T. J. Wilson (boxer)
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T. J. Edward Wilson was born February 13, 1975 in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he competed as an amateur boxer. A tall southpaw Wilson had a successful amateur career. The counter puncher was an Olympic alternate in 1996 and was the American boxer at the World Championships 1997 where he lost early to eventual runner-up Alexis Rubalcaba.
He crowned his career with a win at the United States amateur (AAU) Super Heavyweight championships in 2000. He beat 1999 national champion Calvin Brock in the Olympic qualification, too, but lost the rematch 5:6 again having to settle for alternate. He also beat Dominic Guinn in the amateurs.
He turned pro afterwards but suffered a major disappointment getting knocked out by clubfighter Willie Chapman.
As of February 2008 Wilson's professional record was 12-2 with 8 knockouts.
- "Wilson Stops Walker in 15 seconds". East side Boxing. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
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