Bell tolls for Loz's opponents

Stevenage boxer Loz Bell had a weekend to remember - winning both fights while on international duty and having his nose broken! Bell travelled on Friday to take part in Denmark s Hvidovre Box Cup. With nearly 400 boxers competing, the popular and well-ru

Stevenage boxer Loz Bell had a weekend to remember - winning both fights while on international duty and having his nose broken!

Bell travelled on Friday to take part in Denmark's Hvidovre Box Cup.

With nearly 400 boxers competing, the popular and well-run annual tournament included four teams from England, plus the likes of South Africa, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Holland.

Bell was nominated to be the season's club captain and he had a tough fight against a local boxer from Hvidovre, MH Nielsen, whose record was 22 wins from 28 bouts.


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Stepping up in weight, it was a big test but his snappy jabs and fast hand speed meant he caught Nielsen at will although his opponent was strong and staged a prolonged attack.

Bell's ring skills still enabled him to box clever and with a super last round, he found himself thrilled to win the contest 12 points to five.

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With little rest, the next day he faced Jordan Crook, representing Wales and one of his country's best boxers.

Giving away age as well as 3kgs, Bell produced a truly spellbinding performance against a strong and aggressive Welsh champion.

Bell scored with a ferocious left hook and the frustrated Crook replied with a headbutt which knocked him off his feet and gave him a broken nose!

He was three points up going into the third and final round.

Both boys stepped up the pace and Crook's weight advantage looked to be too much for Bell.

With a minute to go, a right hook caught Bell flush on the chin and with the Welsh trainers and supporters going delirious, he went down but got up after eight seconds.

Bell continued to battle and the Stevenage fighter eventually took the decision 11 points to six.

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