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I can't fight Anthony Joshua, he's TOO BIG admits Tony Bellew ahead of David Haye clash

Mirror logo Mirror 17/02/2017 Ben Burrows

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Tony Bellew has no interest in getting into the ring with Anthony Joshua - because he's too big.

The Bomber fights David Haye next month with his promoter Eddie Hearn refusing to rule out the Liverpudlian facing the winner of Joshua's blockbuster clash with Wladimir Klitschko in April.

But despite piling on the pounds to face Haye, Bellew has no interest in staying at heavyweight to take on world champion Joshua.

"I'm fighting, let's get it straight, a big cruiserweight, a very small heavyweight," he told Sky Sports.

"I'm not big enough, I know I like to kid sometimes and mess around, and I have thought about it - to face the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko winner. But in all honesty, Anthony is just too big.

"I think he's a lovely lad as well. I actually admire him, I'm a fan of Anthony Joshua's."

Bellew insists that he expects former world heavyweight champion Haye to make "every possible excuse" if he loses the battle of the British fighters but would be willing to fight him again.

"I'm going to be a good man and give 'Sideshow Bob' a return once I've knocked him out," he added.

"I'm going to give him a way back, because believe you me, when I beat him on March 4 you are going to hear every excuse possible. From he's got a sore toe, a broken finger nail, his hair band wasn't on right.

"I'm already prepared for 'I wasn't taking him seriously', 'I was in Miami', 'I was on yachts, 'I was sipping protein shakes out of a cocktail glass'.

"All I will say is, I will give you the chance to get it back, once I stop you on March 4."

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