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AUTHENTICATED KICKBOXING RECORD

As of 2011 December 03

Revised: 2012 April 13


 

DON “The Dragon” WILSON

 

Born: 10 September 1954

Citizenship: United States

Birthplace: Akron, OH, USA

Height: 6 foot ½ inches (1.84 meters)

Martial Arts Background: Pai Lum (Dragon Style) kung-fu

                                                                                                                       Goju-ryu karate

            collegiate wrestling

 

 

KICKBOXING RECORD

 

Total

Wins

Losses

Draws

No Contests

Knockouts

Kick-Knockouts

Experimental Rules

7

4

1

0

2

3

1

International Rules

28

28

0

0

0

20

3

Full-Contact Rules

43

37

3

2

1

24

2

STAR-RATED BOUTS

78

69

4

2

3

47

6

Asian Rules

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Thai Rules

3

2

1

0

0

1

1

TOTAL BOUTS

82

72

5

2

3

48

7

 

 

 

RING STATISTICS

 

World Championship

Career

Qualifying Bouts

28

79

Rounds-Fought Average

7.2

5.7

Knockout Average

75.0%

60.8%

Kick-Knockout Average

8.3%

8.9%

 

ORIGIN OF NICKNAME

Wilson tried out the fighting nickname “Dragon” at his very first full-contact bout against Bill Knoblock as part of his black belt examination in Dragon style (Pai Lum) kung-fu. Later, as the first kung-fu stylist to win a world title, Wilson was dubbed kickboxing’s “kung-fu dragon” by Inside Kung-Fu magazine editor Paul Maslak, again, in reference to his traditional martial art. The moniker was quickly simplified to “The Dragon” and it stuck. In Japan and in the STAR world ratings he was also sometimes identified as Don Hoshino Wilson, a reference to his Japanese mother’s maiden name. When fighting in Japan, local promoters preferred Hoshino because they thought “The Dragon” sounded too Chinese to their audience. Much later, in 1993, Wilson used Hoshino as his character name for his starring role in the HBO world premiere movie Red Sun Rising.

 

 

SPECIALTY FIGHTING SKILLS

Right side kick, switch hitter (both orthodox and unorthodox stances), right single-leg multiple kicks, low kicks, right hook on the inside, generalship: Wilson never prepared a specific fight plan, believing that such pre-programming becomes disorienting if the opponent does not react as anticipated. Instead, The Dragon developed a sophisticated system of skirmishing with an opponent in the early rounds, to test strengths and tactics, then adjusting his own strategy and tactics in response.

 

 

KICKBOXING TITLES

IKF Cruiserweight World Champion (195 lbs / 88.6 kg – Full-Contact Rules)

PKO Light-Heavyweight World Champion (171.7 lbs / 78 kg – Full-Contact Rules)

ISKA Cruiserweight World Champion (182 lbs / 82.7 kg – Full-Contact Rules)

STAR Undisputed Super Light-Heavyweight World Champion (183 lbs / 83.1 kg – Without Clinch-Fighting)

WKA Super Light-Heavyweight World Champion (184 lbs / 83.6 kg – International Rules)

STAR Undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion (192 lbs/87 kg – Without Clinch-Fighting)

WKA Cruiserweight World Champion (190 lbs / 86.3 kg – International Rules)

KICK Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs / 79.5 kg – International Rules)

STAR Undisputed Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs / 79.5 kg – Without Clinch-Fighting)

WKA Light-Heavyweight World Champion (175 lbs / 79.5 kg – International Rules)

 

ISKA Cruiserweight North American Champion (194 lbs / 88.2 kg – Full-Contact Rules)

PKA Middleweight US Champion (170 lbs / 77.2 kg – Full-Contact Rules)

PKA Middleweight Florida State Champion (170 lbs / 77.2 kg – Full-Contact Rules)

 

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Greatest American Kickboxer

 

2011 World Kickboxing League Hall of Fame (www.wklkickboxing.com)

2002 Guinness World Record – Most Kickboxing World Titles

2001 Martial Arts Hall of Fame (www.martialinfo.com)

1977-1989 STAR Career Champion – Top-Rated Kickboxer of All Time (www.StarSystemKickboxing.net)

1988 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Fighter of the Year (American Karate & Official Karate magazines)

1988 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Fight of the Year: Don Wilson v Branimir Cikatic (Official Karate magazine)

1986 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Top Kickboxers of the Year (Official Karate magazine)

1985 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Fighter of the Year (Official Karate magazine)

1985 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Fight of the Year: Don Wilson v Jean-Yves Theriault (Official Karate magazine)

1984 “Mr. Kickboxing” of the WKA (NBC-TV’s Sports World)

1984 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Fighter of the Year (Official Karate magazine)

1984 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Fight of the Year: Don Wilson v Maurice Smith (Official Karate magazine)

1984 Black Belt Hall of Fame – Full-Contact Fighter of the Year (Black Belt magazine)

1983 Kickboxing Hall of Fame – Top Kickboxers of the Year (Official Karate magazine)

1980 – First Kung-Fu Stylist to Win a Kickboxing World Title

 

1975 – Fourth Place Florida State Collegiate Wrestler (177 lbs. – Catch-as-Catch-Can Rules)

 

 

Date

Result

Weight

Opponent

Location

Method

Round

Sanction

Rules

Promoter

Corroboration

W-L-D,

KO,KKO

Titles – Notes

2002 Jul 19

WIN

179 lbs

Eddie Butcher *20

Tropicana Hotel

Atlantic City, NJ, USA

KO

10

(1:56)

ISKA

Full-Contact

Burt Rodriguez

21st Century Warrior

S

PPV

14

72-5-2,48,7

2000 Mar 17

WIN

194 lbs

Dewey Cooper

MGM Grand

Las Vegas, NV, USA

DECISION

10

ISKA

Full-Contact

Sammy Kepche

S

Canal Plus

EPN-TV

14,15

71-5-2,47,7

Establishes ISKA Cruiserweight North American Title

(Vacates ISKA Cruiserweight North American Title on 2001 Apr 01)

