|Real name||Darroll Lamont Wilson|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Reach||79 in (201 cm)|
|Born||June 8, 1966|
|Wins by KO||21|
Darroll Lamont Wilson (born June 8, 1966 in Danville, Virginia) is a former professional heavyweight boxer best known for his gutsy performances, and taking on some of the best fighters of his day. He is perhaps best remembered for his upset third-round TKO win over Shannon Briggs, though he also holds wins over contenders James Pritchard and Bert Cooper.
Pro Boxing Career
Known as "Doin' Damage", Wilson was a prospect early in his pro career. After 13 wins and a draw, he fought another unbeaten prospect in Terry McGroom light-heavy Golden Gloves champ. Wilson and McGroom fought to a ten round draw.
In Wilson's next fight he outpointed an unbeaten heavyweight in James Stanton. Not the biggest heavyweight at 215 lbs, he quietly built a record of 15-0-2 (10 KOs) before stepping onto the world stage.
Briggs and Tshabalala fights
In 1996, he competed in HBO's "Night of the young heavyweights". His unbeaten opponent, 25-0 Shannon Briggs was an amateur star and being touted as a future champ, he was the main feature of the card. In a huge upset, Wilson took Briggs best shots in the opening rounds, turned the tide in the second, then knocked Briggs out for the full count in the third. This is by far the highlight of Wilson's career. Briggs for a while had the reputation to be "chinny" but wasn't knocked down by George Foreman (he actually won a highly questionable decision in Foreman's last fight and became champion), lasted 5 with Lennox Lewis and the only other guy in 10 years to score a knockdown against him was Jameel McCline.
Later that year 1996, Wilson was brought back to HBO a fight later to meet another undefeated Top-prospect, the Samoan born, New Zealand Olympic bronze medallist David Tua, who had also won on the previous "young heavys" card. After two minutes of give-and-take the hard hitting Tua KO'ed Wilson in the first round with his lethal left hook.
Wilson had lost, but was still a semi-attraction, and got his second chance when he met once-beaten South African Courage Tshabalala. The two staged one of the most famous fights of the year 1997. In the first round Courage dropped Wilson with a stiff left jab 25 seconds into the fight. Things looked even worse for Wilson when he was dropped again in the third, this time much harder, with a right hand. Courage tried to finish in the fourth but Wilson fought back with the heart he showed in the Briggs fight and leveled his opponent for the count.
Wilson's next big fight was an upset loss to Terrence Lewis by fifth round TKO in 1998. Lewis was a tough and dangerous fighter with a respected right hand, however, the result was still a surprise. Wilson was no longer a fringe contender and dropped to journeyman status.
Wilson was again TKO'ed in his next fight to the hard hitting contender and Olympic silver medallist David Izon. In that fight, Wilson's own power surfaced early, and Izon was dropped in the first round, but Wilson couldn't finish the job.
Since then he slipped dramatically and never regained his old form. In 1999 he lost fights to Frankie Swindell and Zuri Lawrence, and was stopped in two rounds by the bigger and more experienced 2-time heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon.
Wilson most recently dropped a ten round decision to Jean-Francois Bergeron and Ray Mercer in 2005 and was stopped inside 4 rounds by Oliver McCall in 2006. Wilson's last professional fight was on 2 December 2006.
Professional boxing record
|27 Wins (21 knockouts, 6 decisions), 10 Losses (7 knockouts, 3 decisions), 2 Draws |
|Loss||28–9–2||Sedreck Fields||KO||7||02/12/2006||Saint Charles, Missouri, United States||Wilson knocked out at 2:43 of the seventh round.|
|Loss||28–8–2||Oliver McCall||TKO||4||09/09/2006||Louisville, Kentucky, United States||WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title. Wilson knocked out at 0:40 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||28–7–2||Ray Mercer||UD||10||24/06/2005||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||90-99, 91-98, 92-97.|
|Loss||28–6–2||Jean Francois Bergeron||UD||10||07/03/2003||Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada||93-97, 92-98, 92-98.|
|Win||28–5–2||Bert Cooper||RTD||4||20/09/2002||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Loss||27–5–2||Tim Witherspoon||KO||2||10/03/2002||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Wilson knocked out at 1:02 of the second round.|
|Win||27–4–2||Frankie Hines||KO||1||05/10/2001||Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States|
|Win||26–4–2||Mike Rouse||TKO||5||28/04/2001||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||25–4–2||Ric Lainhart||KO||1||13/04/2001||Hampton, Virginia, United States|
|Win||24–4–2||David Willis||TKO||4||27/02/2001||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||23–4–2||Zuri Lawrence||UD||10||02/09/1999||Saratoga Springs, New York, United States||89-100, 91-99, 91-99.|
|Loss||23–3–2||Frankie Swindell||TKO||5||01/07/1999||Tunica, Mississippi, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 1:34 of the fifth round.|
|Win||22–3–2||Don Normand||TKO||2||20/05/1999||Tunica, Mississippi, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the second round.|
|Loss||21–3–2||David Izon||KO||4||14/11/1998||Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||21–2–2||Anthony Willis||TKO||5||12/06/1998||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:32 of the fifth round after Willis was knocked down thrice.|
|Loss||20–2–2||Terrence Lewis||TKO||5||03/02/1998||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 0:59 of the fifth round.|
|Win||20–1–2||James Pritchard||TKO||2||29/11/1997||Vineland, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||19–1–2||Courage Tshabalala||KO||4||03/06/1997||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States||Courage knocked out at 2:41 of the fourth round.|
|Win||18–1–2||Ron McCarthy||TKO||6||03/05/1997||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||17–1–2||David Tua||KO||1||20/09/1996||Miami, Florida, United States||WBC International Heavyweight Title.|
|Win||17–0–2||Rick Sullivan||UD||10||18/07/1996||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Win||16–0–2||Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs||TKO||3||15/03/1996||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Referee stopped the bout at 2:17 of the third round.|
|Win||15–0–2||James Stanton||UD||10||12/12/1995||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Draw||14–0–2||Terry McGroom||PTS||10||17/08/1995||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||95-95, 96-94, 94-96.|
|Win||14–0–1||Doug Davis||PTS||8||22/06/1995||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||13–0–1||Doug Davis||PTS||8||16/05/1995||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||12–0–1||Luis Rivera||PTS||8||04/04/1995||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||11–0–1||Russell Perry||TKO||1||22/02/1995||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||10–0–1||Rashid Latif||TKO||1||25/01/1995||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||9–0–1||Dennis Cain||TKO||3||07/12/1994||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||8–0–1||Mike Robinson||TKO||2||22/10/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||7–0–1||Ron Gullette||TKO||2||19/08/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||6–0–1||Robert Doyle||TKO||1||28/07/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||5–0–1||Delen Parsley||PTS||4||07/05/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Draw||4–0–1||Levon Warner||PTS||4||01/03/1994||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||4–0||Randy Gordon||KO||1||01/02/1994||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||3–0||Derrick Minter||TKO||1||02/10/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||2–0||Mitchell Rose||TKO||3||07/08/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||1–0||Wayne Perdue||TKO||2||15/05/1993||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|