Albert Bell takes on Presco Carcosia tonight, eyeing the winners of Navarrete-Valdez – The Ring

Mark Barnaldez attack bell. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

By Francisco Salazar |

Like many boxing fans On Saturday, Albert Bell will be watching Emmanuel fight. Navarrete-Oscar Valdez

Belle will fight the winner sooner or later. and believed that the belt would be girded around his loins. Whoever the winner is

Meanwhile, striker Bell has some business to take care of tonight. As he faces Presco Karkocia at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, the eight-round match will headline live streaming on DAZN (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PM PT)

Bell (23-0, 6 knockouts), who is No. 10 on The Ring at 130 pounds, won his final bout on Aug. 11, defeating William Encarnacion by unanimous decision in Toledo, Ohio. his hometown He will be part of the new Overtime Boxing series that launched last Friday. It will be released on four consecutive Fridays in August. Overtime is best known for basketball leagues featuring top high school and college players.

Overtime Boxing has a special feature in their fights. Including winner bonuses for knockout victories in the opening and final rounds of each fight. If the fight is declared a tie on the scorecard A bonus round will take place to determine the winner.

Belle was grateful for the opportunity to perform on a new platform.

“I’m very motivated,” Bell told The Ring Thursday morning. “I love fighting at home. But it’s always nice to be able to change the scene and build a fan base.”

Bell, 30, is currently ranked No. 2 by the WBO. He is next in line to meet the winner of the fight. Navarrete-Valdez Navarrete is defending his first WBO title he won on Feb. 3 against Liam Wilson.

Bell is confident he has the style to face and beat Navarrete or Valdez.

“Honestly, I don’t know who won,” said Bell, who was promoted from Wyck Green. “I think it was a 50-50 battle between those guys. I think I have the perfect style to pair with both of them to get the job and be crowned WBO World Champion (belt).

Bell was once promoted from Top Rank, but the pair split amicably in August 2021, reportedly after none of the top ranked young fighters wanted to face Bell. ” and a long reach Some fighters saw Belle as a high-risk, low-reward fight.

That didn’t bother Belle. who believes that as long as he continues to win The top contenders must be instructed to face him in a battle for elimination for the world title. Or the world title holder must protect his belt from him.

“I believe it’s a curse and a blessing,” Bell said. “It’s a testament to the type of fighter that I am. My skill set and abilities (from) what I can do in the ring. But sometimes it gets frustrating. That’s all behind us now. And we’re trying to do our best and be (a) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP next bout or after.

“I feel like I’m the best at 130 pounds. I feel like I’m the best at 130 pounds for the past few years. The reason I feel that way is that I feel the proof is in the pudding. If I’m not like that I could easily pick someone. They know the risks they take in fighting with me. Once I got those people in the ring I will show why I have been avoided for so long.”

Bell is battling for the World Championship belt. Carcosia (11-2-1, 9 KOs), who lives in General Santos City in the Philippines, stands in his way. The 27-year-old Carcosia defeated Arnel Baconaje by split decision in the rematch. Finally on February 26th.

while demonstrating a strong skill set and willingness to face top fighters. Bell is grateful that he has reached this point in his career. He can’t wait to fight for the world championship belt and show his true talent.

“I’m so excited. I believe it’s long overdue. a long time ago I finally got what I felt I deserved. And it was a beautiful moment for boxing and my career.

“I deserve to fight for the world championship.”

Francisco A. Salazar has been writing for The Ring since October 2013 and has been covering boxing in Southern California and internationally since 2000. Francisco also writes for the Ventura County (California) newspaper. ) Star can be contacted at [email protected]

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