Watch: Tony Bellew jumps out of ring to confront David Haye after emphatic win over BJ Flores
Published 16/10/2016 | 09:46
Tony Bellew retained his WBC world cruiserweight title in emphatic style with a third-round stoppage of BJ Flores.
It looked like the fight might not even last that long when Bellew had the challenger down on the canvas three times in the second round, but each time the American beat the count.
Immediately after the fight, the 33-year-old jumped out of the ring to confront David Haye, who was in attendance at ringside and has been touted as Bellew's next opponent.
Flores took on Bellew early doors and had some success with the jab and body combination but the champion finished the round strongly and carried that into round two.
He soon had Flores on the canvas but the American complained to the referee about a low blow.
Bellew took full advantage of Flores' loss of focus and floored him again.
Amazingly, Flores was then down for a third time but once more he regained his feet and made it to the third round.
Bellew sensed blood and did not waste any time in stopping his opponent. The Liverpudlian threw a flurry of body shots and haymakers and the challenger simply could not handle his power.
A big left hook proved to be the last act as Flores was knocked down again and the referee put him out of his misery by stopping the fight.