Don “The Dragon” Wilson is considered the greatest kickboxing 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 Light Heavyweight World Championships, IKF, WKA, STAR, ISKA World Cruiserweight Titles, and the WKA and STAR Super-Light Heavyweight World Championships. He posted a record of 72-5-2 with 48 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 15, 1999.
On May 15th, 1999 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA at 45 years of age, Wilson stepped back into the ring to fight for the vacant IKF Pro FCR Cruiserweight World Title against Dick Kimber. Kimber swore to everyone that he’d have the fight over before the fifth round. However when the Dragon unloaded on Kimber in round three, Kimber dropped to the mat and referee Dan Stell counted him out on the floor. Kimber never stood during the count and to this date, Kimber never fought again.
In his return he also defeated Dewey Cooper.