Lausanne, 30 September 2013 – It is a great honour to have “The Dragon” represent Kickboxing at 2013 World Combat Games. Wilson had a long and successful career in the ring. He was perhaps the best known and most successful kickboxer of his era. He is 11-time World Kickboxing Champion, a Martial Arts Hall of Famer, a kickboxer who has scored 47 knockouts in a 5-decade career, and an action-film star.
Wilson’s athletic career includes a large array of Martial Arts world titles. Having never been challenged for his title, Wilson voluntarily retired to move down to the Light Heavyweight Division, where he eventually retired from fighting a few years later. Wilson has established himself as a hard working Hollywood action star, having starred in 29 films since his film career began in 1989. He has had as many as five films released within a fourteen month period. His most recent effort is an intense Sci-Fi Action film called “The Last Sentinel”, which he considers one of his best, and other such as “Futurekick”, “Bloodfist”, “Ring of Fire”, “Out for Blood”, “Operation Cobra”, “Blackbelt”, “Cyber Tracker”, “Redemption”, “Say Anything…”, “Capitol Conspiracy”, and “Batman Forever”.
Espen Lund, the Acting President of WAKO; the World Governing Body for Kickboxing, commented on the announcement.; “We are delighted with the Dragon’s involvement as our ambassador, his fight record is astonishing and his transition into film was a seamless one. We are proud to have him as our ambassador.”
About World Combat Games
World Combat Games take place from 18-26 October 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. SportAccord World Combat Games is an international sporting event which promotes values of self-control, determination and technical mastery. The Martial Arts and Combat Sports integrate elements of culture, wisdom, friendship to create an elite sports competition – the Art of Combat. The Games will feature the world’s top athletes of 15 Martial Arts and Combat Sports; Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Wushu. Additionally, the Combat Games will feature a Cultural Programme reflecting the ancient traditions of martial arts as well as the social and cultural values of the 15 sports and the event as a whole.