Dylan Wilson tamed ‘The Tiger’ in Glasgow tonight.
The kickboxing convert increased his unbeaten start to three fights with victory over Mr Durable, Carl Turney at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The Clondlakin native, who was nominated for the Irish Boxing Awards Debut of the Year for going to war in Spain last year, was calm and assured in Scotland this time around.
‘Diamond Standard’ boxed to a game plan against a journeyman with a Masters’s Degree in doing the rounds. Possibly expecting to go the distance Wilson showed his guile rather than guts in his third fight, using his skillset to secure a well-deserved win 60-54 win on the Kynoch Show.
It was an impressive display of boxing from the Kenneth Egan-mentored prospect and a worthwhile introduction to six-round fighting for the Dub.
The English fighter isn’t the kind of journeyman happy just to survive, he came looking for work throughout out and as a result forced Wilson to work at a high pace from first to the last bell in his first six-rounder.
Wilson was able to win the first round with a solid jab, composed, calm and assured. He did have to deal with some wild Turney swings but caught most on the guard. He also whipped a lovely lead hook downstairs.
He opened up more in the second and put some lovely combinations together against the tough journeyman, finding holes in the Brit’s guard throughout. To his credit, the experienced Turney isn’t a survive-at-all-costs kind of journeyman and did look for work, which meant Wilson had to fight his desire to go to war on occasion.
‘Diamond Standard’ really began to enjoy himself by the third, was fluid, and showed more variety in his work. Again his Sussex opponent wasn’t in his shell on the back foot, rather was an away corner foe that set a pace, that could have tested Wilson down the stretch if he cut corners in camp.
The fourth followed a similar pattern, although some good body work seemed to slow Turney down somewhat. Wilson stuck to his boxing as he entered the fifth for the first time in his young career, following orders to great effect. He brought in the cheek hook and showed fast hands to frustrate the 30 plus fight veteran.
To his credit, Turey kept coming and pushing in the final three minutes but Wilson stuck to Kenneth Egan’s game plan and boxed his way over the finishing line.
The win sees Wilson improve to 3-0 while Turney slips to 0-34-1.