The Wbc champion Tony Bellew entered this fight with a professional record of 27-2-1 (17 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). He suffered his last loss when he faced Adonis Stevenson in 2013 (=Stevenson vs Bellew), since then he has won seven consecutive fights beating Ilunga Makabu in 2016 (=Bellew vs Makabu).
His opponent, BJ Flores, has a boxing record of 32-2-1 (20 knockouts) and he entered as the No.38 in the same weight class. He lost to Beibut Shumenov last year (=Shumenov vs Flores) but he comes back to win in 2016 against Roberto Santos. ‘Bomber’ Bellew vs Flores is valid for the WBC World cruiserweight title (Bellew’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: WBC World cruiserweight title
Bellew’s previous fight: Tony Bellew vs Ilunga Makabu
Bellew’s next fight: David Haye vs Tony Bellew
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