When it comes to fighting there are guys that we call legends and then there are legends. For Don "The Dragon" Wilson, he is actually an honest-to-goodness legend. Don has been through all that there is to go through when it comes to martial arts and has carried the banner for martial arts not only throughout his illustrious career but throughout his life as well. He did all of this in a pre-K-1, pre-UFC world, so it is safe to say that if you enjoy modern iterations of Martial Arts that you'd better show some respect for Don Wilson.
Most guys at the age of 58 would enjoy their retirement from the ring and serve as an ambassador, just like Don has been doing, but true fighters can't resist the urge to compete, so compete he must.
Don announced yesterday that he'll be fighting a 10-round non-title Kickboxing bout this fall in Istanbul under the IKF banner and that he'll be flying out on March 19th for a press conference to make everything official. Don't take our word for it, though, check out what he had to say about this;
"It's OFFICIAL I'm fighting a 10 round nontitle kickboxing bout this year in Istanbul, Turkey! The fight will be either September or October and I will be sanctioned by the International Kickboxing Federation and I'll be fighting under rules similar to the K-1. I am very excited because although I am 58 years old and have not fought for over 10 years, I still miss the lifestyle....the training, sparring, etc. I will fly to Istanbul March 19th for the Press Conference."