Watch: Eddie Hearn says Tony Bellew fight is up to David Haye

Promoter Eddie Hearn put the ball firmly in David Haye’s court as the Matchroom boss eyes a money-spinning fight with Tony Bellew in 2017.

Since Bellew won the title in May, the Everton fan has longed to face Haye and even decided on defending his belt against one of the Londoner’s friends in BJ Flores.

After dispatching Flores in three rounds at the Echo Arena, Bellew launched at Haye before Hearn called on the ex-world champion to decide on a future fight.

Haye was working as a Sky Sports analyst at ringside for the bout and seemed taken aback by the ferocity of Bellew’s call-out.