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The anticipation of rain in the area Saturday night has prompted Southern National Motorsports Park officials to postpone its season opener one week to Saturday, March 26. With forecast models predicting anywhere from a 70- to a 90-percent chance … more
Justin Gill has not been in action much in recent years, but he plans to be on the track much more in 2017, beginning with Saturday’s 150-lap Late Model Stock Car race at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 28-year-old from Wilson is a … more
In a state where professional boxing does not enjoy a sterling reputation, Wilson-based Top Catz Boxing held its inaugural card Saturday night at Bill Ellis Convention Center. From the outset, founder and promoter Tony Meeks promised something … more
While the customary three ringside judges dutifully attended to their posts during Wilson Fight Night on Saturday, their presence proved to be a mere formality in the return of professional boxing to Wilson. As part of the first-ever card for … more
Results from Wilson Fight Night, held Saturday at Bill Ellis Convention Center. Each fighter’s updated record, where available, is in parentheses. CRUISERWEIGHT (200 pounds) — Austin Bryant (3-0), Wilson KO Akeen Brown (0-2), Concord, … more
With a pair of Wilson fighters serving as bookends of a co-main event, Top Catz Boxing will launch its first-ever show, “Wilson Fight Night,” Saturday from Bill Ellis Convention Center with a 10-bout card scheduled. Doors will open at … more
It isn’t the case in every sport where weekend warriors and aspiring up-and-comers have the chance to compete against a legend. Yet that’s exactly what took place Saturday at Westview Lanes as the venerable bowling alley served as an … more
Pablo Velez Jr., the scheduled opponent for Wilson professional boxer Jamar Freeman in the “Wilson Fight Night” card on Feb. 4, cracked a rib during a sparring session and has pulled out of the scheduled middleweight bout. Velez, a … more
Jamar Freeman and Pablo Velez Jr. are no strangers to one another in the boxing world. As sparring partners “back in the days,” as Freeman puts it, each has some degree of familiarity with the style of the other. But on Saturday, … more
Tickets are now on sale for an exciting night of professional boxing, Top Catz Boxing’s “Wilson Fight Night,” featuring Wilson residents Jamar Freeman and Austin Bryant, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Bill Ellis Convention … more
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