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O'Neill Bell
Global ID11795
sexmale
birthdate 1923-00-00
divisionmiddleweight
country USA
residenceDetroit, Michigan, USA
won 22 (KO 6) + lost 13 (KO 9) + drawn 5 = 40
rounds boxed 279 KO% 15
 
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1949-04-18Jake LaMotta70-13-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO410
Bell did not give LaMotta any serious problems. It was Jake's 15th fight in Detroit.
1948-12-15Joey DeJohn53-2-2
State Fair Coliseum, Syracuse, New York, USALTKO310
Bell was down three times, forcing an automatic stoppage.
1948-11-24Jerome Frazier31-5-0
Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USALKO310
time: 0:40 | referee: Julius Fidler
Bell won the first two rounds, but in the third he received a left to the body which hurt him, and then was knocked out by a right to the chin.
1948-06-30Charley Zivic32-7-2
Zivic Arena, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
1948-05-26George Costner52-8-3
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USALMD1010
referee: Dick Burke
1948-04-13Allen Faulkner33-4-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Lou Scozza
1948-03-19Billy Brown41-19-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS1010
1948-02-06Tommy Yarosz65-2-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
This was a big upset, and Yarosz's first loss since 1942 The decision was a popular one.
1947-11-28Holman Williams144-28-11
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALSD1010
1947-11-14Cecil Hudson58-22-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1947-10-24Danny Williams37-7-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
1947-08-06Dave Sands48-8-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLKO212
time: 2:10 | referee: Joe Wallis
1947-05-19Alex Buxton15-7-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWPTS1212
1947-04-21Len Dittmar18-2-1
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaWTKO512
1947-03-03Tommy Burns50-3-5
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaLTKO1112
time: 0:12 | referee: Joe Wallis
Attendance: 14,000
1947-01-10Cocoa Kid170-50-9
Rainbo Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS1010
The records of both Cocoa Kid and Bell, in various editions of The Ring Record Book, give the result as a draw as does the Chicago Tribune. Also, the report of Gene Engel in The Ring, April 1947, page 48, indicate that the result was a draw. Cocoa Kid was down for a 9-count in round two, but came back and evened up the fight by "boxing beautifully."
1946-10-25Jake LaMotta60-10-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO210
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1946-09-27Vinnie Rossano40-18-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO810
The fight was stopped "when a doctor discovered that Rossano's nose was broken at the end of the 8th round." (United Press)
1946-08-26Cecil Hudson50-17-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWMD1010
1946-07-12Ray Brown30-2-0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USALKO510
1946-04-29Dave Clark10-7-2
Cincinnati, Ohio, USAWPTS1010
1946-02-15Sugar Ray Robinson60-1-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALKO210
time: 1:10 | referee: Johnny Weber
1946-02-01Fritzie Zivic150-54-6
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1945-12-28California Jackie Wilson52-8-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWSD1010
1945-11-23George Costner41-7-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO710
1945-11-05Benny Droll12-2-5
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO78
1945-10-22Billy Parsons37-36-7
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
1945-08-07Johnny Eaton8-4-1
Arcadia Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS88
1945-05-14Billy Goodman1-0-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS66
1945-03-26Jimmy Sherrer11-3-1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USALKO16
1945-03-12Robert Fowler8-7-4
Marigold Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS88
Bell was down for a nine-count in round three.
1945-01-19Pete DeRuzza41-38-10
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
1945-01-12Al Jolson28-9-1
Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, USADPTS88
Bell was knocked down in the sixth round.
1944-11-24Charley Parham24-9-2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWPTS88
This was a terrific slugfest, won by Bell who floored Parham six times. Bell was on the deck himself once.
1944-10-18Bobby Giles13-4-1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS66
1942-11-20Tommy Bell1-3-1
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS66
1942-04-13Johnny Dudley8-4-1
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44
From The Ring, July 1942, page 57.
1942-02-12Jimmy Hill
Fairview Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO26
From the 1945 Ring Record Book, page 40, but date not given there. The date listed here is a guess, but probably correct.
1942-02-05Frankie Petro
Arena Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO14
The date needs verification.
1942-01-10Johnny Dudley4-0-1
Fairview Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USAWPTS44
The date needs verification.

 
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