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Darnell Wilson

Darnell Wilson
Real name Darnell Wilaon
Nickname(s) Ding-A-Ling
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 5′ 10″ / 178cm
Reach 75″ / 191cm
Nationality United States American
Born (1974-09-22) September 22, 1974 (age 39)
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 24
Wins by KO 20
Losses 13
Draws 3
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Darnell Wilson (born September 22, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a US-American boxer. Graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Amateur career

Most people confuse Darnell Wilson with the outstanding amateur Darnell Wilson who won the United States Amateur Light Middleweight Championship three years in a row (1997–99).[1]

Professional career

Known as "Ding-A-Ling Man", Wilson turned pro in 2000 as a light heavyweight. He showed a world-class punch and a good chin but couldn't outbox his opponents. His best results were draws with George Jones (record 19-2) and James Lubwama (record 18-1).

In 2005 he moved up to cruiserweight. There he was outpointed by prospects/fringe contenders Vadim Tokarev (17-0), Felix Cora Jr. (17-0-2), and veteran Andre Purlette (record 38-2) and also lost to heavyweight Owen Beck.

In late 2006 he at least managed to KO another former light heavyweight in southpaw Daniel Judah (21-1-3), but at age 32 seemed to be going nowhere. He says of this time: "I was diagnosed. My adrenal glands were being worn down. I would go flat after a few rounds of sparring because of a bad effect from energy drinks."

His career direction changed dramatically in 2007 when he scored a sensational KO2 over Canadian contender Dale Brown in Edmonton. He quickly added another upset KO3 over Kelvin Davis who had put him on the deck before in the second round. Wilson is now rated in the Top 10 by The Ring Magazine.

Wilson knocked out hard-punching Emmanuel Nwodo on June 29, 2007. ESPN announcer Teddy Atlas proclaimed it the most devastating knockout ever on ESPN's Friday Night Fights series.

He finally got a shot at the WBA cruiserweight title on May 3, 2008, but lost a unanimous decision to Firat Arslan.

Wilson lost his first fight of Season 4 of The Contender to Ehinomen Ehikhamenor.

Professional boxing record

24 Wins (20 knockouts, 4 decisions), 14 Losses (3 knockouts, 11 decision), 3 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 29-0 Russia Denis Boytsov KO 4 28/01/2012 Germany Rotherbaum, Hamburg, Germany Wilson knocked out at 0:45 of the fourth round.
Loss 29-2 Czech Republic Ondrej Pala UD 12 26/11/2011 Turkey Trabzon, Turkey WBO European Heavyweight Title. 111-120, 110-118, 110-118.
Win 49-2 Cuba Juan Carlos Gomez MD 10 24/09/2011 Germany Lohbruegge, Hamburg, Germany 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.
Loss 19-7-4 United States Jason Gavern TKO 7 02/04/2011 Florida Jupiter, Florida, United States WBC CABOFE Heavyweight Title.
Loss 34-6-1 United States Travis Walker UD 8 26/02/2011 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia, United States 72-79, 75-76, 75-78.
Loss 20-3-3 Australia Alex Leapai UD 8 04/12/2010 Australia Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia 74-78, 73-79, 73-79.
Loss 31-1 Russia Grigory Drozd RTD 10 02/07/2009 Russia Moscow, Russia WBO Asia Pacific/PABA Cruiserweight Titles.
Loss 12-3 Nigeria Ehinomen Ehikhamenor UD 5 07/01/2009 Singapore Singapore
Loss 28-3-1 Turkey Firat Arslan UD 12 03/05/2008 Germany Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany WBA World Cruiserweight Title.
Win 11-44-3 United States Robert Marsh TKO 6 15/03/2008 Virginia Virginia, United States
Loss 20-0-1 United States B.J. Flores UD 12 08/02/2008 Delaware Dover, Delaware, United States IBF USBA Cruiserweight Title/World Heavyweight Title Eliminator.
Win 21-3 Nigeria Emmanuel Nwodo KO 11 29/06/2007 New York Staten Island, New York, United States USBA Cruiserweight Title.
Win 24-4-2 United States Kelvin Davis TKO 3 23/02/2007 Pennsylvania Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 35-5-1 Canada Dale Brown TKO 2 19/01/2007 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada TAB Cruiserweight Title.
Win 21-1-3 United States Daniel Judah TKO 4 28/09/2006 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Loss 38-2 Guyana Andre Purlette UD 6 30/06/2006 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States
Loss 17-0-2 United States Felix Cora, Jr. UD 10 24/03/2006 Florida Hollywood, Florida, United States NABF Cruiserweight Title.
Loss 24-2 Jamaica Owen Beck UD 8 07/01/2006 New York New York City, United States
Loss 19-0-1 Russia Vadim Tokarev UD 10 18/08/2005 Russia Kazan, Russia
Win 17-5-2 United States Rodney Moore UD 8 05/05/2005 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 12-13-1 United States John Ivan Battle TKO 4 01/04/2005 Michigan Warren, Michigan, United States
Draw 19-2 United States George Khalid Jones PTS 10 03/08/2004 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Draw 16-1 Uganda James Lubwama PTS 12 20/05/2004 Michigan Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, United States IBA Americas Cruiserweight Title.
Win 15-3 United States Forrest Neal KO 3 27/03/2004 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Win 26-7-1 United States Anton Robinson TKO 3 09/12/2003 Maryland Pikesville, Maryland, United States
Win 13-22-7 United States Darren Whitley UD 8 26/09/2003 United States Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Win 4-5-3 United States Rodney Moore TKO 3 27/06/2003 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16-11-2 United States Charles Rasheed Lee KO 1 08/05/2003 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 13-20-7 United States Darren Whitley UD 6 08/04/2003 Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States 59-55, 59-55, 59-55.
Win 13-4 United States Dana Rucker TKO 8 14/11/2002 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States Maryland Light Heavyweight Title.
Win 8-9 United States Eric Starr KO 1 26/09/2002 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 16-23-1 United States Dennis McKinney TKO 3 20/06/2002 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 6-4 United States Iman Green TKO 4 09/05/2002 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 7-8 United States Eric Starr TKO 6 21/03/2002 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 5-3-2 United States Sam Reese KO 3 28/02/2002 Maryland Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win 2-1-1 United States Will Little KO 2 17/01/2002 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 1-0 United States William Bailey KO 2 15/11/2001 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win -- United States Lonnie Kornegay TKO 2 27/09/2001 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Loss 4-0-1 United States Damien Rice UD 4 16/06/2001 New York Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
Draw 1-0 United States Willis Lockett PTS 4 10/05/2001 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Win 0-0-1 United States Rodney Dews KO 1 16/11/2000 Maryland Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States

Life Outside the Ring

Darnell Wilson owns and operates a digital infrastructure firm as a technology systems engineer.[2]


External links

  • BoxRec
  • Davis-fight
  • Nwodo-fight

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