Don "The Dragon" Wilson is considered the greatest kick-boxing champion in the sport's history. A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s. In a career which spanned 4 decades, he won 11 world kick-boxing championships, among them the WKA, STAR, WKC, PKO Lightheavyweight World Championships, WKA, STAR, ISKA World Cruiserweight Titles, and the WKA and STAR Super-Lightheavyweight World Championships. He posted a record of 72-5-2 with 47 wins by knockout. Wilson defeated such world champions as Dennis Alexio, Oaktree Edwards, and Dick Kimber. He retired from the sport in 1990, but launched a comeback on May 14, 1999. Since his return he has knocked-out Dick Kimber and defeated Dewey Cooper.
Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2015
Martial Arts titles: 71 wins, 5 losses, 2 draws, 47 KOs, and 6 Kick KO's 2000 ISKA North American Cruiserweight Title 1999 IFK Cruiserweight World Champion 1989 PKA Light-Heavyweight World Champion 1988 ISKA Cruiserweight World Champion 1984 STAR and WKA Super Light-Heavyweight World Champion STAR Career Champion: Highest Rated Kickboxer of All Time Black Belt Hall of Fame and Official Karate Hall of Fame 1983 STAR and WKA Cruiserweight World Champion KICK Light-Heavyweight World Champion 1982 WKC Light Heavyweight World Champion 1980 STAR and WKA Light-Heavyweight World Champion 1979 PKA Middleweight US Champion 1978 PKA MIddleweight Florida State Champion
He retired from the sport in 1990, but launched a comeback on May 14, 1999
His favorite movies of his own filmography are Bloodfist (1989), Redemption (2002), and Lion Strike (1994)
Attended the United States Coast Guard Academy as midshipman from 1972-1973 before dropping out and earning an Associates Degree in electrical engineering at Brevard Community College in Florida
A native of South Florida, Wilson began fighting in the late 1970s