The Beast is about to be Unleashed on New Zealand
American James Wilson is coming to town to start his boxing career in New Zealand. Born in Los Angeles, California, Wilson has fought as a MMA fighter, Kickboxer and now is being brought over to New Zealand by manager/promoter Craig Thomson to debut in boxing. Wilson record so far is 5 - 3 - 0 (MMA) and 16 - 2 - 1 (Kickboxing), total 21 - 5 - 1.
At a young age, Wilson faced homelessness, juvenile delinquency, and ultimately became a child of the foster care system. Despite these life struggles, Wilson became highly successful in high school/college football, baseball, and track & field sports standout. As a result, he was offered a full sports scholarship to college and graduated with a B.A Sociology.
After College, he continued in his sporting career to play Semi-pro football with the Warsaw Eagles in Poland. In 2011, he was picked up as a Free Agent for the Chicago Bears, however he turned down the offer to start over in a MMA Career. He went on to become the 2011 California MMA Heavyweight Champion with a background in Kempo Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Wrestling. Wilson has had a successful Kickboxing career, fighting major promotions including K1 and Glory.
Wilson boxing career plan is to establish himself in New Zealand and Australia before taking on the rest of the world. Wilson will be beginning his career in Auckland, almost being scheduled to fight every week in July. Wilson will be going back to USA at the end of July, however will be coming back in the late end of the year.
Wilson will be debuting against Hawaiian New Zealander Lui Te’o (1 - 3 - 0), on July 1st at Manurewa Netball Centre on S.A.L.T gyms Kickboxing and Boxing event promoted by Terry Tuteru. Tickets are only sale, contact on 0212678365.
Wilson second bout will be against New Zealander Joe Betham (0 - 4 - 0), on July 8th at Auckland Netball Centre in St John, Auckland, on Multi Trade boxing promotion. This will be on the Lance Bryant vs Junior Pati for the NZNBF and vacant UBF Asia Pacific Cruiserweight titles undercard. This event is promoted by Mal & Raylyne Siaosi. Tickets are on sale now at Eventfinda.
Wilson third bout will be against an opponent still yet to be announced, on July 15th at ABA Stadium in Auckland, on Isaac Peach gyms boxing event. This will be on the Ruben Webster vs Kerry Davis undercard. Tickets are close to selling out, contact contact Bryan on 027 844 6697.
Wilson fourth and final bout before heading back to USA is against Conrad Lam (3 - 0 - 0). This will be Wilson biggest challenge. This bout will be on July 29th at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland. This bout will be the main event of the evening, promoted by Craig Thomson of CTP Boxing.