1999 May 15

WIN

195 lbs

Dick “The Destroyer” Kimber *19

Tsongas Arena

Lowell, MA, USA

KO

3

(2:08)

IKF

Full-Contact

Scott Haddad

Phil Malonson

S

Viewers Choice

PPV

14,30

70-5-2,47,7

Establishes IKF Cruiserweight World Title

1991 Jan 12

WIN

175 lbs

Ghalib “Gabe” Carmichael

Anaheim, CA, USA

DECISION

11

WKA

International

Ruben Urquidez

Steve Antonio

Dennis Warner

S

2,3,16,17

Local PPV

69-5-2,46,7

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 9th Defense

(Vacates WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title on 1991 Feb 01)

1990

Jul 27

WIN

180 lbs

Yulee Kazakov

(Юлий Казаков)

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

TKO

5

KICK

ISKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

3,14,18

68-5-2,46,7

1989

Dec 01

WIN

81 kg

178.3 lbs

Maurizio Corallo

Rome, ITALY

TKO

(quits)

1

PKO

Full-Contact

Mario Carella

S

3

Local TV

67-5-2,45,7

1989

Nov 27

WIN

81 kg

178.3 lbs

Giuliano Grillo

Milan, ITALY

TKO

2

PKO

Full-Contact

Ennio Falsoni

S

3

Local TV

66-5-2,44,7

1989

Nov 03

LOSS

180 lbs

Marek “The Punisher” Piotrowski *18

Odeum Expo Center

Chicago, IL, USA

SPLIT DECISION

12

FFKA

PKC

Full-Contact

Andrcej Zuromski,

Andrcej Janusz

S

3,11,12

65-5-2,43,7

PKC Light-Heavyweight World Title Bout

FFKA Light-Heavyweight World Title Bout

(ISKA Cruiserweight World Title Vacated by Sanction)

1989

Jul 03

WIN

180 lbs

Mike Winkeljohn *17

Red Lion Inn

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

TKO

(left hook)

10

WKA

International

Howard Hanson

S

3,19

65-4-2,43,7

1989

Apr 20

WIN

81 kg

178.3 lbs

Keith Wilson

London, BRITAIN

TKO

4

PKO

Full-Contact

Joe Johal

S

3

64-4-2,42,7

1989

Apr 13

WIN

81 kg

178.3 lbs

Ken Stranberg

Goteborg, SWEDEN

DECISION

5

PKO

Full-Contact

Benny Hedlund

S

3

63-4-2,41,7

1989

Mar 18

WIN

78 kg

171.7 lbs

Ferdinand Mack

Deutschlandhalle

Berlin, WEST GERMANY

TKO

9

PKO

Full-Contact

Reiner Budich

Mike Anderson

S

2,3,5,14

62-4-2,41,7

Establishes PKO Light-Heavyweight World Title

1988

Oct 08

WIN

182 lbs

Rob Salazar

Caesars Palace

Lake Tahoe, NV, USA

SPLIT DECISION

12

ISKA

Full-Contact

Scott Coker

S

2,3,5,14

FNN/

SCORE

Cable-TV

61-4-2,40,7

Establishes ISKA Cruiserweight World Title

1988

Jul 30

WIN

175 lbs

John England

James L. Knight Center

Miami, FL, USA

TKO

4

WKA

KICK

International

Charles “Whitey” Bridges

S

3

60-4-2,40,7

1987

Dec 12

WIN

175 lbs

Branimir “Branko” Cikatic

Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL, USA

TKO

7

KICK

International

Bob Heinkins

S

3,5

PPV

Syndication

59-4-2,39,7

Retains KICK Light-Heavyweight World Title – 2nd Defense

1987

Jun 22

WIN

175 lbs

Art Jimmerson

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

KO

6

WKA

Experimental

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

KO Karate

S

3,5

58-4-2,38,7

Kickboxing versus Boxing Mix-Match

1987

Apr 22

WIN

175 lbs

Roger Hurd

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

TKO

4

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

KO Karate

S

2,3,5

57-4-2,37,7

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 8th Defense

1987

Jan 19

WIN

175 lbs

Paul Ford

Merritt Island, FL, USA

TKO

6

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

KO Karate

S

2,3,5

56-4-2,36,7

1986

Sep 22

WIN

175 lbs

Rich “Leaping” Lopez

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

KICK-KO

(round kick

-jaw)

5

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

KO Karate

S

2,3,5,20

55-4-2,35,7

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 7th Defense

1985

Dec 06

WIN

175 lbs

Charlie Archie

Miami, FL, USA

KICK-KO

1

WKA

International

Bob Padgett

KO Karate

S

3,5

54-4-2,34,6

1985

Nov 10

WIN

175 lbs

Michael Husbands

Verdun Auditorium

Montreal, QC, CANADA

TKO

5

IND

Full-Contact

Real Masse

S

3,4

TSN-TV

53-4-2,33,5

1984

Dec 18

DRAW

176 lbs

“Iceman” Jean-Yves

Thériault *16

Verdun Auditorium

Montreal, QC, CANADA

SPLIT DRAW

12

STAR

Full-Contact

Real Masse

S

2,3,4,9,10

TSN-TV

52-4-2,32,5

Retains STAR Recognition as Undisputed Light-Heavyweight World Champion

(Vacates WKA Super Light-Heavyweight World Title on 1984 Oct 01)

1984

Sep 05

WIN

175 lbs

Fanta Petchmuangtrat

(Attapong Buaban)

(แฟนต้า เพชรเมืองตราด)*15

“The Champion’s Last Strike”

