The fight between longtime UFC contender Uriah Hall and former NFL player Le’Veon Bell was one of the most exciting fights on Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva undercard Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona. Despite some scary moments and a strong effort from Bell, Hall won his first boxing match by unanimous decision.
Bell used poor movement and low positioning to get away from Hall early. Hall didn’t use a lot of technique to try and cut off the ring, allowing Bell’s moves to be more effective than expected in a battle between a professional athlete and an ex-football player.
Hall occasionally lands good combinations, but the lack of action keeps Bell alive and the threat of a possible round steal, a dangerous game to play in a four-round tournament.
Both fighters were exhausted entering the fourth round, but Hall put together the best three minutes of the fight. As Bell was less mobile, Hall was able to stand toe-to-toe and land a lot of clean shots, even hitting Bell in the mouth in the final moments of the fight.
Despite some scary moments for Hall, he took a clean sweep on the scorecards, 40-36 from all three judges.
After the fight, Hall confirmed that he wants to continue boxing, and he has set his sights on Jake Paul, especially if Paul survives his fight with Anderson Silva in the night.
“F— yeah, I want to keep doing this,” Hall said. “I love Jake Paul. If Anderson doesn’t, I’ll be the one to f — you.”
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