Darroll Wilson

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Darroll Wilson
Statistics
Real nameDarroll Lamont Wilson
Nickname(s)Doin' Damage
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Reach79 in (201 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1966-06-08) June 8, 1966 (age 52)
Danville, Virginia
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins27
Wins by KO21
Losses10
Draws2

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Decline[edit]

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[edit]

27 Wins (21 knockouts, 6 decisions), 10 Losses (7 knockouts, 3 decisions), 2 Draws [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 28–9–2 United States Sedreck Fields KO 7 02/12/2006 Missouri Saint Charles, Missouri, United States Wilson knocked out at 2:43 of the seventh round.
Loss 28–8–2 United States Oliver McCall TKO 4 09/09/2006 Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky, United States WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Title. Wilson knocked out at 0:40 of the fourth round.
Loss 28–7–2 United States Ray Mercer UD 10 24/06/2005 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 90-99, 91-98, 92-97.
Loss 28–6–2 Canada Jean Francois Bergeron UD 10 07/03/2003 Canada Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 93-97, 92-98, 92-98.
Win 28–5–2 United States Bert Cooper RTD 4 20/09/2002 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 27–5–2 United States Tim Witherspoon KO 2 10/03/2002 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Wilson knocked out at 1:02 of the second round.
Win 27–4–2 United States Frankie Hines KO 1 05/10/2001 Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Win 26–4–2 United States Mike Rouse TKO 5 28/04/2001 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 25–4–2 United States Ric Lainhart KO 1 13/04/2001 Virginia Hampton, Virginia, United States
Win 24–4–2 United States David Willis TKO 4 27/02/2001 Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the fourth round.
Loss 23–4–2 United States Zuri Lawrence UD 10 02/09/1999 New York (state) Saratoga Springs, New York, United States 89-100, 91-99, 91-99.
Loss 23–3–2 United States Frankie Swindell TKO 5 01/07/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:34 of the fifth round.
Win 22–3–2 United States Don Normand TKO 2 20/05/1999 Mississippi Tunica, Mississippi, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the second round.
Loss 21–3–2 Nigeria David Izon KO 4 14/11/1998 Connecticut Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 21–2–2 United States Anthony Willis TKO 5 12/06/1998 Louisiana 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 United States Terrence Lewis TKO 5 03/02/1998 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:59 of the fifth round.
Win 20–1–2 United States James Pritchard TKO 2 29/11/1997 New Jersey Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Win 19–1–2 South Africa Courage Tshabalala KO 4 03/06/1997 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Courage knocked out at 2:41 of the fourth round.
Win 18–1–2 United States Ron McCarthy TKO 6 03/05/1997 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 17–1–2 New Zealand David Tua KO 1 20/09/1996 Florida Miami, Florida, United States WBC International Heavyweight Title.
Win 17–0–2 United States Rick Sullivan UD 10 18/07/1996 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 16–0–2 United States Shannon "The Cannon" Briggs TKO 3 15/03/1996 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:17 of the third round.
Win 15–0–2 United States James Stanton UD 10 12/12/1995 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Draw 14–0–2 United States Terry McGroom PTS 10 17/08/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 95-95, 96-94, 94-96.
Win 14–0–1 United States Doug Davis PTS 8 22/06/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 13–0–1 United States Doug Davis PTS 8 16/05/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 12–0–1 United States Luis Rivera PTS 8 04/04/1995 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 11–0–1 United States Russell Perry TKO 1 22/02/1995 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 10–0–1 United States Rashid Latif TKO 1 25/01/1995 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 9–0–1 United States Dennis Cain TKO 3 07/12/1994 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 8–0–1 United States Mike Robinson TKO 2 22/10/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7–0–1 United States Ron Gullette TKO 2 19/08/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–0–1 United States Robert Doyle TKO 1 28/07/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–0–1 United States Delen Parsley PTS 4 07/05/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Draw 4–0–1 United States Levon Warner PTS 4 01/03/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–0 United States Randy Gordon KO 1 01/02/1994 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 3–0 United States Derrick Minter TKO 1 02/10/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 2–0 United States Mitchell Rose TKO 3 07/08/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 1–0 United States Wayne Perdue TKO 2 15/05/1993 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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