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Bout to give boost to cruiserweight division

O'Neil Bell will face perennial contender Dale Brown for a vacant cruiserweight belt in Hollywood, Fla., on Friday Night Fights (ESPN2, 8 ET).

Updated: May 19, 2005, 12:19 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

The oft-ridiculed cruiserweights got a big boost in April when Jean-Marc Mormeck defeated Wayne Braithwaite in an exciting fight – the division's first unification bout since 1988.

On the heels of that fight comes another notable bout in the 200-pound division just below heavyweight.

O'Neil Bell (23-1, 22 KOs), a longtime contender who has waited for years for a title shot, will face perennial contender Dale Brown (33-3-1, 21 KOs), for a vacant belt at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel ...

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