Queen Elizabeth Stadium

British Hong Kong, CHINA

DECISION

7

WKA

Thai

Russelle Choi

Reno Lam

Simon Hung

S

3,4,14

TVB-TV

52-4-1,32,5

STAR classifies bout as Muay Thai, excludes from STAR-rated kickboxing ratings

1984

Mar 29

WIN

182 lbs

Dennis Alexio

Diplomat Hotel

Hollywood-by-the-Sea, FL, USA

DECISION

12

WKA

International

Howard Hanson

S

2,3,4,24

NBC-TV

52-4-1,32,5

Establishes WKA Super Light-Heavyweight World Title

STAR Recognition as Undisputed Super Light-Heavyweight World Champion

(Vacates WKA Cruiserweight World Title effective 1984 Jan 01)

1983

Dec 02

LOSS

167 lbs

Samart

Prasanmit

(สามารถประสานมิตร) *14

“Fight of the Century II”

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Bangkok, THAILAND

DECISION

5

ROYAL

Thai

 

Philip Wong

(Bunjong Busarakam-wongse)

Fairtex, Inc.

S

3,4,8

Channel 8-TV

51-4-1,32,5

STAR Classifies Bout as Muay Thai, Excludes from STAR-Rated Kickboxing Ratings

1983

Sep 26

WIN

175 lbs

Pongdejnoi Prasobchai 

(พงษ์เดชน้อยประสพชัย –

Boonmee) *13

Queen Elizabeth Stadium

British Hong Kong, CHINA

KICK-TKO

(spin back kick – quits)

4

WKA

Thai

Russelle Choi

Reno Lam

Simon Hung

S

3,4

ATL-TV

51-3-1,32,5

STAR Classifies Bout as Muay Thai, Excludes from STAR-Rated Kickboxing Ratings

1983

Aug 19

WIN

175 lbs

Jarvis Gardner

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

9

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

KO Karate

S

1,3,4

50-3-1,31,4

1983

Jul 16

WIN

175 lbs

Steve Valencia

Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden

New York City, NY, USA

TKO

4

KICK

International

Ted Kopplar

Titan Sports

S

1,2,3,22

Independent-TV

49-3-1,31,4

Retains KICK Light-Heavyweight World Title – 1st Defense

1983

May 21

WIN

190 lbs

Maurice Smith

“Fighting the Great Fight”

Korakuen Hall at Tokyo Dome

Tokyo, JAPAN

DECISION

11

WKA

International

Kimio Akagi

S

1,2,3,4

Channel 12-TV

47-3-1,30,4

Re-establishes Vacant WKA Cruiserweight World Title

STAR Recognition as Undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion

1983

Mar 19

WIN

175 lbs

Curtis Crandall

Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, NV, USA

TKO

7

(cut)

KICK

International

Ted Kopplar

S

1,2,3,4

Independent-TV

46-3-1,30,4

Establishes KICK Light-Heavyweight World Title

1983

Feb 19

WIN

175 lbs

James Sisco

Nassau, BAHAMAS

KO

2

WKA

International

Jimmy Pearce

S

1,3

45-3-1,29,4

1982

Nov 06

WIN

180 lbs

Demetrius “Oaktree” Edwards *12

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

9

WKC

International

Ron Martin

S

1,2,3,4,23

Taped - Not

Broadcast

44-3-1,28,4

1982

Sep 04

WIN

175 lbs

James Warring

“Fighting the Great Fight”

Korakuen Hall at Tokyo Dome

Tokyo, JAPAN

DECISION

11

WKA

International

Kimio Akagi

S

1,2,3,4

Ashai-TV

43-3-1,28,4

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 6th Defense

1982

Apr 08

WIN

175 lbs

Jaidee Pitsarnuracharn

(ใจดีพิษณุราชันย์   - 

Panya Sornnoi) *11

Queen Elizabeth Stadium

British Hong Kong, CHINA

DECISION

9

WKA

Asian

Russelle Choi

Reno Lam

Simon Hung

S

1,3,4,14

TVB-TV

42-3-1,28,4

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 5th Defense

1982

Feb 08

WIN

175 lbs

James Sisco

Queen Elizabeth Stadium

British Hong Kong, CHINA

TKO

4

WKA

International

Russelle Choi

Reno Lam

Simon Hung

S

1,2,3,4

TVB-TV

41-3-1,28,4

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 4th Defense

1981

Dec 07

WIN

175 lbs

Dennis Downey *10

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

TKO

7

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3,4

40-3-1,27,4

1981

Oct 24

WIN

175 lbs

Mark Zacharatos

Imperial Palace

Las Vegas, NV, USA

KO

3

WKA

International

Howard Hanson

S

1,2,3,4

Syndication

39-3-1,26,4

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 3rd Defense

1981

Sep 08

WIN

175 lbs

Jaidee Pitsarnuracharn

(ใจดีพิษณุราชันย์   - 

Panya Sornnoi) *9

Queen Elizabeth Stadium

British Hong Kong, CHINA

SPLIT DECISION

7

WKA

International

Russelle Choi

Reno Lam

Simon Hung

S

1,2,3,4

TVB-TV

38-3-1,25,4

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 2nd Defense

1981

Jul 25

WIN

175 lbs

Al Mims

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

KO

3

WKA

International

Steve Shepherd

S

1,2,24

37-3-1,25,4

1981

Jun 24

WIN

175 lbs

Mohammed Ashraf Tai *8

Kuramae Kokugikan Sumo Arena

Tokyo, JAPAN

KO

2

(1:56)

WKA

(NJPW)

International

“Antonio” Kanji Inoki, Hisashi Shinma,

Kimio Akagi

S

1,2,3,7,13

Ashai-TV

36-3-1,24,4

1981
May 16

WIN

175 lbs

Larry Nichols

St. Lucie County Civic Center

Ft. Pierce, FL, USA

KICK-KO

5

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3,4

35-3-1,23,4

1981

Mar 23

WIN

175 lbs

Greg Smith

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

5

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3

34-3-1,22,3

1981

Mar 10

WIN

175 lbs

Herbie Thompson

Westchester County Center

Westchester, NY, USA

KO

8

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

Clay Teppenpaw

S

1,2,3,4

33-3-1,22,3

Retains WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title – 1st Defense

