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Wilson ups record to 14-0 with decision

Cruiserweight Mike Wilson of Central Point kept his unbeaten record intact on Saturday, taking a six-round unanimous decision win over Mike Bissett in Rogue Valley Rumble 4 at the Jackson County Expo.

Wilson (14-0, 7 KOs) overcame an early assault from the experienced fighter from St. Petersburg, Fla., to win every round on all three judges’ scorecards.

Bissett (10-9, 7 KOs) pressed the action early, and Wilson responded with hard left hooks and right hands down the middle.

Wilson used his jab more often in the second round. A cut over Bissett’s left eye opened up in the fourth round.

Wilson was in control of the fight by the fifth round, using his lateral movement to keep Bissett at bay and peppering him from a distance with vicious shots to the head and body.

A thunderous right to the chin dropped Bissett in the sixth round and had him in serious trouble. Wilson tried to finish him off after the mandatory count, hurting him again with a left hook to the mid-section. Bissett, though, weathered the onslaught.

All three judges scored the fight for Wilson with scores of 60-53.

“I knew he was going to be tough,” said Wilson. “Those type of fighters are dangerous. He’s 10-8, a seasoned amateur, knows what he’s doing in there and those are the guys that are really dangerous because they have everything to gain and nothing to lose. So you have to fight smart. I felt like my jab was key right off the bat. I got comfortable behind my jab and i just tried to make him come to me. I just took my time and let things come to me.”

Wilson, who fought twice last year, added his second win in five months and plans on fighting again soon.

In other fights, Marcelo Gallardo (7-3-2, 3 KOs) won by unanimous decision over Juan Jaramillo (10-13-2, 3 KOs); super middleweight Cameron Sevilla-Rivera (7-3-1, 5 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Medford's Rafael Valencia (3-3, 2 KOs); junior welterweight Ricardo Maldonado (6-5) won a unanimous decision over Will Hughes (5-4, 3 KOs); cruiserweight Blake McKernan (2-0, 1 KO) claimed a unanimous decision over Justin Milani (1-2); Patrick Ferguson (2-0, 2 KOs) stopped DJ Dorsey (0-2) in the second round.