Brother of Deontay Wilder, Marsellos Wilder suffers another knockout defeat!
It happens again ten months later! This time, the man to knockout the younger brother of the WBC heavyweight champion, Marsellos Wilder (5-2, 2KO) was a 37 year old journeyman by the name of Dustin Long (3-1-2, 3KO).
In January, he was the victim of a knockout by the hands of another thirty-plus year-old journeyman with a losing record by the name of William Deets (8-14, 3KO).
Wilder looked uncomfortable from the opening bell. Besides the fact that he is still learning the basics to boxing at the age of thirty, the unorthodox style, whether purposely unorthodox or not (I’m going to say or not) of Long got a little under his skin immediately.
Both men landed some shots with Wilder seemingly in control of the fight until…BAM! A left hook from Long floored the junior Wilder which prompted an instant halting of the bout from referee Jay Nady. It seemed as Wilder attempted to step in to position himself to land his own shot, Long threw an unsuspecting shot that his opponent stepped into!
Before Wilder landed on the canvas, he was out! Fortunately he would recover, therefore, as of the writing of this article, there are no reports of damage that would warrant a prompt hospital visit for the younger Wilder.
As we here at 3kingsboxing.com have said before, there are plenty of fighters who have lost fights early in their careers that retired as champions and current/future Hall of Fame inductees. However, it seems at the age Marsellos is at, coupled with his lack of foundation for the basics of boxing, it’s safe to say he will not be one of them.
In this sport, you either have it or you don’t. I am not saying he should retire. There are always guys willing to fight where money can be made. Although, if the topic of “future champion” comes up, I would submit that his team refrain from engaging in that conversation!
By: EJ Williams