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Albert Bell Shines In Pro Debut in Kisssimmee, Florida

By Jake Donovan

Former amateur standout Albert Bell enjoyed a successful pro debut, scoring a 4th round stoppage over Harold Torres in their featherweight preliminary bout Friday evening in Kisssimmee, Florida.

The bout served in supporting capacity to a revised main event between Vicente Mosquera and emergency replacement Cosme Rivera. Mosquera was to originally face Bell's stablemate, former two-division champ Joan Guzman, who was scratched from the show after once again failing to make weight for a major fight.

Unlike his more familiar training mate, Bell was nothing but professional. He also received the best of both worlds, delivering an entertaining performance while also getting in rounds in his first pro fight. The Toledo, OH native fell just short of making the 2012 U.S. Olympic male boxing squad, dropping a decision to eventual lightweight representative Jose Ramirez.

The decision to turn pro was met with the announcement of becoming the latest young prospect to sign with second-year promotional outfit Acquinity Sports, based out of Florida. It turns out that the 20-year old has additional muscle in his corner.

"Congrats to my champ on the rise (Albert Bell)," stated former undisputed heavyweight king Mike Tyson, who has a vested interest in Bell's career. "Tonight's fight a 4th round TKO! IMP (Iron Mike Promotions) "The Takeover" has started!"

The man responsible for getting Bell into the pro ranks was equally blown away by the youngster's performance. 

"He looked spectacular," noted Henry Rivalta, Vice President of Acquinity Sports. "He didn't get touched once the entire fight."

An active schedule is planned for Bell, though there is no set date for his next fight.

Also on the undercard, heavyweight prospect Robert Alfonso improved to 2-0 (0KO) with a four-round decision over Delaware's Robert Dunton (9-8-1, 7KO).

Alfonso, best known as the heir apparent to Odlanier Solis in the Cuban amateur boxing system, has been extended the four-round distance in each of his two pro fights, both of which have taken place at the Kissimmee Civic Center, just outside of his adopted Orlando hometown.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the official Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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