1981

Feb 10

WIN

175 lbs

Eddie “The Bull” Dourant

St. Lucie County Civic Center

Ft. Pierce, FL, USA

TKO

7

(bell)

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3,4,25

34-3-1,21,3

1980

Dec 01

WIN

175 lbs

Larry Lockhart

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

TKO

4

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3

Taped - Not

Broadcast

31-3-1,20,3

1980

Oct 13

WIN

175 lbs

Andy White

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

KO

2

WKA

International

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,2,3,4,7

Syndication

30-3-1,19,3

Establishes WKA Light-Heavyweight World Title

STAR Recognition as Undisputed Light-Heavyweight World Champion

1980

Jul 21

WIN

169.9 lbs

Rodney Batiste

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

DEC

10

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3,4

ESPN-TV

29-3-1,18,3

PKA Middleweight World Championship Eliminations

1980

Jun 21

WIN

169.9 lbs

Steve Mackey

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

KO

1

PKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3,26

28-3-1,18,3

1980

May 20

WIN

169.9 lbs

Larry Doggett

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

KO

(body punch)

7

(1:25)

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3,34

ESPN-TV

27-3-1,17,3

1980

Apr 14

WIN

169.9 lbs

Bernard Clark

Brassy’s Nightclub

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

TKO

6

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Bob Padgett

S

1,3

ESPN-TV

26-3-1,16,3

1980

Mar 05

LOSS

169.9 lbs

Glenn McMorris

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

TKO

1

PKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3,27

ESPN-TV

25-3-1,15,3

PKA Middleweight US Title Bout – Loses 2nd Defense

1980

Feb 8

WIN

169.9 lbs

Larry Poore

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

TKO

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3

25-2-1,15,3

1980

Jan

WIN

169.9 lbs

Greg Strong

Miami, FL, USA

KICK-TKO

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Quimby

S

1,3

ESPN-TV

24-2-1,14,3

Retains PKA Middleweight US Title – 1st Defense

1979

Nov 10

DRAW

170 lbs

Steve Mackey *7

Orlando, FL, USA

TDRW

2

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

S

1,3

23-2-1,13,2

1979

Oct 23

WIN

170 lbs

Willie Ruffin

Orlando Sports Stadium

Orlando, FL, USA

TKO

5

None

Full-Contact

Ashlock

S

1,3

23-2-0,13,2

1979

Sep 15

WIN

170 lbs

Jimmy Horsley

Orlando, FL, USA

TKO

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

S

1,3

ESPN-TV

22-2-0,12,2

Establishes PKA Middleweight US Title

ESPN-TV Premiere Broadcast of Kickboxing

1979

Aug

WIN

170 lbs

Danny Wedges

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

KO

1

WKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3

21-2-0,11,2

1979

Aug

WIN

170 lbs

John Shields

Bradenton, FL, USA

TKO

2

None

Full-Contact

Houp

S

1,3

20-2-0,10,2

1979

Jul

WIN

170 lbs

Al Durr

Orlando, FL, USA

KO

3

None

Full-Contact

Ashlock

S

1,3

19-2-0,9,2

1979

Jun 23

WIN

170 lbs

Benny Fernandez *6

Bradenton, FL, USA

TKO

1

PKA

Full-Contact

Houp

S

1,3

18-2-0,8,2

Retains PKA Middleweight Florida State Title – 4th Defense

1979

Jun 09

WIN

Unlimited

Willie Ruffin *5

Miami, FL, USA

TKO

3

None

Full-Contact

John Pachivas

S

1,3

17-2-0,7,2

1979

May 26

WIN

170 lbs

Jeff Gripper

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

7

WKA

Full-Contact

Don Haynes,

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3,28,29

16-2-0,6,2

1979

Mar 07

WIN

170 lbs

Ted Pryor

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

7

None

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3

15-2-0,6,2

1979

Feb 17

WIN

170 lbs

Rick Cook

Stuart, FL, USA

DECISION

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Chip Allen

S

1,3

14-2-0,6,2

Retains PKA Middleweight Florida State Title – 3rd Defense

1979

Jan 13

WIN

170 lbs

James Sisco

Bradenton, FL, USA

TKO

4

PKA

Full-Contact

Harvey Hastings

Houp

S

1,3

13-2-0,6,2

Retains PKA Middleweight Florida State Title – 2nd Defense

1978

Dec

WIN

170 lbs

Rick Herranz

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

KO

1

None

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3

12-2-0,5,2

1978

Dec 02

WIN

170 lbs

Herbie Thompson

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

DECISION

7

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Harvey Hastings

Chip Allen

S

1,3

11-2-0,4,2

Retains PKA Middleweight Florida State Title – 1st Defense

1978

Nov 18

WIN

Unlimited

Ron Harry

Stuart, FL, USA

KO

1

PKA

Experimental

Jim Wilson

Harvey Hastings

Chip Allen

S

1,3

10-2-0,4,2

Kickboxing versus Boxing Mix-Match

1978

Oct 20

LOSS

170 lbs

Robert Biggs

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

SPLIT

DECISION

5

PKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3

9-2-0,3,2

1978

Sep 23

WIN

170 lbs

Ted Pryor

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

DECISION

5

PKA

Full-Contact

Harvey Hastings Jim Wilson

Chip Allen

S

1,3

9-1-0,3,2

Establishes PKA Middleweight Florida State Title

1978

Apr 08

WIN

170 lbs

Charlie Jordan *4

Miami, FL, USA

TKO

4

PKA

Full-Contact

Steve Beattie

S

1,3

8-1-0,3,2

1977

Oct 08

WIN

170 lbs

Robert Parrish

Melbourne, FL, USA

DECISION

7

None

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Chip Allen

S

1,3

7-1-0,2,2

1977

Sep 10

WIN

170 lbs

James Sisco

Miami, FL, USA

KICK-KO

(side kick

to body)

