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Hearn says Bellew job not done despite Goodison triumph

Phil Jay 17/08/2016

Sky Sports

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn says there’s still more to accomplish following Tony Bellew’s amazing cruiserweight world title win at his beloved Goodison Park last spring.

The 33 year-old captured the coveted green and gold WBC belt with a stunning knockout of Ilunga Makabu to secure his lifelong dream of winning a world title at the home of Everton Football Club.

Bellew is now lined up for a first defence of the title against American rival and social media sparring partner BJ Flores and Hearn is looking forward to a homecoming night at Liverpool’s Docklands in the autumn.

“May 29 at Goodison Park was a night that will go down in British boxing history but the job is not done,” said Hearn.

“Tony has done the city proud and I’m delighted to bring World championship boxing back to Liverpool and we are planning a huge card for October 15.

“There is no love lost between Tony and Flores and fans can expect fireworks in and out of the ring,” he added.

Flores is a known associate of Bellew’s UK rival David Haye and ‘The Bomber’ is hoping a victory over the former interim world title challenger will lead to a domestic dust-up with the 35 year-old in 2017.

A fight at around 210 pounds could be on the cards if terms can be agreed with Haye as Bellew eyes yet another career-defining contest to add to his Mersey glory in May.