NFL Star Le’Veon Bell Wins Five Round Decision on Misfits Boxing 15 Card at NRG Arena Houston

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

*Photo Credit: Misfits Boxing

Houston, Texas (May 26th, 2024)–  In the featured bout on a seven bout Misfits 15 boxing card at NRG Arena in Houston Texas, on Saturday night, May 25, 2024, former National Football League star, cruiserweight Le’Veon Bell, won a five round decision over debuting Tristan Hamm. The NRG card featured three unique five round bouts, and seven pro debuts.

 Bell, 2-1, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, won a controversial decision featuring three different scorecards in a rare five round bout, the first five round pro bout this reporter has ever heard of in the modern era. A big left hand from Hamm, 0-1 Whitehorse Territory, Yukon, Canada had Bell in trouble early. Bell recovered to put a beating on Hamm rest of the way.

 Bell, who played eight seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens, has fought his first three pro bouts against debuting fighters. This bout was supposed to go off at light heavyweight. Both fighters weighed in at 188 pounds. Bell weighed over 200 in his NFL years.

 Result: Le’Veon Bell Win 5 Tristan Hamm (Pro Debut), Cruiserweights

Scoring: 50-44, 49-45, 48-46 Bell. No knockdown, Bell down in fifth from slip near final bell.

 NRG Arena Houston Card Results

 Paige VanZant (Pro Debut) Draw 5 Elle Brooke (Pro Debut), Super Bantamweights

Van Zant down in round one.

Scoring: 47-47. 48-46 VanZant. 48-46-Brooke. Referee; James Green.

 Elijah Smith Win Split Decision 5 Ree Moo (Pro Debut), Lightweights

Scoring: 48-47, 48-47 Smith. 48-47 Moo.

 This bout was a rematch of the March 23, 2024 Smith vs. Moo No Contest, due to a bomb scare which forced the evacuation of World Wide Stages Arena in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

 Alysia Magen (Pro Debut) Win 4 Jessica Duban Campana, Welterweights

Scoring: 40-35, 40-35, 40-35 Magen. Two minute rounds. Campana down in round two.

 Alana Potocnik Draw 4 Lauren Baker (Pro Debut), Welterweights

Scoring: 38-38 Draw. 39-37 Potocnik. 39-37 Baker. Two minute rounds.

 Bi Nguyen Win 4 Silvia Fernandez, Super Flyweights

Las Vegas Vietnamese female southpaw Bi Dieu Nguyen now 3-0.

 Anthony Vargas (Pro Debut) Win 4 Jeremy C. Park (Pro Debut), Super Middleweights

Vargas hails from Diamond Bar, California, hometown of former World Heavyweight champion Mike ‘Hercules’ Weaver. Opening bout on NRG Arena card.