O'Neil Bell Shot and Killed By Robbers in Atlanta

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to the Atlanta Journal, former unified cruiserweight champion O'Neil Bell, 41-years-old, was shot and killed by a pair of robbers. Police found his body in the middle of Harbin Roads, with stab wounds and gunshot wounds.

Bell was one of two people who were shot while getting off a bus Wednesday morning in the 1800 block of Harbin Road. The other victim was not with Bell, but was getting off the same bus. Both were robbed. The second victim was shot in the hip and is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Bell became an undisputed cruiserweight champion when he unified the WBC/IBF/WBA titles with a memorable war with Jean Marc Mormeck in 2006. Bell lost their rematch, another war, in 2007. Bell then lost fights to Tomasz Adamek and Richard Hall. He finally retired after a stay busy win in December 2011.

He walked away with a record of 27-4-1 and 25 knockouts. Bell initially had the nickname of "Give 'Em Hell" but later changed it to "Supernova."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchMeIDareYou on 11-26-2015

[QUOTE=Left Hook Tua;16268152]is it me or do athletes/ex athletes seem to be killed or robbed more in the south?[/QUOTE] Yup. There's a larger population of blacks in the south so that could be it.

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-26-2015

2 bad...he was a very decent boxer...saw in an Atl paper they have the car id'd (pt cruiser) & foto of 1 guy...seems he was targeted as there were others coming off the bus...RIP Champ...

Comment by A-Wolf on 11-26-2015

Terrible, tragic news. Bell was a talent. He'll be missed.

Comment by T.M.T on 11-26-2015

pure cowardly. i'm sure if the robber or robbers had so balls and fought like real men suppose too. Bell would've knocked the phuck out of them. this **** is death penalty action when they catch the punk (S).

Comment by Left Hook Tua on 11-26-2015

is it me or do athletes/ex athletes seem to be killed or robbed more in the south?

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