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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 October 2006, 08:40 GMT 09:40 UK
Maccarinelli sets sights on Bell
By Ben Dirs

Enzo Maccarinelli celebrates his victory over Hobson
Maccarinelli was in explosive form against Mark Hobson on Saturday

Swansea's WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli is targeting WBC and WBA title-holder O'Neil Bell after demolishing Mark Hobson in Manchester.

Maccarinelli knocked Hobson out in little over a minute and promoter Frank Warren says his charge has the beating of anyone in the 200lb division.

"O'Neil Bell would be a great fight," said Warren.

"Enzo is the best cruiserweight out there and the hardest-punching fighter in the world."

Jamaica's Bell has lost only one of his 28 fights and has 24 inside the distance wins.

Asked if a fight with London's European champion David Haye was a possibility, Warren claimed Haye had repeatedly turned the match down.

"I've been trying to make that fight for so long - it's never going to happen," said Warren.

"I'd love that fight for Enzo but David doesn't want it. He didn't even want to fight Mark Hobson.

"David is a good, on-top fighter but he doesn't like being hit."

However, Haye defends his European crown against Italy's Giacobbe Fragomeni on 17 November in what doubles as a WBC title eliminator.

If Haye wins, then he should get first crack at Bell some time in 2007.

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