|Real name||Darnell Wilson|
|Height||5′ 10″ / 178cm|
|Reach||75″ / 191cm|
|Born||September 22, 1974|
|Wins by KO||21|
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).
Known as "Ding-A-Ling Man" or Darnell "Ding-a-Ling Man" Wilson, 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.
He finally got a shot at the WBA cruiserweight title on May 3, 2008, but lost a unanimous decision to Firat Arslan.
Professional boxing record
|25 Wins (21 knockouts, 4 decisions), 19 Losses (7 knockouts, 12 decision), 3 Draws |
|Loss||21–1–1||Mike Perez (boxer)||TKO||2||February 5, 2015||The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, United States|
|Loss||25–18–3||Vyacheslav Glazkov||TKO||7||November 8, 2014||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Win||25–17–3||David Rodriguez||KO||6||December 14, 2013||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||24–17–3||Andrey Fedosov||KO||5||April 20, 2013||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||24–16–3||Edmund Gerber||UD||8||November 3, 2012||Halle, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany||73–79, 73–79, 74–79|
|Loss||24–15–3||Juan Carlos Gómez||TKO||4||April 21, 2012||Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany|
|Loss||24–14–3||Denis Boytsov||KO||4||January 28, 2012||Rotherbaum, Hamburg, Germany||Wilson knocked out at 0:45 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||24–13–3||Ondrej Pala||UD||12||November 26, 2011||Trabzon, Turkey||For WBO European Heavyweight Title.
111–120, 110–118, 110–118
|Win||24–12–3||Juan Carlos Gomez||MD||10||September 24, 2011||Lohbruegge, Hamburg, Germany||95–95, 96–94, 96–94|
|Loss||23–12–3||Jason Gavern||TKO||7||April 2, 2011||Jupiter, Florida, United States||For WBC CABOFE Heavyweight Title.|
|Loss||23–11–3||Travis Walker||UD||8||February 26, 2011||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||72–79, 75–76, 75–78|
|Loss||23–10–3||Alex Leapai||UD||8||December 4, 2010||Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia||74–78, 73–79, 73–79|
|Loss||23–9–3||Grigory Drozd||RTD||10||July 2, 2009||Moscow, Russia||For WBO Asia Pacific & PABA Cruiserweight Titles.|
|Loss||23–8–3||Ehinomen Ehikhamenor||UD||5||January 7, 2009||Singapore||44–50, 45–50, 44–50|
|Loss||23–7–3||Firat Arslan||UD||12||May 3, 2008||Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany||For WBA World Cruiserweight Title.
111–117, 111–117, 111–117
|Win||23–6–3||Robert Marsh||TKO||6||March 15, 2008||Virginia, United States|
|Loss||22–6–3||BJ Flores||UD||12||February 8, 2008||Dover, Delaware, United States||For USBA Cruiserweight Title.
IBF Cruiserweight Title Eliminator.
113–115, 112–116, 110–118
|Win||22–5–3||Emmanuel Nwodo||KO||11||June 29, 2007||Staten Island, New York, United States||Won USBA Cruiserweight Title.|
|Win||21–5–3||Kelvin Davis||TKO||3||February 23, 2007||Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||20–5–3||Dale Brown||TKO||2||January 19, 2007||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Won vacant TAB Cruiserweight Title.|
|Win||19–5–3||Daniel Judah||TKO||4||September 28, 2006||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Loss||18–5–3||Andre Purlette||UD||6||June 30, 2006||Hollywood, Florida, United States||56–57, 56–57, 56–57|
|Loss||18–4–3||Felix Cora, Jr.||UD||10||March 24, 2006||Hollywood, Florida, United States||For NABF Cruiserweight Title.
91–99, 91–99, 91–99
|Loss||18–3–3||Owen Beck||UD||8||January 7, 2006||New York City, United States||74–78, 74–78, 74–78|
|Loss||18–2–3||Vadim Tokarev||UD||10||August 18, 2005||Kazan, Russia||90–100, 90–100, 93–97|
|Win||18–1–3||Rodney Moore||UD||8||May 5, 2005||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States||78–74, 78–74, 80–72|
|Win||17–1–3||John Ivan Battle||TKO||4||April 1, 2005||Warren, Michigan, United States|
|Draw||16–1–3||George Khalid Jones||PTS||10||August 3, 2004||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Draw||16–1–2||James Lubwama||PTS||12||May 20, 2004||Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, United States||For vacant IBA Americas Cruiserweight Title.
116–112, 114–114, 113–115
|Win||16–1–1||Forrest Neal||KO||3||March 27, 2004||Washington, District of Columbia, United States|
|Win||15–1–1||Anton Robinson||TKO||3||December 9, 2003||Pikesville, Maryland, United States|
|Win||14–1–1||Darren Whitley||UD||8||September 26, 2003||Washington, District of Columbia, United States||77–75, 77–75, 78–74|
|Win||13–1–1||Rodney Moore||TKO||3||June 27, 2003||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||12–1–1||Charles Rasheed Lee||KO||1||May 8, 2003||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||11–1–1||Darren Whitley||UD||6||April 8, 2003||Baltimore, Maryland, United States||59–55, 59–55, 59–55|
|Win||10–1–1||Dana Rucker||TKO||8||November 14, 2002||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States||Won vacant Maryland Light Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||9–1–1||Eric Starr||KO||1||September 26, 2002||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||8–1–1||Dennis McKinney||TKO||3||June 20, 2002||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||7–1–1||Iman Green||TKO||4||May 9, 2002||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||6–1–1||Eric Starr||TKO||6||March 21, 2002||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||5–1–1||Sam Reese||KO||3||February 28, 2002||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Win||4–1–1||Will Little||KO||2||January 17, 2002||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||3–1–1||William Bailey||KO||2||November 15, 2001||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Win||2–1–1||Lonnie Kornegay||TKO||2||September 27, 2001||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
|Loss||1–1–1||Damien Rice||UD||4||June 16, 2001||Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States|
|Draw||1–0–1||Willis Lockett||PTS||4||May 10, 2001||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States||38–38, 38–38, 38–38|
|Win||1–0||Rodney Dews||KO||1||November 16, 2000||Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States|
Life Outside the Ring
- BoxRec.com: Darnell Wilson
- Tessitore, Joe (June 28, 2007). "Ding-A-Ling-Man ready to sound the alarm on another challenger". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2009.