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Tony Bellew tells 'pathetic conman' David Haye: I will smash you

LIVERPOOL, England -- Tony Bellew accused David Haye of "conning the British public" when he jumped out of the ring to confront the former world champion after stopping BJ Flores in three rounds.

Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) dropped his American challenger four times in three rounds to secure his first WBC world cruiserweight title defence at the Echo Arena in his home city.

It was the first time Flores (32-3-1, 20 KOs) had been stopped in his career and Bellew, who had a role in the Rocky spin-off film Creed, then brought more entertainment with his rant.

Charged with adrenaline after a spiteful display, 33-year-old Bellew leapt from the ring to shout at Haye (28-2, 26 KOs), who was ringside commentating for television.

"He has been conning the British public since his pathetic comeback," Bellew told Sky Sports.

"The last two guys you fought are working on nightclub doors, or they're putting the bins out. They were a joke, you are robbing everyone.

"You predicted your mate [Flores] would beat me. He got smashed and you will get smashed too.

"You remember what happened when I was an amateur and you were fighting for the British title, David Price and I spanked you in the gym.

"With ten ounce gloves on, I'll put you and your pathetic haircut to sleep.

"Truth be known, he's the same dimensions as me. He's 6ft 3in, like me, but with that Spongebob Squarepants haircut he's 6ft 4in."

Any fight between Haye and Bellew would have to be at a catchweight. Haye, 36 last week, is two fights into a comeback after more than four years out of action and is a world champion at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

But Haye's ambitions lie in the heavyweight division, where he is trying to negotiate a fight one of the vacant WBA and WBO world titles.

"He was taking a few big shots in the process, his defence was leaky. Against me, that'd take one shot," Haye told Sky Sports.

"I've been a heavyweight for eight or nine years. If he wants to come up, it's an easy night's work.

"I'll probably knock him out with a jab."