gilfoid: WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew is eager to get heavyweight David Haye to commit to a pay-per-view fight between them RIGHT Now, otherwise he says he’s going to move on to other big fights like unification fights in the cruiserweight division. It appears to some boxing fans that Bellew is looking for a “cash out” fight to get a big payday on pay-per-view before gets beaten by one of his contenders at cruiserweight.

If Bellew doesn’t get the “cash out” fight against Haye, he’ll soon have to fight his #1 WBC mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis, who he should have already fought in his first defense. It looks to some boxing fans like Bellew is dodging the Brieidis fight, because the guy like a giant asteroid heading towards Bellew and he’s not going to be able to stop him once he makes impact.

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Bellew: I want to kick Haye’s backside


By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off his victory over the aging 37-year-old fringe contender BJ Flores from last Saturday night, WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew is now targeting heavyweight David Haye for his next fight in 2017. Bellew knocked out Flores in the 3rd round at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England in a voluntary defense. Haye and Bellew want to fight each other on pay-per-view in the UK. Is it a fight that will sell? I’d watch Bellew-Haye on free television, but Id NEVER pay to see a joke fight like this on pay-perr-view.

Without Bellew having fought at heavyweight before, how do you believe the fight would be a real fight and not just a rip off circus type of match? I think Bellew and Haye are doing it wrong. If they want to fight each other and make a killing in pay-per-view, then Bellew needs to vacate his WBC cruiserweight title, and then move up to heavyweight and beat one of the following heavyweights: Shannon Briggs, Kubrat Pulev, Luis Ortiz, Joseph Parker, Andy Ruiz Jr., Alexander Povetkin, Carlos Takam, Eric Molina, or Jarrell Miller.

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