Tommy Bell

53 29 4
32 KOs 7 KOs
division welter
status inactive
bouts 87
rounds 640
KOs 36.78%
career 1942-1951
debut 1942-07-30

ID# 011070
birth name Thomas Bell
sex male
nationality USA
stance orthodox
height 5′ 7″   /   170cm
residence Youngstown, Ohio, USA
birth place Georgia, USA

Boxing Pro 87 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1951-09-24 Pierre Langlois 45 8 2
Palais des Sports, Paris
L-TKO
1951-06-29 Leo Starosch 51 7 13
Eisstadion, Duesseldorf
L-PTS
Bell was floored in the fourth round.
1951-05-13 Leo Starosch 49 7 13
Dubois-Arena, Essen
L-KO
1950-05-05 Freddie Dawson 72 8 4
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
L-TKO
2:25    ref: Eddie Brown
1950-04-21 Otis Graham 31 15 5
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
L-SD
1950-04-17 Henry Jordan 46 64 13
Auditorium, Hartford
L-PTS
ref: Jimmy Peters 43-49
1950-01-30 Red Arrow 13 17 2
Laurel Garden, Newark
L-PTS
Bell down once in the 8th round.
1950-01-23 Tony Riccio 56 36 13
Laurel Garden, Newark
W-PTS
ref: Paul Cavalier 5-4
1949-12-15 Larry Villeneuve 45 3 2
Casino, Fall River
L-SD
1949-11-30 Hurley Sanders 14 9 3
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-PTS
1949-10-26 Ronnie Delaney 27 1 1
Armory, Akron
L-KO
1:14    ref: Eddie Atlas
1949-08-26 Sonny Horne 73 21 5
Long Beach Stadium, Long Beach
W-SD
1949-08-12 Jimmy Welch 45 8 7
Haft's Acre, Columbus
L-UD
ref: Fritzie Zivic 1-9   Art Berget 2-7   Lou Luzader 3-5
1949-01-25 California Jackie
Wilson
61 15 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
L-TKO
3:00    ref: Benny Whitman
1948-11-23 Frankie Fernandez 19 1 0
Honolulu Stadium, Honolulu
L-KO
2:52    ref: Willie Whittle 1-9   Walter Cho 1-8   Kenny Olds 1-10
Bell was hospitalised after the fight
1948-11-16 Cecil Hudson 58 27 4
Arena, Toledo
W-PTS
1948-10-25 Danny Martin 36 27 4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
0:35    ref: Sharkey Buonanno
1948-09-27 Jackie Williams 17 11 5
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence
W-TKO
2:21    ref: Billy Lynch
1948-09-02 Doug Ratford 30 18 6
Madison Square Garden, New York
W-SD
ref: Harry Ebbets 6-4   Harold Barnes 7-5   Arthur Schwartz 4-6
Barnes scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Bell in supplemental scoring.
1948-08-20 Mickey Doyle 32 7 2
Idora Park, Youngstown
W-KO
1948-07-26 Smuggy Hursey 31 12 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington
W-TKO
From Washington newspapers (Jack Kincaid).
1948-06-14 Anton Raadik 24 7 0
Marigold Gardens Outdoor Arena, Chicago
L-TKO
1948-04-26 Kid Gavilan 42 5 2
Arena, Philadelphia
L-SD
ref: Charley Daggert 4-6   Frank Knaresborough 4-6   Al Voice 5-4
1948-03-23 Laurie Buxton 33 29 3
Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
W-TKO
2:28    ref: Frank Fullam
1948-03-08 Buster Tyler 38 11 2
St. Nicholas Arena, New York
L-SD
ref: Jack Appel 4-5   Nick Gamboli 4-5   Jack Gordon 8-5
Gordon had the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Bell in supplemental scoring.
1947-12-19 Steve Belloise 76 9 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Eddie Joseph 2-8   Jimmy Hagan 3-6   George LeCron 3-7
Bell was down twice in the 2nd, and once in the 9th.
1947-11-12 Billy Cooper 40 38 9
Arena, Cleveland
W-SD
ref: Joe Sedley 6-4   Charley Bill 3-7   Herb Williams 5-4
1947-09-22 Smuggy Hursey 30 8 1
Griffith Stadium, Washington
W-UD
Hursey was down for an eight-count in round three. Bell won handily, but tried his best.
1947-08-12 Buddy Farrell 47 30 4
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth
D-PTS
ref: Joe Mangold 3-3
1947-08-04 Cecil Hudson 56 21 4
Borchert Field, Milwaukee
L-PTS
1947-04-23 Paul Lewis 44 18 12
Auditorium, Oakland
W-UD
Lewis was knocked down in the 6th
1947-04-15 California Jackie
Wilson
57 11 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
W-TKO
2:15    ref: Benny Whitman
1947-03-14 Jake LaMotta 62 10 3
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
Scoring: 7-2-1, 7-2-1, 5-5 (6-5). A left hook to the jaw knocked Bell down in the 1st, for a count of seven.
1946-12-20 Ray Robinson 73 1 1
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Eddie Joseph 5-10   Jack O'Sullivan 6-8   Arthur Schwartz 5-10

