Howard rocks Wilson in cruiserweight showdown

The South Philadelphia resident was knocked out for just the second time in his career

The Times

Source: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Brian Howard relocated to Philadelphia last year to re-energize his boxing career. He did just that during the recent Xcite Fight Night 3, electrifying the crowd at Parx Casino’s Xcite Center with a stunning knockout of the usually durable Garrett Wilson.

Howard dropped Wilson with a thunderous right hand early in the first round as the two cruiserweights came out slugging. Wilson beat the referee’s count, and though wobbly, seemed as if he would make it to the bell before Howard put him down again 2 minutes, 31 seconds into the first. This time the referee immediately called a stop.

Howard, now living in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, improved to 14–2 with 11 knockouts. Originally from Florida, the 38-year-old had been fighting out of Georgia.

Wilson (18–16–1, 9 KOs), fighting out of South Philadelphia, was knocked out for just the second time in his career.