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Compton pugilist Lanell Bellows eyes super middleweight title

Bellows 5’9”, 165 pounds is from Compton, but now lives and trains in Las Vegas

Lanell Bellows, a former resident of Compton, fights Lamar Harris for the vacant American Boxing Federation super middleweight boxing title, July 21, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Courtesy Mayweather Promotions

‘It’s a blessing for this opportunity to show my skills, and I’m going to come away with this win and my first title!’

LAS VEGAS — Super middleweight prospect Lanell “KO” Bellows travels to Memphis, Tenn., July 21, to battle Lamar Harris for the vacant American Boxing Federation USA Super middleweight title. Bellows career record is 17-2-2, (10 KOs) and he is currently ranked 18th in the U.S. in his division by BoxRec.

Bellows 5’9”, 165 pounds from Compton, who now lives and trains in Las Vegas, expressed confidence that he will dominate Harris and win his first title.

“I’m excited to be fighting in the beautiful city of Memphis,” Bellows said. “I plan on dominating this fight and putting on a crowd-pleasing performance. It’s a blessing for this opportunity to show my skills, and I’m going to come away with this win and my first title!”

Bellows found himself caught up in numerous fights during his formative years, naturally deciding that boxing was what he wanted to pursue. Despite lacking much amateur experience, lends credence to his innate ability and promise as a professional.

Bellows sparred with Floyd Mayweather for the first time during the middleweight champion’s preparation for his fight against Miguel Cotto. Mayweather was impressed with Bellows’ heart and desire to go the extra mile. Convincing him that Bellows could become a prolific fighter. Mayweather signed the young prospect to a contract with Mayweather Promotions in 2012.

Bellows’ first professional fight occurred on Feb. 17, 2012, in Phoenix, AZ when he TKO’d an overmatched Amado Gonzalez in the first round. Fight fans saw Bellows waste no time in landing his power punches and Gonzalez was on the canvas moments later, opting not to continue. Bellows went on to gain another win following his debut, in 2013 he successfully defeated his next four opponents. Bellows showed resilience and went on to gain his 7th victory by way of TKO on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Maidana in 2014, followed by three consecutive wins, showing fight fans and his supporters that he is here to stay.

Bellows gained more experience since his 2012 debut, adding four more successful wins to his resume, including a rematch with Eddie Hunter where Bellows won a unanimous decision.

Bellows is not just a boxing success story; he’s also a father, brother, and son who puts his family at the center of his world. Checking out the latest movie release, spending time with his kids, and playing basketball are just a few of the ways Bellows spends his free time. He says if he weren’t boxing he’d be a barber.

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