By Mark Vester
WBO cruiserweight champ Enzo Maccarinelli tells IC Wales that he is willing to come to America to face WBC/WBA champ O'Neil Bell.
Maccarinelli is set to defend the WBO crown against Italy's Vincenzo Cantatore on the Calzaghe/Manfredo undercard at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on April 7. He wants face Bell in his next fight, hopefully in the summer.
Bell has an upcoming rematch with former champion Jean Marc Mormeck on March 17 in France. Recently, Bell was arrested for allegedly assaulting a sparring partner in Big Bear, California. He was posted $50,000 bail and appears to be set for his upcoming bout.
"Bell is the one recognized as the undisputed champion, but he can't call himself that until he beats me," Maccarinelli told IC Wales. "That's the fight I'm aiming for. He's said he's got a lot of admiration for me and that he wants my belt. I want to fight the best straight away and I definitely feel that I'll get him."
"He's got a fight in March and I'm fighting in April, so it could work out. There's talk about Joe going over to the States in July or there's a lovely stadium (Liberty) down in Swansea which would be happy to hold the event. Home or away doesn't bother me whatsoever. When that bell goes it's only me against him, the crowd's not going to help either of us."