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Max Boxing – News – Dedrick Bell: Fighting for Memphis Youth Boxing

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Max Boxing – News – Dedrick Bell: Fighting for Memphis Youth Boxing

Tri-Star Boxing returns to Memphis, TN on May perhaps 21 to after again place the highlight on nearby talent. This installment of the Memphis Boxing Collection presents an 8-bout card headlined by Dedrick “Damage” Bell.

 

This “Memphis Bell” has in excess of sixty ring missions on his dossier. The journeyman junior middleweight is riding a seven-combat profitable streak and won a 6-round unanimous decision on February 26 to aid open up this series at Beast Method Health and fitness at 199 Cumberland Road, Memphis, TN.

 

Bell is not your usual headliner in the sport of boxing. His introduction to the sport is almost nothing limited of hilarious. With no newbie encounter to converse of and not even significantly desire as a lover, Bell stepped into a boxing gym for the first time pretty much as a challenge or dare.

 

“It seems crazy,” Bell said. “An ex-girlfriend of mine liked boxing and she considered that I must give it a attempt.”

Athletically, Bell felt he stood out in most of the athletics he played, but found great challenges in the sport of boxing as a specialist with no background and minimal preparations.

 

Yet, he received his experienced debut again in 2009. It wasn’t extensive ahead of he uncovered himself overmatched against opponents with deeper boxing backgrounds. His initially time becoming stopped came in his ninth professional bout when he achieved Mason Menard, then 13-1. Owning fought only 4-rounders, Bell lasted into the seventh of his first 8-round affair.

 

“I will be 38 on Could 14th the best working day of the yr aside from Mother’s Day,” Bell shared. “I was born in Memphis, TN and will dwell below probably permanently. I have 3 lovely daughters. Them and all my customers are stars in my eyes. I’m all about the potential of boxing in Memphis, so building a youth plan that can compete entire world wide is what I am making an attempt to execute most in the sport.”

 

Coaching youth and physical fitness-minded older people out of “Damageville” within the Beast Method Physical fitness complicated is definitely at the coronary heart of Bell’s extremely staying. He prospects by case in point in terms of performing tough and bringing it in the health club. Memphis is his planet and that is the only place he seeks to be a champion.

 

“Dedrick is one of the most professional men and women you will fulfill in professional boxing,” Matt Youthful, Tri-Star Boxing CEO, stated. “He has found it all.  Dedrick established out on a mission various decades ago to get his document right side up considering that 2016 he is 15-3.  Dedrick would like to assist the next generation of Memphis boxers not have to go by way of all the tricky roadways he had to.  He is a good mentor to these youthful fighters.”

 

Bell is modest about his ring knowledge, but he’s fought several globe course and fringe contenders this sort of as Brandon Bennett, Jake Giurico, Jose Benavidez Jr., Haskell Rhodes, Ivan Redkach, Yordenis Ugas, Charles Hatley, and Adrian Granados. Most of them have been undefeated at the time they stepped into the ring with Bell. Most of them at some point fought globe champions. Ugas went on to retire Manny Pacquiao right before demanding Errol Spence Jr. 

 

“It relies upon on my mood through the combat,” Bell defined. “[But inside the ropes], I can do a good deal. I under no circumstances stop and do the job more challenging. It was a shorter battle, but when I fought in California from Petr Petrov, a leading ten male from Russia, I uncovered that I cannot let the second beat me. I know now, that no subject the stage, to be myself. Every person is [human].

 

Bell almost never reveals signs of regret or regret about the study course of his profession as he focuses on a larger purpose, but he nonetheless feels the sting from his most modern loss 8 bouts again. Bell faced then unbeaten Jerrico Walton and misplaced a competitive determination right after 8 rounds.

 

“My greatest efficiency? Truthfully, it was my last decline,” Bell asserted. “I felt I acquired robbed, but it was a good eight-spherical overall performance.  I have not reached that stage but, but developing Memphis into a boxing capitol would be awesome. I want fighters to journey to Memphis for camps or sparring, so I like to make at property.”

 

Memphis has the latest heritage with the sport of boxing, hosting two of Mike Tyson’s latter bouts in opposition to Lennox Lewis and Clifford Etienne, but it is existing point out of the video game drastically added benefits from grass-root attempts like the Memphis Boxing Series. The past time Tri-Star Boxing promoted an celebration below the key event saw undefeated cruiserweight DeAngelo Leachman rating a brutal 3rd-spherical stoppage in the major party. The first matter the ecstatic supporters sitting ringside questioned was “When are you coming again?”

 

Bell aims to hold his stride heading on May perhaps 21 as he prepares for a 6-rounder in entrance of his regional neighborhood. A entire-card of boxing action is scheduled. VIP Ringside and VIP tables are however accessible. Foods and beverage tokens come with VIP tables. Typical admission tickets selections are also readily available.

 

Tickets could be bought at the doorway as very long as supplies very last. Highly developed ticket purchases can be made by way of www.vagaro.com/beastmodefitness1 or at Beast Mode Conditioning at 199 Cumberland Street, Memphis, TN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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