Bellew, 33, faces American BJ Flores at his home venue in the Mersey Docklands on Saturday and hopes a victory will set up a massive UK clash with former two-weight world title holder David Haye.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has already stated his intention to make a substantial offer to Haye for a match-up against Bellew, potentially at the beginning of 2017, something the current 200 pound ruler would relish on recent comments.
“Any cruiserweight or heavyweight in the world, If I can hit you I can hurt you,” Bellew warned in a statement to UK tabloid The Daily Star.
“I don’t care how big you are, how strong you are. If I can hit anyone clean, I’ve got this freaky and f***** up power.
“I don’t know where it comes from because I just look like a fat skinny kid.
“I’m not the strongest, I’m not the fastest, I’m not the best but when I hit people I can hurt them. It is a gift,” he added.
Haye is set for return to action on December 10, according to his latest social media statement, whilst facing Bellew on that date would seemingly be a long shot at this moment in time.
The spring of next year would be a more realistic date for any Bellew contest, but whether that’s in Haye’s own immediate plans has not yet been made public knowledge.