Oliver Wright

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Name: Oliver Wright
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6′ 1½″   /   187cm
Boxing Record: click


  • Born in 1948.
  • Was a member of his country's national boxing team.
  • Had an amateur boxing record of 115-12.
  • Turned professional at 25.
  • In his 6th professional fight lost a close 10 round decision to former WBA World Lightheavyweight Champion Vicente Paul Rondon.
  • Won the vacant Florida Heavyweight Championship with an upset knockout over Jimmy Summerville.
  • Defeated Muhammad Ali's long-time sparring partner Levi Forte in 1973 by 10 round decision.
  • Over-matched early in his career.
  • Gave world rated heavyweight Oscar Natalio Bonavena a hard fight.