Tony Bellew has promised to deliver a 'brutal and one-sided' performance when he steps in the ring on September 8 to face tough Ghanaian Edison Miranda.

The Liverpool fighter provided one of the knockouts of the year when he dispatched Danny McIntosh back in April to win the British light-heavyweight title and he believes it will be the same outcome against Miranda.

"I plan to execute Edison Miranda the exact same way I did Danny McIntosh; painful, one-sided and brutally." Bellew exclusively told IBTimes. "I don't have any remorse when I get in the boxing ring.

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Bellew promises fireworks when he faces Miranda on September 8 [Matchroom] Reuters

"It's a big fight and I am hoping to get a little bit of US recognition from it as well as he is a name there, there's no two ways about it."

This confidence should not be misinterpreted as complacency, with Bellew well aware of the tought reputation of Miranda.

The 31-year-old has been shared the ring with some of the biggest name in the super-middleweight division, including world champions Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Arthur Abraham.

"Without doubt he is the most dangerous fighter I've ever faced. I'm not saying he's the best boxer but he's the most dangerous without a shadow of a doubt."

The build-up to the highly anticipated contest at London's Alexandra Palace has been marred by the claims from promoter Frank Warren that Bellew turned down the chance of a rematch with WBO champion Nathan Cleverly.

Bellew has denied he was ever offered a return bout and just a week before claimed that he would love to get back in the ring with the Welsh fighter, though he made it clear he did not need the fight to define his own career.

"I'll fight anyone, anytime and if I have to fight that fella from Wales [Cleverly] then so be it," Bellew admitted. "I don't need him to distinguish my career but it does stick in my mind and I do want to punch his head in. I can't stand the sight of him and I can't even bear hearing his name."

Cleverly, the only man to defeat Bellew on a close points decision, will defend his world title on October 27 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff against Vyacheslav Uzelkov of Ukraine.