"Give 'em Hell"
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- Born: December 29, 1974
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- Age: 48
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- Stance: Orthodox
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- Nationality: Jamaican
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O'Neil Bell was a Jamaican professional boxer who competed from 1998 to 2011. He was born on December 29, 1974, and tragically passed away on November 25, 2015, at the age of 40. Bell, nicknamed 'Supernova' and 'Give 'em Hell,' stood at 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm) and fought in the cruiserweight weight class. The orthodox boxer had a reach of 75 inches (191 cm).
Bell's professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years, with his first fight taking place on February 19, 1998, against William Holyfield, which he won via 1st round TKO. Over the course of his career, Bell had a total of 32 fights, winning 27 of them, with 25 of his wins coming from knockout. He also had 1 draw and 4 losses, with 3 of those defeats coming from knockout.
Bell made history on October 19, 2000, when he defeated Michael Rush via 5th round KO to become the NBA cruiserweight world champion. At the age of 25 and after only 13 professional fights, Bell had already made his mark in the boxing world.
Throughout his career, Bell won a total of five world titles at cruiserweight, including the unified cruiserweight world championship in 2006. His best fight and notable victory took place on January 7, 2006, when Bell beat Jean-Marc Mormeck via a 10th round KO, making him the IBF, WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring cruiserweight world-champion belts holder.
Despite his successes, Bell had four losses in his professional boxing career. His first loss came via 4th round KO against Mahamed Benguesmia on April 11, 1998. One of his losses was in a title bout, with the other three coming in non-title bouts.
On December 17, 2011, Bell had his last professional fight against Rico Cason at 36 years of age. He won the fight via 1st round TKO, bringing his career to a victorious end.
Bell's climb to the top in his division despite a loss in his second fight against Algerian amateur star (M. Benguesima) is a testament to his skill and determination. He defeated former IBF champion Arthur Williams twice by TKO and climbed the rankings
The boxer's professional boxing record includes notable victories over Ka-Dy King, Eric Davis, Ezra Sellers, Sebastiaan Rothmann, and Rico Cason. Despite his accomplishments, Bell faced adversity both in and out of the ring, with injuries and time out of the sport contributing to his retirement at the age of 36.
In conclusion, O'Neil Bell was an excellent boxer who fought his way to the top of his division. He may have had his fair share of losses, but he made up for it with his impressive wins and multiple world titles. Bell's fighting style, combined with his resilience and determination, created a unique legacy in the sport that resonates to this day.
O'Neil Bell Fight Record
|32||Dec 17, 2011||36||Rico Cason||Win||TKO1|
|31||Jun 4, 2011||36||Richard Hall||Loss||TKO2|
|30||Apr 19, 2008||33||Tomasz Adamek||Loss||TKO8|
|29||Mar 17, 2007||32||Jean-Marc Mormeck||Loss||UD|
|28||Jan 7, 2006||31||Jean-Marc Mormeck||Win||KO10|
|27||Aug 26, 2005||30||Sebastiaan Rothmann||Win||KO11|
|26||May 20, 2005||30||Dale Brown||Win||UD|
|25||Sep 4, 2004||29||Ezra Sellers||Win||KO2|
|24||Dec 19, 2003||28||Derrick Harmon||Win||TKO8|
|23||May 23, 2003||28||Kelvin Davis||Win||TKO11|
|22||Nov 8, 2002||27||Arthur Williams||Win||TKO9|
|21||Jun 28, 2002||27||Eric Davis||Win||TKO3|
|20||Apr 26, 2002||27||Ernest Mateen||Draw||TD|
|19||Apr 9, 2002||27||Ka-Dy King||Win||TKO3|
|18||Sep 7, 2001||26||Arthur Williams||Win||TKO11|
|17||Jul 3, 2001||26||Jason Robinson||Win||UD|
|16||May 10, 2001||26||Jose Luis Rivera||Win||TKO11|
|15||Jan 18, 2001||26||James Walton||Win||TKO10|
|14||Oct 19, 2000||25||Michael Rush||Win||KO5|
|13||Oct 13, 2000||25||Eric Davis||Win||TKO2|
|12||Jun 2, 2000||25||Jose Hiram Torres||Win||TKO3|
|11||Apr 22, 2000||25||John Moore||Win||TKO3|
|10||Jan 27, 2000||25||Wes Taylor||Win||TKO3|
|9||Sep 3, 1999||24||George Holder||Win||TKO2|
|8||Aug 11, 1999||24||Carl Handy||Win||TKO4|
|7||Mar 3, 1999||24||John Battle||Win||KO2|
|6||Jan 22, 1999||24||Cliff Nellon||Win||TKO4|
|5||Nov 13, 1998||23||John Carter||Win||TKO1|
|4||Jul 30, 1998||23||Larry Donnell||Win||TKO2|
|3||Jun 26, 1998||23||James Sealey||Win||KO1|
|2||Apr 11, 1998||23||Mahamed Benguesmia||Loss||KO4|
|1||Feb 19, 1998||23||William Holyfield||Win||TKO1|