Tony Bellew Defends WBC Cruiserweight Title

Tony Bellew delivered another quick performance on October 15 in his first defense as the WBC Cruiserweight champion when he scored a TKO victory against BJ Flores in the third round.

But the story of the night was not Bellew's dominant victory, but more so his post-fight antics. He jumped outside the ring and to where rival David Haye was located and roared at Haye "I'm the champion," among other comments towards Haye as security tried to separate the two boxers.

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The fight did not even look like it would last three rounds after Bellew dropped Flores on the canvas three times in the second round of the fight.

The Liverpool native then kept the offense up until the fight had to be stopped in the following round and Bellew retained his belt.

Bellew had not lost a fight since three years, when he challenged Adonis Stevenson for the lineal light heavyweight world titles. Since making the permanent switch to being a cruiserweight, Bellew had been amongst the top boxers in the division and a fight with Haye. Haye currently does not have any cruiserweight titles, but had been one of the better big men in boxing in the past decade.

Haye had won all three of his fights since losing to Wladimir Klitschko back in 2011 during Klitschko's undefeated streak where he won most of the heavyweight world titles.

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