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Described by trainer Dave Coldwell as 'one of the quickest fighters I've ever seen', there seems to be little holding back or slowing down Jerome 'Wipeout' Wilson, a rapid-fire light-welterweight in a hurry to make a name for himself.
Packed full of explosiveness and intent, Wilson has won five of six pro bouts so far, since deciding to punch for pay in February 2010. He defeated Johnny Greaves, Danny Dontchev and Phil Boyle in his first three pro bouts, before forcing the world to sit up and take note of his power with an astonishingly dramatic one-punch knockout of Henry Janes in November 2010. Not only was the knockout one of the standout finishes of 2010, but the fight also happened to take place on the undercard of David Haye's WBA world heavyweight title defence against Audley Harrison, something which brought 'Wipeout' Wilson even more widespread attention and praise.
Jerome's sole pro blemish arrived in his very next bout, a loss to the tricky Jay Morris, though many ringsiders felt Wilson's cleaner work deserved the benefit of the doubt after six rounds. As it turned out, the Sheffield light-welterweight was forced to curse his luck as Morris walked away with the narrowest of 58-57 verdicts at the bout's conclusion.
Wilson rebounded from that unfortunate setback in September 2011, when he tore after Daniel Micallef like a man scorned for four rounds in Birmingham. The hungry speed merchant won each of the four rounds on the referee's score card and displayed an impressive range of combination punching. Tonight in Rotherham, Wilson looks to serve up something of the same to Geoffrey Munika, a tough Kenyan and former International Masters champion.