Darnell Wilson

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Darnell Wilson
Statistics
Real name Darnell Wilson
Nickname(s) Ding-A-Ling
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 5′ 10″ / 178cm
Reach 75″ / 191cm
Nationality American
Born (1974-09-22) September 22, 1974 (age 42)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 49
Wins 25
Wins by KO 21
Losses 21
Draws 3

Darnell Wilson (born September 22, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American boxer. Wilson graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Amateur career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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[edit]

25 Wins (21 knockouts, 4 decisions), 19 Losses (7 knockouts, 12 decision), 3 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 21–1–1 Mike Perez (boxer) TKO 2 February 5, 2015 United States 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 (ru) 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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ BoxRec.com: Darnell Wilson
  2. ^ Tessitore, Joe (June 28, 2007). "Ding-A-Ling-Man ready to sound the alarm on another challenger". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2009. 

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