3

PKA

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Chip Allen

S

1,3

6-1-0,2,2

1977

Jul 16

WIN

170 lbs

Howard Hayden

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

DECISION

5

None

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

1,3,4

5-1-0,1,1

1977

May

WIN

165 lbs

John Sweet

Miami, FL, USA

DECISION

5

None

Full-Contact

Thompson

S

1,3

4-1-0,1,1

1977

Mar

WIN

165 lbs

Robert Dillard

Melbourne, FL, USA

DECISION

3

None

Full-Contact

Jim Wilson

Chip Allen

S

1,3

3-1-0,1,1

1976

Sep

NC

Unlimited

Herbie Thompson *3

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

NO CONTEST

5

None

Experimental

Charlie Smith

S

1,3,6

2-1-0,1,1

PKA Ruling / STAR Finding Transmutes Outcome to No-Contest

1976

May 28

NC

165 lbs

Rudy Burney *2

Tampa, FL, USA

NO CONTEST

5

PKA

Full-Contact

Nyle Clay

John Ormsby

S

1,3,6

2-1-0,1,1

PKA Ruling / STAR Finding Transmutes Outcome to No-Contest

1975

Nov

LOSS

Unlimited

Steve Shepherd

Miami, FL, USA

DECISION

3

None

Experimental

Steve Beattie

S

1,3

2-1-0,1,1

1975

Aug

WIN

Unlimited

Ben Green

Melbourne, FL, USA

DECISION

5

None

Experimental

Pate

S

1,3

2-0-0,1,1

1975

May

WIN

Unlimited

Ken Broadway

Melbourne, FL, USA

KICK-KO

(side kick

to body)

3

None

Experimental

Pate

S

1,3

1-0-0,1,1

1975

Jan 25

NC

Unlimited

Bill Knoblock *1

Space Coast Full-Contact Kung-Fu Karate Tournament

Orlando Sports Stadium

Orlando, FL, USA

NO CONTEST

3

None

Experimental

Jim Wilson

Pat Donovan

S

1,3,6

0-0-0,0,0

PKA Ruling / STAR Finding Transmutes Outcome to No-Contest

 

NON-COMPETITIVE EXHIBITIONS AGAINST NOTABLE SPARRING PARTNERS

2011

Dec 03

EXB

None

Kash ”The Flash” Gill *21

“Cinema against Pain”

Royal Tulip Hotel

Amalty, KAZAKHSTAN

 

EXB

 

3

WWDF

Experimental

Erken Yalgashev

(Еркен Ялгашев)

S

14,32

N/A

1998

May 24

EXB

200.1 lbs

“Jimbo” Jim Mullen

Grand Olympic Auditorium

Los Angeles, CA, USA

EXB

3

WWDF/IKF

Chinese

Dmitriy Tyukalov

(ДмитрийТюкалов)

 

30,31,32

N/A

Wilson awarded an honorary Draka championship belt

1991

Nov 23

EXB

None

Gary Daniels

World Martial Arts Extravaganza

National Exhibition Centre

Birmingham, UK

EXB

3

None

International

Unreported

S

 

N/A

1984

Jul 06

EXB

None

“Superfoot”

Bill Wallace

West Palm Beach Auditorium

West Palm Beach, FL, USA

EXB

3

WKA

Full-Contact

Steve Shepherd

S

 

N/A

1981

Apr 09

EXB

None

Tony Morelli

Queen Elizabeth Stadium

British Hong Kong, CHINA

EXB

3

WKA

International

Russell Choi

Reno Lam

Simon Hung

S

TVB-TV

N/A

1979

EXB

None

“Superfoot”

Bill Wallace

Orlando, FL, USA

EXB

3

PKA

Full-Contact

 

S

 

N/A

 

LEGEND

KICKBOXING

Any stand-up combative sport where competitors fight with kicks and punches for a knockout or multi-judge decision over scheduled rounds divided by rest periods. Throughout the 1980s, the STAR System World Kickboxing Ratings strictly distinguished between kickboxing which prohibited clinch-fighting and muay Thai which permitted clinch-fighting. STAR regarded kickboxing and muay Thai as different sports. Since that era, combative sports have become more broadly divided between kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Sanctioning bodies have embraced competition and established kickboxing titles under multiple rule formats. For the sake of the historic record, all prominent rule formats have been indicated within ring record compilations.

 

Predominant Kickboxing Rule Formats

            Without Clinch-Fighting

INTERNATIONAL – low kicks and footsweeps allowed, no clinch-fighting, no throws (i.e. freestyle, boxe française-savate, WKA style)

FULL-CONTACT – no striking below the waist, no clinch-fighting, no throws, minimum or continual kick requirement (i.e. full-contact karate, American kickboxing, PKA style)

 

            Clinch-Fighting Optional

EXPERIMENTAL – variable rule schemes from the formative periods of kickboxing (i.e. USKA, WSMAC, NKL, WDFC), limited mixed martial arts inclusions, or special negotiated rules to enable a mix-match between contestants from otherwise different combative sports (i.e. kickboxer versus muay Thai fighter)

 

            With Clinch-Fighting

ASIAN – low kicks and sweeps allowed, knees to body and legs allowed, limited clinch-fighting allowed, no throws (i.e. K-1, modified muay Thai, muay Euro, Japanese kick-boxing)

CHINESE – low kicks and sweeps allowed, knees to body and legs allowed, limited clinch-fighting allowed, throws and takedowns allowed (i.e. san shou, sanda)

