Wilson Is Ready for Mchunu This Saturday

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The last time Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) fought he had less than three days’ notice on a special broadcast NBC edition of Fight Night. Garrett was called on to fill in, at a higher weight class, for Tomasz Adamek who fell ill just days before his fight with Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov. Wilson jumped at the chance and managed to go the distance with the undefeated heavyweight but ultimately lost a unanimous decision.

“The Ultimate Warrior”
Photo Credits: Dave Torres/Main Events

The 32-year old cruiserweight from Philadelphia, PA wanted another chance atFight Night fans when he accepted a fight earlier this year with Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs). In another twist of fate, Wilson had to pull out of the fight with Mchunu due to an injury to his Achilles’ tendon. Now Wilson finally has his chance, he is healthy, has had a regular training camp and is poised to take on Mchunu this Saturday (Sept. 20) at Foxwoods Resort Casino on another special afternoon broadcast edition of NBC Fight Night.

 

 

Wilson Answers Questions from the Media
Photo Credits: Dave Torres/Main Events

Wilson learned to fight at a young age after he lost some brutal school yard battles on the mean streets of Philadelphia where he grew up, “I started boxing when I was 16 years old because I was getting beat up in school. After that I never had to fight another street fight again because people started to realize I had the confidence to stand up for myself.”

 

“The Ultimate Warrior” took that street fighting mentality with him when he turned pro and still today has an aggressive style in the ring, which he admits is his biggest asset and sometimes his biggest liability. “Effective aggressiveness is the key to winning. I need to go right at him and not be wild. I need to show my boxing ability and my boxing skills and prowess,” explained Wilson. “Pretty much I need to not do what I did when I fought Glazkov, which is being wild and catapulting myself across the ring. The strength is there. I need to show my skill. I have shown it before but now it is time to prove it on television.”

 

 

Garrett Wilson
Photo Credits: Dave Torres/Main Events

Garrett not only has a “no fear” mentality in the ring, it also pushes him to take fights that others would shy away from, “The reality is these days is a lot of fighters fight a lot of lower class fighters but me, personally, I look for any opportunity I can to fight the top-class fighters and that is pretty much how I got where I am today. That is how I am able to continue to make it back to the top.”

 

 

Garrett Wilson
Photo Credits: Dave Torres/Main Events

On Sept. 20, Wilson will once again fight for the NABF Cruiserweight Title. Garrett won the title on Apr. 14, 2012 when he knocked out Andres Taylor in Atlantic City. However, he was forced to vacate the title when he fought Alexander Alekseev in an IBF eliminator fight. On Saturday he looks to retake his former title from the current champion.

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