1942-09-25 Chalky Wright w pts 15 Lulu Costantino, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY
1942-09-25 Chalky Wright w pts 15 Lulu Costantino, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Billy Cavanagh. Pacing himself brilliantly, Wright (125¼) fairly sauntered through the 15 rounds to land the win, the only surprise being that it was by a split decision after the referee had voted for Costantino (125). According to one scribe, the challenger could only have won five rounds at best and one of those, the 13th, would have come by way of a foul as he back-pedalled all night, while merely flicking out the left. In not wasting a blow, Wright continuously tracked the youngster, hitting him with left hooks to the midriff and the occasional right-hand smash to the jaw as he rolled on towards his next challenger.
Wright’s next defence would be against the unbeaten Willie Pep, who was on 54 straight with victories over Davey Crawford, Willie Roache, Johnny Compo, Spider Armstrong, Joey Archibald (2) and Bobby Poison Ivy under his belt.