THAI – low kicks allowed, knee and elbow strikes allowed, clinch-fighting permitted, no throws, scoring based on classic techniques (i.e. muay Thai, Thai boxing)

 

Sanctioning Groups

Official Outcomes

FFKA – Fight Factory Kickboxing Association

DECISION – three judges score for the winner

IKF – International Kickboxing Federation

MAJORITY DECISION – two judges score for the winner, one even

ISKA – International Sport Karate Association

SPLIT DECISION – two judges score for the winner

KICK – Karate International Council of Kickboxing

DRAW – the judges score for both contestants evenly

NJPW – New Japan Pro-Wrestling (Shin Nihon Puroresu - 新日本プロレ)

MAJORITY DRAW – two judges score evenly

PKA – Professional Karate Association

SPLIT DRAW – one judge scores for each contestant, one even

PKC – Professional Karate Council

TDRAW – technical draw (fight stopped without basis for a decision)

PKO – Professional Kickboxing Organization

KO – knockout

ROYAL – Royal Thai Army Welfare Department, the governing

     authority for Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Thailand

KICK-KO (KKO) – kick-knockout

KICK-TKO(TKKO) – technical kick-knockout

STAR – Standardized Tournaments And Ratings System

TKO – technical knockout

WKA – World Kickboxing Association

NO-CONTEST – outcome officially set aside

WKC – World Karate Council

NO-DECISION – competitive bout conducted without a judges

WWDF – World Wide Draka Federation

M-WIN – official draw or no-decision in which the contemporaneous

     media sports reporters express a dominant opinion about who won

 

 

STAR Equalization Findings

For purposes of world-rated kickboxing competition and record keeping, STAR equalization findings differentiate between amateur and professional bouts, exclude bouts from other related combative sports (boxing, muay Thai, grappling), as well as arbitrate any peculiarities that occurred in the early and unruly era of kickboxing’s rapidly changing rules and uneven standards for fair competition. The STAR System had no interest in advancing one competitor over another and never interfered with a competitor’s official kickboxing record beyond the aforementioned distinctions.

 

*21

Wilson EXB Gill: 2,000 spectators.  This “Cinema against Pain” event was promoted to benefit Handicapped Children of Kazakhstan.  Former WKA world champions Don Wilson and Kash Gill, as well as former WAKO champion Olivier Gruner and his sparring partner participated in non-competitive exhibition bouts. Faux wins were announced, but they were meaningless scores based on beautiful celebrity technique as opposed to fighting effectiveness.

*20 

Wilson v Butcher: Eddie Butcher weighed in 10 pounds overweight at 189 pounds and was assessed a financial penalty that was added to Wilson’s purse.

*19

Wilson v Kimber: Wilson earned $150,000 USD plus training expenses, the largest reported kickboxing purse to that date.

*18

Wilson v Piotrowski: 5,000 spectators.  A half-point in the scoring on one judge’s card separated the two fighters. Many prominent officials believed that a fight that close should have been awarded to the reigning champion: Wilson. Wilson refused his right to protest. He had been going through a divorce and was living on a friend’s couch with full custody of his infant son. Since Wilson had not trained a day for this title defense, he felt Piotrowski deserved the victory. Wilson still possessed the WKA world title at 175 pounds. Although this bout was not sanctioned by ISKA, whenever a champion loses an unsanctioned bout at weight, ISKA’s rules for champions automatically vacates the title.

*17

Wilson v Winkeljohn: 800 spectators, including Concord Pictures executives-producers Mike Elliot and Catherine Cyran together with STAR ratings chief Paul Maslak.  Wilson accepted this non-title bout on short-notice as a personal favor to WKA President Howard Hanson.

*16

Wilson v Thériault: Capacity 8,000 spectators.  Fought without formal sanction, each fighter agreed to select two judges. The two journalists selected by the Wilson camp brought in scores of 117-115 and 118-113 for Wilson, and the two judges selected byThériault’scamp brought in scores of 116-119 and 116-118 for Thériault. At ringside PKA Vice-President Joe Corley and former PKA number-one contender Rodney Batiste unofficially scored the fight in Wilson's favor. So did the sports reporters from the Journal de Montréal and La PresseMontréal. This fight reportedly drew the biggest live gate net profit for any kickboxing event in North America to that time, about $100,000 CAD.  Wilson received a purse of $20,000 CAD ($15,180 USD).

*15

Wilson v Fanta (แฟนต้า เพชรเมืองตราด): Capacity 3,300 spectators. Fanta Petchmuangtrat was the Thai opponent’s stage name; Attapong Buaban his passport name. He was known in Europe as Attapong “Buadan” owing to an early print media misspelling. Under a special exception, the WKA sanctioned this 7-rounds by 3-minute period muay Thai bout.  Rules also included knee and elbow strikes and clinch-fighting. Wilson regarded Fanta as his toughest Thai opponent owing to his great speed. The bout had been advertised in Hong Kong as “The Champion’s Last Strike,” meaning Wilson’s retirement fight.  After the bout, at the promoter’s behind-the-scenes request, Wilson apologized to the Hong Kong audience for failing to knockout this very worthy opponent and said he would be receptive to a rematch. The idea was to keep alive the possibility of a Wilson pride fight, perhaps a rematch. The rematch never happened. Subsequently, owing to Wilson’s speech, the muay Thai community has insisted that this bout had a no-decision outcome. The STAR system disregarded this bout for purposes of its kickboxing ratings.

