founder and developer of Ze’Box™ Aerobic Boxing, has enjoyed an exciting and successful career in the field of boxing.
In 1973, Wilson began his boxing career at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC where he was trained by McCalley Washburn and the All-Marine Boxing Champion Sgt. David Robinson. Upon graduating from Beaufort High School in 1976 and relocating to Philadelphia, PA, he trained under the tutelage of George Benton and former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
Mr. Wilson used his boxing skills to earn many honors during his amateur career. In November of 1975, he fought David Thompson in Hilton Head, SC for the South Carolina State Championship, and won the State Championship by unanimous decision.
His amateur career qualified him to compete in the USA/AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Heavyweight Boxoff held in June of 1977. He won the Heavyweight Elimination held in the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
As his experience in the sport grew, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and became a member of the Marine Corps Boxing Team. In July 1979 he competed successfully in the Marine Base Championship at Camp Pendleton, CA.
After serving four years in the US Marine Corps, he was honorably discharged in 1982 and became chief sparring partner for then-current world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes.
His career continued to advance, and in addition to fighting on a professional level he also trained, managed, and promoted both amateur and professional prizefighters.
Wilson developed his aerobic boxing program to answer the basic fitness needs of people of all ages and physical conditions. Ze’Box™ has enjoyed continued success, and Wilson plans to popularize his program through expansion of his Big Zeke’s Fitness centers and through the release of his Ze’Box™ fitness video series.
Wilson also enjoys weight training and various sports and physical activities. He currently holds the following records in the Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift events:
USA AAU Powerlifting Masters SuperHeavyweight Raw Division World record,
USA AAU Powerlifting Masters SuperHeavyweight Raw Division American record,
and PA State AAU Powerlifting Masters SuperHeavyweight Raw Division record.
Zeke currently serves as the USA AAU Pennsylvania Powerlifting Chairman.