|Real name||O'Neil Bell|
Give 'em hell
December 29, 1974 |
|Wins by KO||24|
Bell lost his second fight against an Algerian amateur star (M.Benguesima) but kept winning for years after that. He defeated former IBF champion Arthur Williams twice by KO and climbed the rankings.
He unified the belts by beating Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck, on January 7, 2006, for his WBA and WBC belts making Bell the second undisputed champion of the division, with Evander Holyfield being the first.
The IBF later stripped Bell in April 2006 for pulling out of a mandatory bout against Steve Cunningham because of a tooth problem. After nearly 11 months of inactivity, Bell was due to take part in the postponed Superfighter Tournament at heavyweight on December 1 of that year.
On April 19, 2008, in Poland, Bell fought former WBC light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek. Bell was dropped in the first round and quit after the end of round seven, citing that he was feeling dizzy and sick.
After the Adamek fight, Bell announced his move to the heavyweight division, saying that making the cruiserweight limit sapped his strength for his last two fights. Bell's first heavyweight bout was scheduled to be against Willie Palms on January 14, 2009, but that fight never occurred, and the Adamek loss remains Bell's last fight as of early 2010.
Outside the Ring
On February 5, 2007, Bell allegedly threw an axe at his sparring partner, Larry Slayton, while training in the woods of Big Bear, California. He was subsequently arrested on the count of assault with a deadly weapon .
According to ESPN's Wednesday Night Fights on August 8, 2007, Bell, who was originally scheduled to appear, was not been able to be reached. He was scheduled to fight Louis Azille on the fight card, but his promoter pulled him from the fight three weeks prior because he could not be located.
Professional boxing record
|27 Wins (25 knockouts, 2 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 Draw |
|Win||17-20||Rico Cason||TKO||1||17/12/2011||Arlington, Virginia, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the first round.|
|Loss||29-8||Richard "Destroyer" Hall||TKO||2||04/06/2011||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:58 of the second round.|
|Loss||33-1||Tomasz Adamek||TKO||8||19/04/2008||Katowice, Poland||IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.|
|Loss||32-3||Jean-Marc "Marksman" Mormeck||UD||12||17/03/2007||Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France||WBA Super/WBC World Cruiserweight Titles. 113-115, 113-115, 112-116.|
|Win||31-2||Jean-Marc "Marksman" Mormeck||KO||10||07/01/2006||New York City, United States||WBA Super/WBC/IBF World Cruiserweight Titles. Mormeck knocked out at 2:50 of the tenth round.|
|Win||18-3-2||Sebastiaan Rothmann||KO||11||26/08/2005||Hollywood, Florida, United States||IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Rothmann knocked out at 2:09 of the 11th round.|
|Win||33-3-1||"Cowboy" Dale Brown||UD||12||20/05/2005||Hollywood, Florida, United States||IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 117-111, 116-112, 115-113.|
|Win||27-6||Ezra Sellers||KO||2||04/09/2004||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Sellers knocked out at 2:04 of the second round.|
|Win||23-4||Derrick "Royalty" Harmon||TKO||8||19/12/2003||Rosemont, Illinois, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:41 of the eighth round.|
|Win||19-1-1||Kelvin "Concrete" Davis||TKO||11||23/05/2003||Concho, Oklahoma, United States||NABF/IBF USBA Cruiserweight Titles/IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Referee stopped the bout at 1:03 of the 11th round.|
|Win||36-7-1||"King" Arthur Williams||TKO||9||08/11/2002||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||NABF/IBF USBA Cruiserweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:06 of the ninth round.|
|Win||16-34-2||Eric "Landlord" Davis||TKO||3||28/06/2002||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Draw||25-9-2||Ernest "M-16" Mateen||TD||3||26/04/2002||Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||24-6||Ka-Dy King||TKO||3||09/04/2002||Rosemont, Illinois, United States|
|Win||34-5-1||"King" Arthur Williams||TKO||11||07/09/2001||Hankinson, North Dakota, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the 11th round.|
|Win||13-1||Jason "Nightmare" Robinson||UD||10||03/07/2001||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||18-4||Jose Luis Rivera||TKO||11||10/05/2001||East Saint Louis, Illinois, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title.|
|Win||17-0-1||James "Hurricane" Walton||TKO||10||18/01/2001||Biloxi, Mississippi, United States||NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the tenth round.|
|Win||20-4-1||Michael "Gold" Rush||KO||5||19/10/2000||Columbus, Georgia, United States||WBA NBA Cruiserweight Title.|
|Win||16-30-2||Eric "Landlord" Davis||TKO||2||13/10/2000||Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States|
|Win||10-39-2||Jose Hiram Torres||TKO||3||02/06/2000||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||8-31||John "Papa" Moore||TKO||3||22/04/2000||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||0-2||Wes "Tinker" Taylor||TKO||3||27/01/2000||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||7-2||George Holder||TKO||2||03/09/1999||Cherokee, North Carolina, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:47 of the second round.|
|Win||6-0||Carl "Kojak" Handy||TKO||4||11/08/1999||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||2-0||John Ivan Battle||KO||2||03/03/1999||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||10-17||Cliff Nellon||TKO||4||22/01/1999||Tunica, Mississippi, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:57 of the fourth round.|
|Win||--||John "Hurricane" Carter||TKO||1||13/11/1998||Cherokee, North Carolina, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:10 of the first round.|
|Win||0-3||Larry Donnell||TKO||2||30/07/1998||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Win||--||James Sealey||KO||1||26/06/1998||Doraville, Georgia, United States|
|Loss||3-1||Mahamed Benguesmia||KO||4||11/04/1998||Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
|Win||1-0||William Holyfield||TKO||1||19/02/1998||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
Title last held byKelvin Davis
|IBF Cruiserweight Champion
May 20, 2005–March 31, 2006
|WBC Cruiserweight Champion
The Ring Cruiserweight Champion
WBA Cruiserweight Super Champion
January 7, 2006-March 17, 2007
Title last held byEvander Holyfield
|Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion
January 7, 2006 - March 31, 2006