*14

Wilson v Samart (สามารถประสานมิตร): Contrary to contractual agreement, the Royal Thai Army Welfare officials who run Lumpinee Boxing Stadium compelled Wilson to lose 8 pounds on the day of the bout by sitting in a sauna from early morning until two hours before the bout, leaving him dangerously dehydrated. The officials also ignored the contractual requirement for 7 rounds. Further, Thai judges only recognize muay Thai techniques in disregard of the international standard for judging round effectiveness. In the best case scenario, Wilson was denied any possibility of a decision in his favor and could only have won the bout by knockout. In the worst case scenario, Wilson’s health was put at serious risk from severe dehydration which clearly inhibited his ability both to perform and to fairly defend himself. Specifically, dehydration impedes endurance, balance and the ability to withstand concussion. In the United States, those states with athletic commissions would close down any facility or promoter that permitted such unsavory weigh-in practices. Moreover, in any American state, if a competitor had been seriously injured as a result, criminal prosecutions could follow. Wilson never protested the dishonorable and unsportsmanlike treatment by Thai officials. Wilson said he knew he had to knock out Samart to win; that he had not and, because of diminished capacity from dehydration, he did not win the points decision. Because this bout was conducted under muay Thai rules that focus on striking-while-holding, the STAR System disregarded this bout for purposes of its kickboxing ratings.

*13

Wilson v Pongdejnoi (พงษ์เดชน้อยประสพชัย): Pondejnoi Prasobchai was his fighting name; Boonmee his passport name.Bout was conducted under muay Thai rules. The STAR System disregarded this bout for purposes of its kickboxing ratings.

*12

Wilson v Edwards:5,200 spectators.  In this classic kicker versus slugger non-title match-up, Wilson dominated PKA Heavyweight World Champion Edwards, artistically outpointing his heavier opponent in every round.  Ticket prices: $10 general, $15 reserved, $25-$35-$50 ringside.

*11

Wilson v Jaidee (ใจดีพิษณุราชันย์)-II: Jaidee Pitsarnuracharn was the Thai opponent’s fighting name, Panya Sornnoi his legal name.  Knees and elbows were permitted by special agreement with the WKA, though clinch-fighting was limited.  This was the only WKA-sanctioned title bout in this era which allowed limited clinch-fighting.  When Wilson defeated Sornnoi (“Jaidee”) the first time, Wilson had been suffering from food poisoning. Sornnoi underestimated Wilson’s strength and though knee strikes would allow him to prevail. Instead Wilson won by a much larger margin of victory, scoring multiple knockdowns.

*10

Wilson v Downey: After one warning, Downey was disqualified for biting Wilson twice and drawing blood.

*9

Wilson v Jaidee (ใจดีพิษณุราชันย์)-I: Jaidee Pitsarnuracharn was the Thai opponent’s fighting name, Panya Sornnoi his passport name.  The WKA granted special exception for a 7-round world title bout owing to Thai opponent’s familiarity with 5-round bouts. Before the bout, Wilson suffered from mild food poisoning and attributed the close decision to his illness.

*8

Wilson v Tai: 11,000 spectators. Wilson was introduced to Japan on the undercard of a New Japan Pro-Wrestling event.  Although sanctioned by the WKA and billed as a NJPW martial arts light-heavyweight title bout, Wilson’s WKA title was not at stake against the unranked Tai.  NJPW was a major sanctioning body for pro-wrestling, but not for kickboxing.  STAR did not recognize its kickboxing titles as significant.

*7

Wilson v MackeyI: Bout was declared a technical draw after an unintentional knee kick opened a cut.

*6

Wilson v Fernandez: After one warning, Fernandez was disqualified for hit-and-hold clinch-fighting.

*5

Wilson v Ruffin: Bout against Golden Gloves State Champ Ruffin was conducted on a raised platform constructed from pushed-together tables with a layered carpet on top.  Steve Shepherd refereed.  Wilson showed up at the event expecting an exhibition, but was corralled into a competitive bout when Wilson realized that the promoter did not know the meaning of the term “exhibition”.

*4

Wilson v Jordan: Jordan was disqualified after two consecutive rounds with minimum kick requirement violations.

*3

Wilson v Thompson I: After weighing in for a middleweight bout, Wilson was matched against heavyweight Thompson as a last-minute substitute. The contestants fought with bag gloves which tended to inflict cuts. The PKA transmuted this bout to a no-contest because improper procedures and inappropriate equipment impeded fair competition. The STAR System concurred.

*2

Wilson v Burney: Wilson stunned Burney with a combination of punches and the referee stopped the bout. The event promoters, who also managed Burney, declared an “injury timeout” to allow Burney to recover and to administer butterfly stitches to his cut. Then they restarted the match. A questionable decision was awarded to Burney. The PKA subsequently transmuted the outcome to a no-contest owing to improper procedures that impeded fair competition, as well as because biased ringside judges made knocking Burney unconscious the only way Wilson could win. The STAR System concurred.

*1

Wilson v Knoblock: At this event, Wilson first tries out the fighting nickname “Dragon”, a reference to his kung-fu style. This amateur bout was part of Wilson’s black belt examination. The PKA transmuted this decision to a no-contest for his pro record. Both promoters and Knoblock agreed with the ruling. The STAR System concurred.

 

Corroboration

1

STAR System Administrative Inquiry (1983). Personal testimonials from WKA President Howard Hanson, Jim Wilson and Don Wilson

2

Corcoran, John (1994 December).The Martial Arts Sourcebook, Perennial, Harper Collins, Chapter 8

3

Maslak, Paul & Friedenn, Neva (1992 August). “The Dragon Retires: Out of the Ring and onto the Screen,” Inside Kung-Fu Presents Kickboxing, CFW Enterprises, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA, pp. 4-7, 52-65

4

Official Karate magazine (1978 Feb- 1987 Jan). Charlton Publications, Inc., New York, NY, USA

5

American Karate magazine (1987 Jan- 1989 Nov). Condor Books, Inc., New York, NY, USA

6

PKA Headquarters confirmation (1983): Don Quine, Beverly Hills, CA

7

Marlow, Chris (1981 Nov).  “The WKA: The First Worldwide Sanctioning Body For Full-Contact Karate,” Karate Monthly magazine, Clay Communications, Hollywood, CA, USA, p. 58, 60-70.

