Bell wins Australian
title from Bargero
Tiger Tim Bell is the new Australian light-heavyweight champion after
winning a unanimous 10-round decision over veteran Marc Bargero at
Melbourne’s Dallas Brooks Hall.
Bell, whose father died in a horse-riding accident in 1993 when Tim was
14, left school during Year 9 to become a carpenter so he could feed his
mother and two brothers.
He turned professional in 2001 but had only mixed success and last year
lost to both Sean Connell and Heath Stenton.
But his win over Bargero was a dream come true as he lifted his record
to 12-5-1 (11 KOs).
On the same card Costa Chondros stopped James Ellis in six for the
Australian supercruiserweight title.
Wwelterweight Matthew Paulley outpointed Shannon McMahon over six and
Jonny Walker stopped Bruce Glozier in three.
with Ray wheatley
18 Aug 2007