Mike Wilson (boxer)
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He started to box in 1997 and participated in the WorldJuniorChampionships 2000 where he lost in the first round to Caba Kurtusz.
2004 he lost to Jason Estrada in the Olympic qualification who had beaten him before and was only Olympic alternate, but after Estrada turned pro Wilson dominated the domestic scene. He upset George Garcia (the American participant at the world championships 2003) twice and Travis Kauffman several times which convinced Garcia and Kaufman to turn pro. He also has a DQ win over Mike Marrone but lost to him at the PAL championship 2003.
He became US champion in 2004 and 2005.
Internationally his success has been mixed. At the World Championships 2005 in Mianyang, China´he dec. Amanissi Mohamed, MAR, 27-20, in first round; dec. Rustam Rygebaev, KAZ, 26-18, in second round; but was manhandled by world class southpaw (and 2007 world champion) Roberto Cammarelle, ITA, RSCO-2.
2006 he lost to unknown Hungarian Bence Buket, 23-14, in 2007 he had a 10:13 loss to teenager Didier Bence of Canada and Columbian teenager Oscar Rivas but qualified for the PanAm Games where he was controversially stopped by Bence after leading on points.
In the finals of the US championships 2007 he suffered from a tough draw, he beat Golden Gloves winners Felix Stewart and Nathaniel James but lost 24:25 to 18-year-old Michael Hunter jr.
At the Olympic Trials he surprisingly lost to Kimdo Bethel beat N.James again to get a rematch with Bethel. After Bethel beat him for a second time he cannot qualify for the Olympics 2008 any more.
He turned pro in September 2009 at Cruiserweight and is 10-0 vs weak opposition (see BoxRec link for further details).
|United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
2004 - 2005