Articles & Notes — March 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Don “The Dragon” Wilson puts film career aside, gets ready for kickboxing match

don-wilsonFormer kickboxing champion Don “The Dragon” Wilson has announced that he would be fighting a 10-round non-title kickboxing match this year in Istanbul (Turkey).

“It’s official. The fight will be either September or October and I will be sanctioned by the International Kickboxing Federation and I’ll be fighting under rules similar to the K-1,” Wilson wrote on his Facebook page.

Wilson noted that he feels “excited”, and explained why.

“I am very excited because although I am 58 years old and have not fought for over 10 years, I still miss the lifestyle….the training, sparring, etc,” he said.

Ex-champion added that he will fly to Istanbul on March 19, and hold a press conference there.

Wilson’s kickboxing career spanned 4-decades, and he won a total of 11 World Titles with several sanctioning bodies that included the IKF, WKA, KICK, ISKA, STAR and the PKO.

Despite, as considered by many, being a forgettable action star, Wilson is considered to be among the best kickboxing champions of all time.

Wilson is mostly remembered for his “Bloodfist” series of martial arts movies. His last full featured film was shot in 2007, a post-apocalyptic thriller titled “The Last Sentinel”.

After that Wilson appeared in a short film called “Liberator” with Lou Ferrigno in 2012, and even made another martial arts film “White Tiger” with fellow action stars Cynthia Rothrock, Jawed El Berni, Matt Mullins, and the late Joe Lewis.

White Tiger is yet to be released, and Wilson, as it seems like, has forgotten about his idea to make an “Expendables”-type movie with his fellow 90s action stars.

Let’s hope he doesn’t get injured in the fight, and eventually will make that film for the fans of the low-budget action and martial arts flicks.



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