Thursday, March 23, 2006

'Ding-a-Ling Man' Fights for NABF Title on ESPN2 Friday Night!

Silver Spring, MD cruiserweight Darnell "The Ding-a-Ling Man" Wilson will challenge Galveston, TX's Felix "Bad News" Cora for the NABF Cruiserweight title on Friday, March 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock LIVE Arena in Hollywood, FL. The bout became an ESPN2 co-feature because of an injury to Hector Camacho, Sr. who was scheduled to appear on that card.

Wilson (18-3-3, 15 KO's) has lost his last two bouts, including a trip to the heavyweight division where reports say he hung tough against Owen Beck on January 7 in New York City.

Cora, who holds both the NABF and USBA cruiserweight titles, is an undefeated southpaw (17-0-2, nine KO's). This will be Cora's first bout in 2006. In his last outing, Cora stopped former IBF Cruiserweight champion Arthur Williams in the eighth round in October of 2005.

The ESPN2 telecast begins at 9 pm ET.

1 comment:

JE Boxing said...

It's too bad Wilson hasn't taken the time to learn the finer points of the game. He reminds me a bit of Earnie Shavers, the hardest hitting heavyweight of all time in my estimation -- but also a fighter so in love with his power that he didn't bother with the basics. Wilson does so many things wrong: Leans way in, wings his right hand, drops his hands after landing or missing, leaves his chin hanging in position for the counter, etc.... Yet, he has a strong chin, a good punch and if you listen to him he is clearly very intelligent. A little more dedication to learning the game will go a long way.