T. J. Wilson (boxer)

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T. J. Edward Wilson (born February 13, 1975) is an American heavyweight boxer who won the U.S. Amateur Super Heavyweight championship in 2000.[1]

Early years[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

He turned pro afterwards but suffered a major disappointment getting knocked out by clubfighter Willie Chapman.

In 2007 he knocked out undefeated prospect Travis Walker in just 15 seconds.[1] He lost the rematch by knockout.

As of February 2008 Wilson's professional record was 12-2 with 8 knockouts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wilson Stops Walker in 15 seconds". East side Boxing. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 

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Preceded by
Calvin Brock
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Jason Estrada