O'Neil bell returns in August vs. Louis Azille


O'Neil bell returns in  August vs. Louis Azille

Press Release: Former world cruiserweight champion O’Neil Bell still hasn’t let his decision loss to Jean-Marc Mormeck go. Bell is back, ready for his first fight since losing the title, and he vows to never let the judges interfere in his career again. “It was disgraceful what the judges did to me in France on March 17th, and even more disgraceful that Mormeck chooses to call himself a champion after running from me for the last four rounds.  From here on out, my opponents, including Mormeck, will never hear the final bell.” On August 8, 2007 Bell (26-2-1, 24 KOs) begins on his road back to the title when he returns to the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida to headline ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights against former world title challenger Louis “The Lion” Azille (19-3-2, 15 KOs). Azille took three years off but returned with a win over Michael Simms in February. He has been in with the best of the best at cruiserweight over the course of an 11-year pro career. “Every fighter I meet, when that bell rings, I will be picturing Mormeck there in front of me,” said Bell.  “I will not stop knocking people out until we settle our score.  I just hope he is more courageous in accepting a third fight than he was in running away from me in our second one.” Also scheduled for action on August 8th will be highly-touted middleweight prospect “Mean” Joe Greene (15-0, 11 KOs) and former world champion Raul ‘El Diamante’ Marquez (39-3, 28 KOs).  Opponents for both fighters will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale on this Friday, June 29th, and may be purchased at all TicketMaster Outlets or at the Hard Rock Live Arena Box Office.