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Bellew wants Haye stoppage then rematch, AJ or Klitschko ‘too big’

The 33 year-old, gearing up for the biggest challenge of his life – is a huge underdog to pull off a win, although has full confidence in his own ability and hopes to seal a second bite of the Haye cherry.

“I’m going to be a good man and give ‘Sideshow Bob’ (Haye) a return once I’ve knocked him out,” Bellew told Sky Sports News HQ.

“I’m going to give him a way back, because believe you me, when I beat him on March 4, you are going to hear every excuse possible. From he’s got a sore toe, a broken finger nail, his hair band wasn’t on right.

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“I’m already prepared for ‘I wasn’t taking him seriously’, ‘I was in Miami’, ‘I was on yachts, ‘I was sipping protein shakes out of a cocktail glass’.

“All I will say is, I will give you the chance to get it back, once I stop you on March 4.”

Bellew continued: “I’m fighting, let’s get it straight, a big cruiserweight, a very small heavyweight.

“I’m not big enough, I know I like to kid sometimes and mess around, and I have thought about it – to face the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko winner. But in all honesty, Anthony is just too big.

“I think he’s a lovely lad as well. I actually admire him, I’m a fan of Anthony Joshua’s.”

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‘Bomber’ has a mandatory challenge against the winner of Mairis Briedis v Marco Huck, taking place on April 1 in Germany if he fails to halt ‘The Hayemaker’ – whilst retirement could also be a consideration following a long, hard road for the Liverpool man.