8

Capa, Ernie (1984 May). “Don Wilson’s Loss in Bangkok Is a $122,000 Payday,” Karate Illustrated magazine, Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA,  pp. 56-59

9

“Dream Match Ends in a Draw” (1985 May). Karate Illustrated magazine, Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA, pp. 56-57

10

Black Belt Times (June 1985). “Controversy is Big Winner in Wilson-Theriault Draw”, Black Belt magazine (digitized by Google Books), Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA, pp. 16, 112. Retrieved on 2011 July 21.

11

“Piotrowski Wins Light-Heavyweight World Kickboxing Title” (1990 April). Official Karate magazine, Charlton Publications, Inc., New York, NY, USA, p. 13

12

Maslak, Paul (1990 March). “Wilson Loses Kickboxing Decision”, Black Belt magazine (digitized by Google Books), Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA, pp. 14-15.  Retrieved on 2011 July 01.

13

The Great Hisa’s Puroresu Dojo at http://www.puroresu.com/newjapan/results/nj198105msg.html. Retrieved on 2011 July 25.

14

Administrative Inquiry (2011 July 26). Personal email testimonials by Don “The Dragon” Wilson,  and by Wilson’s agent Ray Cavaleri

15

IKF Kickboxing website at http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/DonWilson.htm. Retrieved on 2012 April 13.

16

Zizzo, Mike (1991 October 13).  “Kickboxer Has New Aim: Don Wilson Retires from Ring, Focuses on Acting,” The Orlando Sentinel, Tribune Company, Orlando, FL, USA, p. K1 BREVARD EXTRA.

17

Zizzo, Mike (1991 September 12).  “Kickboxer Don Wilson Retires: Brevard Co. Native to Hold Big Bash in Cape Canaveral,” The Orlando Sentinel, Tribune Company, Orlando, FL, USA, p. D3 SPORTS.

18

Miller, Jeff (1990 July 27).  “US, Soviets Put up Dukes, Dogs,” The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. C5 SPORTS.

19

Kresal, Steve (1989 July 4).  “Wilson, Liano Use Different Methods to Wing Their Kickboxing Matches,” Los Angeles Times, Times-Mirror Company, Los Angeles, CA, USA, p. 3 SPORTS SECTION.

20

Gordon, Cheryl (1986 September 28).  “The Best Part of Kick-Boxing? When Pain Subsides Wilson Says He’s Old Man of Sport,” The Orlando Sentinel, Tribune Company, Orlando, FL, USA, p. 6 BREVARD WEEKLY.

21

“Wilson Set to Defend Title” (1984 March 29).  Miami Herald, The McClatchy Company, Miami, FL, p. 4D SPORTS.

22

“Championship Kickboxing Series” (1983 July 16).  The Pittsburgh Press, E.W. Scripps Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, p. B8 TV LISTINGS.

23

“Kickboxing Matches in Auditorium Nov. 6” (1982 October 29).  The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. D10 SPORTS.

24

“Shepherd Heads Kick Boxing Card for Auditorium” (1981 July 19).  The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. E11 SPORTS.

25

“It’s a Knockout” (1981 February 12).  The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. C2 SPORTS.

26

“Wilson Defends Boxing Title” (1980 June 21).  The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. D5 SPORTS. 

27

“Wilson Head Kick Boxing” (1980 March 02).  The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. E5 SPORTS. 

28

Otterson, Chuck (1979 May 27).  “Shepherd Dominates Kick Boxing Bout,” The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. E6 SPORTS.

29

“Shepherd Fights for Title Saturday” (1979 May 23).  The Palm Beach Post, Cox Enterprises, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, p. D2 SPORTS.

30

Administrative Inquiry (23 June 2012). Personal email confirmation by IKF President Steve Fossum.

31

“DRAKA: May 24th, 2998 RESULTS” (1998 June 5). IKF Kickboxing/Draka website at http://www.ikfkickboxing.com/draka.htm. Retrieved 24 June 2012.

32

“Professional Rules” (2004). Draka Sport website at http://www.drakasport.com/rulesamat.php. Retrieved 24 June 2012.

33

Cunningham, Antonia; Freshfield, Jackie;  Masson, Carla; Robins, Virginia and Bradley, James [editors](April 30, 2002). Guinness World Records 2002: 42nd Edition, Guinness World Records Limited, Gullane Entertainment, London, UK, p. 245.

34

Corley, Joe (November 1980). “In This Corner…,” Official Karate, Charlton Publications, Inc., New York, NY, USA, p. 40.

 

Other References

·         Don Wilson’s website at http://www.donthedragonwilson.com/. Retrieved on 2011 July 26.

·         Corcoran, John and Farkas, Emil (1983). Martial Arts: Traditions, History, People. Gallery Books, W.H. Smith Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 286, 393

·         Viewers Choice Pay-Per-View (1987, 1991, 1999, 2002). USA

·         Canal Plus-TV (2000). EUROPE

·         FNN/Score Cable-TV (1988). USA

·         TSN-TV (1984-1985). CANADA

·         NBC-TV (1984). USA

·         Dempsey, Gary (1984). “Black Belt Hall of Fame: Full-Contact Fighter of the Year”, Black Belt 1984 Yearbook magazine, Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA, pp. 70-71

·         “Don Wilson: That Championship Reason – Part I” (cover story) (Aug 1983). Karate Illustrated magazine, Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA

·         “Don Wilson: That Championship Reason – Part II” (Sep 1983).  Karate Illustrated magazine, Rainbow Publications, Inc., Burbank, CA, USA, pp. 32-35

·         TVB-TV (1982, 1984). HONG KONG

·         ATL-TV (1981-1982). HONG KONG

·         Ashai-TV (1981-1982). JAPAN

·         ESPN-TV (1979-1980, 2000). USA