WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew turned his attention to potential future opponent David Haye just seconds after knocking out his rival’s friend BJ Flores in Liverpool.
The 33 year-old, who hopes to land a massive fight with Haye in 2017, dropped Flores four times in the second and third rounds on his way to an impressive first defence of his green and gold belt.
Official Ian John Lewis had just called the bout off due to a punishing onslaught by Bellew, when the Liverpool man launched at Haye in his position as Sky Sports analyst.
Promoter Eddie Hearn had warned pre-fight that Bellew’s thoughts were on a possible Haye attack and so it proved to be true at the finale of the contest.
Interest in a Bellew v Haye clash has now spiked, as expected, with Sky Sports Box Office pencilled in to televise the encounter at some point in the future.