Jez Wilson

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Jez Wilson
Real name Jeremy Wilson
Nickname(s) Smoking
Weight(s) Middleweight
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality British
Born (1979-06-22) 22 June 1979 (age 38)
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 16
Wins 12
Wins by KO 7
Losses 3
Draws 1

Jeremy "Jez" Wilson (born 22 June 1979) is a British professional boxer who fights at middleweight. He is originally from Wolverhampton but has been based in Sheffield for his entire career.

Wilson's interest in boxing started as a teenager but he was a relative latecomer to the professional ranks, turning professional at 27.[1]

He made his debut at the Grosvenor Hotel in Sheffield in April 2007 and stopped Peter Cannon in round five. Since then, he has suffered a series of injuries and has also seen his career slowed down by multiple pull-outs by opponents. Being a bit more active in 2012–13 saw him pick up the BBBofC Central Area and British Masters middleweight titles.

In April 2014, Wilson faced John Ryder in a British title eliminator at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.[2] Ryder stopped him in the ninth round, breaking his jaw in two places.

Wilson returned in September 2015, beating Dan Blackwell on points.[3] In November 2015, Wilson challenged for Lewis Taylor's English middleweight title. Taylor stopped him in the fifth round.[4] Wilson tested positive for the diuretic furosemide after the fight, and in March 2016 received a two-year ban from the sport, despite the UKAD accepting that he had taken the drug inadvertently.[5][6]

Wilson is managed and trained by Glyn Rhodes and is under contract to Ricky Hatton's Hatton Promotions.


  1. ^ "Prospects – Jez Wilson", 18 March 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2016
  2. ^ "John Ryder faces Jez Wilson in British title eliminator this Saturday",, 31 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2016
  3. ^ Westerdale, Bob (2015) "Boxing: Sheffield-Dronfield title derby is on after Jez comes through warm-up", Sheffield Star, 19 September 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016
  4. ^ Westredale, Bob (2015) "Local derby boxing Lewis Taylor beats Jez Wilson", Sheffield Telegraph, 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016
  5. ^ Dennen, John (2016) "Jez Wilson banned for doping violation", Boxing News, 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016
  6. ^ "Professional boxer, Jez Wilson, banned for two years",, 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016

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