O'Neil Bell

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O'Neil Bell
Statistics
Real name O'Neil Bell
Nickname(s) Supernova
Give 'em hell
Rated at Cruiserweight
Nationality Jamaica Jamaican
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 39)
Jamaica
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 26
Wins by KO 24
Losses 3
Draws 1

O'Neil "Super Nova" Bell (born December 29, 1974) is a boxer who is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, having held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring magazine cruiserweight titles.

Professional career[edit]

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 defeated Canadian Dale Brown in a controversial but unanimous decision on May 20, 2005 on Friday Night Fights to capture the vacant IBF title.

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.

Bell lost the WBA and WBC belts to Jean-Marc Mormeck on March 17, 2007 in the Frenchman's backyard in Levallois, France via a close but unanimous decision.

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.[1] Bell's first heavyweight bout was scheduled to be against Willie Palms on January 14, 2009,[2] but that fight never occurred, and the Adamek loss remains Bell's last fight as of early 2010.

Outside the Ring[edit]

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 [1].

Bell AWOL[edit]

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[edit]

27 Wins (25 knockouts, 2 decisions), 4 Losses (3 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 Draw [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 17-20 United States Rico Cason TKO 1 17/12/2011 Virginia Arlington, Virginia, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:58 of the first round.
Loss 29-8 Jamaica Richard "Destroyer" Hall TKO 2 04/06/2011 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:58 of the second round.
Loss 33-1 Poland Tomasz Adamek TKO 8 19/04/2008 Poland Katowice, Poland IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
Loss 32-3 France Jean-Marc "Marksman" Mormeck UD 12 17/03/2007 France Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France WBA Super/WBC World Cruiserweight Titles. 113-115, 113-115, 112-116.
Win 31-2 France Jean-Marc "Marksman" Mormeck KO 10 07/01/2006 New York 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 South Africa Sebastiaan Rothmann KO 11 26/08/2005 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Rothmann knocked out at 2:09 of the 11th round.
Win 33-3-1 Canada "Cowboy" Dale Brown UD 12 20/05/2005 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 117-111, 116-112, 115-113.
Win 27-6 United States Ezra Sellers KO 2 04/09/2004 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Sellers knocked out at 2:04 of the second round.
Win 23-4 South Africa Derrick "Royalty" Harmon TKO 8 19/12/2003 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:41 of the eighth round.
Win 19-1-1 United States Kelvin "Concrete" Davis TKO 11 23/05/2003 Oklahoma 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 United States "King" Arthur Williams TKO 9 08/11/2002 Nevada 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 United States Eric "Landlord" Davis TKO 3 28/06/2002 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Draw 25-9-2 United States Ernest "M-16" Mateen TD 3 26/04/2002 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 24-6 United States Ka-Dy King TKO 3 09/04/2002 Illinois Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 34-5-1 United States "King" Arthur Williams TKO 11 07/09/2001 North Dakota Hankinson, North Dakota, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the 11th round.
Win 13-1 United States Jason "Nightmare" Robinson UD 10 03/07/2001 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 18-4 United States Jose Luis Rivera TKO 11 10/05/2001 Illinois East Saint Louis, Illinois, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title.
Win 17-0-1 United States James "Hurricane" Walton TKO 10 18/01/2001 Mississippi Biloxi, Mississippi, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:38 of the tenth round.
Win 20-4-1 United States Michael "Gold" Rush KO 5 19/10/2000 Georgia (U.S. state) Columbus, Georgia, United States WBA NBA Cruiserweight Title.
Win 16-30-2 United States Eric "Landlord" Davis TKO 2 13/10/2000 Georgia (U.S. state) Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
Win 10-39-2 United States Jose Hiram Torres TKO 3 02/06/2000 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 8-31 United States John "Papa" Moore TKO 3 22/04/2000 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 0-2 United States Wes "Tinker" Taylor TKO 3 27/01/2000 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 7-2 United States George Holder TKO 2 03/09/1999 North Carolina Cherokee, North Carolina, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:47 of the second round.
Win 6-0 Canada Carl "Kojak" Handy TKO 4 11/08/1999 Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 2-0 United States John Ivan Battle KO 2 03/03/1999 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 10-17 United States Cliff Nellon TKO 4 22/01/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:57 of the fourth round.
Win -- United States John "Hurricane" Carter TKO 1 13/11/1998 North Carolina Cherokee, North Carolina, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:10 of the first round.
Win 0-3 United States Larry Donnell TKO 2 30/07/1998 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win -- United States James Sealey KO 1 26/06/1998 Georgia (U.S. state) Doraville, Georgia, United States
Loss 3-1 Algeria Mahamed Benguesmia KO 4 11/04/1998 South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Win 1-0 United States William Holyfield TKO 1 19/02/1998 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Vacant
Title last held by
Kelvin Davis
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
May 20, 2005–March 31, 2006
Stripped
Succeeded by
Krzysztof Włodarczyk
Filled vacancy
Preceded by
Jean-Marc Mormeck
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
The Ring Cruiserweight Champion
WBA Cruiserweight Super Champion

January 7, 2006-March 17, 2007
Succeeded by
Jean-Marc Mormeck
Vacant
Title last held by
Evander Holyfield
Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion
January 7, 2006 - March 31, 2006
Titles fractured
Succeeded by
David Haye
Filled vacancy