O'Neil Bell vs. Sebastiaan Rothmann
2005-08-26 : O'Neil Bell 200 lbs beat Sebastiaan Rothmann 200 lbs by KO at 2:09 in round 11 of 12
- Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
- Referee: Tommy Kimmons
- Judge: Don O'Neill 95-93
- Judge: Alex Levin 94-94
- Judge: Peter Trematerra 94-94
- IBF Cruiserweight Title
- Time: 2:09
- Weights: both 200
Bell, seemingly on the verge of losing his title in his first defense, connects with two rights to the head, sending Rothmann face first onto the canvas. He would remain down for several minutes.
Bell was knocked down at the end the 4th round, but a confused Kimmons failed to acknowledge it. Bell was penalized points in both the 7th and 9th rounds for low blows.