Having waited five years, Robinson finally got a shot at the title, which had been vacated by Marty Servo in September. The first five rounds were hard ones for Robinson, including a knockdown for a 7-count in round two from a left hook by Bell. According to Jimmy Cannon of the New York Post, Robinson then won the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th rounds. Bell took the tenth. Bell was dropped in the 11th for "eight, " and battered in the 12th. Tommy came back to win the 13th & 14th rounds, although both rounds were slow. No mention was made of the 15th.
Attendance: 15, 670
1946-09-27 Cecil Hudson 51 18 4
Auditorium, Milwaukee
W-MD
ref: Dauber Jaeger 6-5   Gil Jackson 5-3   Owen Murphy 5-5
1946-07-29 California Jackie
Wilson
55 9 3
Arena Stadium, Philadelphia
W-UD
ref: Charley Daggert 7-1   Leo Costella 10-0   Lou Tress 7-3
1946-07-18 Willard Buckless 27 7 2
Noel Field, North Adams
W-KO
2:19    
Buckless was knocked down three times in the 2nd round.
1946-05-06 Cecil Hudson 45 17 4
St. Nicholas Arena, New York
L-PTS
1946-04-30 Bobby Simmons 55 14 4
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown
W-SD
ref: Jimmy Jones 3-5   James DeNiro 5-3   C Solomon 7-2
1946-03-04 Danny Williams 28 2 4
Arena, Philadelphia
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Charley Daggert
1946-02-14 Billy Furrone 33 23 7
Golden Gate Arena, New York
W-TKO
1946-01-11 Jake LaMotta 55 10 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Jack Watson 3-7   Jimmy Hagan 2-8   Arthur Schwartz 2-8

1945-11-29 Ellis Stewart 16 2 0
4th Medical Regiment Amory, Baltimore
W-TKO
1945-11-13 Bill McDowell 152 96 25
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown
W-KO
1945-07-19 Jimmy Doyle 32 5 3
Arena, Cleveland
L-UD
ref: Jackie Davis 4-6   Billy Sulzman 4-6   Herb Williams 3-7
1945-07-06 Jake LaMotta 49 9 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
ref: Ruby Goldstein 4-6   Joe Agnello 3-7   Charlie Rosen 2-8
1945-05-09 Chuck Hunter 17 5 0
Arena, Cleveland
W-TKO
1945-03-07 Bobby Richardson 14 6 0
Arena, Cleveland
W-KO
1:13    ref: Lou Parker
1945-02-26 Ossie Harris 27 27 5
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh
L-SD
ref: Buck McTiernan 4-6   Freddie Lux 5-3   George Martzo 4-5
1945-02-12 Bee Bee Wright 24 2 0
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh
D-MD
1945-01-16 Ray Robinson 51 1 0
Arena, Cleveland
L-UD
1944-12-19 Chuck Hunter 14 3 0
Arena, Cleveland
W-UD
1944-06-26 Fritzie Zivic 134 42 7
Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
W-SD
ref: Ernie Sesto 7-2   Willie Davies 4-6   Freddie Lux 6-2
1944-04-03 Jackie Cooper 24 9 2
Coliseum, Baltimore
NC-NC
1944-03-22 Maxie Berger 89 17 8
Arena, Cleveland
W-KO
2:27    
Berger suffered a broken ankle when knocked down.
1944-03-10 Tommy James 7 9 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-KO
1944-02-18 Johnny Abbott 9 3 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-KO
1944-02-15 Chuck Hunter 5 1 0
Public Hall, Cleveland
W-TKO
1944-02-14 Ernie Pelaia 24 22 2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh
W-RTD
1944-02-04 Al Jolson 23 4 0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-PTS
1944-01-28 Al Gilbert 36 25 7
Armory, Akron
W-KO
1944-01-14 Johnny Brown 14 10 3
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-TKO
1944-01-01 Bee Bee Wright 13 0 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-KO
1943-12-14 Bobby Winters 17 12 2
Bristol Arena, New Bedford
W-TKO
The bout was stopped after an accidental head clash opened a cut above Winters' eye. (New York Times)
1943-12-03 Johnny Brown 14 9 3
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-SD
1943-11-05 Joe Lemieux 27 23 3
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-RTD
1943-10-22 Willie Cheatum 27 42 13
Mechanics Building, Boston
W-KO
1943-10-18 Johnny Brown 13 8 3
Laurel Garden, Newark
W-PTS
1943-10-11 Harold 'Jamaica'
Smith
10 3 0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia
W-PTS
1943-09-17 Buddy Farrell 23 15 4
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-KO
1943-08-27 Eddie Brown 1 2 0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-KO
1943-08-13 Henry Robinson 1 3 0
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-TKO
1943-07-23 Verne Patterson 34 12 1
Mechanics Hall, Worcester
W-RTD
Patterson was not out for the 6th round.
1943-07-09 Larry Thomas 1 1 0
Chester
W-KO
1943-06-17 Warren Jones 0 4 0
Century Stadium, West Springfield
W-UD
1943-05-24 Willie Russell 25 4 3
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
W-PTS
This was the only fight between Bell and Russell. The previously-listed fight of May 24, 1943 was a duplication. ALso, see The Ring, August 1943, page 63, and Bell's record in the 1944 Ring Record Book.
1943-03-29 Johnny Roszina 21 8 2
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
W-UD
1943-03-01 Johnny Roszina 20 8 1
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
D-PTS
1943-02-22 Tommy James 5 1 0
Marigold Gardens, Chicago
W-TKO
1943-01-01 Sam Hughes 2 2 0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit
W-TKO
1942-12-14 Billy Carrigan 34 15 5
Arena Gardens, Detroit
W-PTS
1942-11-30 O'Neill Bell 2 0 0
Arena Gardens, Detroit
L-PTS
1942-10-26 Marcus Lockman 12 8 1
Arena Gardens, Detroit
D-PTS
1942-10-02 Lou Woods 16 0 0
Fordson Stadium, Dearborn
L-PTS
1942-09-22 Chuck Taylor 8 0 0
Hickey Park, Millvale
L-PTS
1942-07-30 Tom Gunther debut
Idora Park, Youngstown
W-TKO
From The Ring, October 1942, page 57. This fight did not occur on July 23, as previously shown.
1942-07-21 Bobby McIntire 46 23 5
Scott Stadium, Toledo
L-PTS