i think youre right and it is fair enough, i would not begrudge him going after big money fights even if it is all a little bit WWE.
i still think he could beat a few of these belt holders at Cruiser weight including briedis, but as you say, theres not the interest. Haye cleaned it up, and hardly anyone remembers or knows just what an achievement that was.
i still would like to think that he might take a few meaningful fights, maybe there are some at HW for him. It does seem that hes going to go for a few more haye type match ups for the money though.
I think Bellew's ideal next fight would be the Parker/Fury winner for a crack at a heavyweight title.....and after that the Haye fight.
Thing is this, if he loses against the Parker/Fury winner, then a Haye fight is still viable. But if he takes the Haye fight first and loses that then the heavyweight shot is out the window.
There are legit and interesting fights at cruiser for Bellew, but he's free rolling now as Hearn would say. He's basically achieved his aims and now he's on the gravy train where anything else is just a lucrative bonus.