Bellew ready to KO Flores on maiden defence

weighin-bellew-flores4Hard hitting Liverpool WBC cruiserweight champ Tony Bellew makes his maiden defence of the title when he takes on BJ Flores LIVE on Sky Sports. The pair weighed in just a single once apart with Bellew 14st 3lbs 4oz and Flores  14st 3lbs 3oz.

Bellew trained by former DAILY SPORT boxing columnist Dave Coldwell landed the strap with a brutal KO win in May over Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in a fight that he said was his final crack at landing a World crown after two failed attempts at Light-Heavyweight.

“He’s in the last chance saloon so I know what’s going through his mind,” Bellew told DAILY SPORT Boxing “He’s telling himself that he’s going to wipe the floor with me, that he cannot lose this fight. But what he fails to recognise is, you cannot build up the fortitude or mental toughness in ten weeks that I’ve built up in 20 years. I’ve been doing it the right way for 20 years, he’s been doing it the right way for ten weeks. He doesn’t live the life I do.

“We’re two different people from two different worlds, when I go through a 12-week camp, the RSPCA should shut our gym down. Animal testing doesn’t come close to what I go through in there. What I go through is worse than any fight, the last Friday before fight week is the worst pain imaginable but I have to do it.

“A well-respected American boxer and broadcaster said to me recently the best way to describe Flores is he’s a good tough fighter, but he’s a boxer that’s always wanted to be a movie star. He can box, but he wants to be an actor and if you look at his career, that makes perfect sense. He just wants to take selfies with stars than work on his career. He’s a clown and I am going to expose him.

“He said that he’s going to show me what he’s all about in round one, well, if he does that he’s not going to see round two because he will be asleep. If I connect with any Heavyweight or Cruiserweight in the world, I hurt you. I don’t care how big you are, I have this freaky power, I don’t know where it’s from because I am just this fat-skinny guy that can box a bit. I’m not the biggest or the strongest or fastest or best, but I can put people to sleep and it’s a gift.”

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