Ronald (Winky) Wright

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Winky Wright

Name: Ronald Wright
Alias: Winky
Birth Name: Ronald Lamont Wright
Born: 1971-11-26
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 10½″   /   179cm
Reach: 72″   /   183cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Dan Birmingham
Manager: James Prince and Chris Lightly (current)


  • WBO Junior Middleweight Champion (1996-98)
  • IBF Junior Middleweight Champion (2001-04) (Wright was stipped of his title)
  • WBC and WBA Junior Middleweight Champion (2004-present)


Amateur career
1989
USA/American Boxing Federation Florida Championships (Recreation Center, Fort Myers, FL)
January 28-29 139lb finals Wright (13-1) won a unanimous decision over William McDermid (Orlando, FL)

Wright also defeated 3 other boxers on the way to the final.

Wright was named Outstanding Boxer of the tournament.
USA/American Boxing Federation Region III Championships (Macon, GA)
February 25-26 139lb opening round Wright (12-1) lost a split decision to U.S. Marine champion Jesse Lucero
Florida Golden Gloves tournament (Melbourne, FL)
March 11-12 139lb finals Wright won a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Porter (Jacksonville, FL).
Wright also defeated 3 other boxers on the way to the final.
Southeastern Golden Gloves tournament (Miami, FL)
April 15-16 139lb finals Wright (15-2 after this bout) won a unanimous decision over Alex Quiroga (Homestead, FL).
U.S. Golden Gloves championships (Knoxville, TN)
May 10 139lb opening round Wright won a decision over Mark Romo (Port Orchard, WA).
May 11 139lb second round Wright won a 3-round decision over Roy T. Caldwell (Cleveland, OH).
May 12 139lb semi-final Wright lost a decision to Terron Millett (St. Louis, MO).
Sunshine State Games middle-region boxing tournament (Gibbs High School gym, St. Petersburg, FL)
June 3-4 139lb Wright won a unanimous decision over Otis Glen (Treasure Coast Boxing Club, Fort Pierce, FL).
1990
U.S.A./American Boxing Federation state championships (Manatee Civic Center, Palmetto, FL)
January 13-14 139lb finals Wright won a decision over Emmanuel Porter (Jacksonville Police Athletic League, Jacksonville, FL).
Wright won this tournament for the third straight year.
U.S.A./American Boxing Federation Region III Championships (Fort Bragg, NC)
February 3-4 139lb finals Wright defeated Jacob Jefferson (Fort Bragg, CA).
Wright won the regional title for the 1st time.
American Boxing Federation national championships (Colorado Springs, CO)
February 28 139lb Wright won a 5-0 decision over Jason Tintes of the U.S. Army.
March 2-3 139lb semi-finals Wright lost a 4-1 decision to Steve Johnson (Denver, CO).

Wright won two lopsided decisions to advance to semi-final.

Wright won bronze medal and was ranked the 3rd nationally after this tournament.
USA-Scotland Amateur dual tournament (Dundee, Scotland)
April 2 139lb Wright won a 3-round unanimous decision over Jim Pender (Scotland).
U.S. Olympic Festival (Minneapolis, MN)
July 21-?? 139lb Wright won gold medal.
 
Final amateur record: 52-4


Preceded by:
Bronco McKart
WBO Light Middleweight Champion
17 May 1996 – 22 August 1998
Succeeded by:
Harry Simon
Preceded by:
Felix Trinidad
Vacated
IBF Light Middleweight Champion
12 Oct 2001– 5 Jun 2004
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Verno Phillips
Preceded by:
Shane Mosley
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
13 March 2004 – May 2005
Vacated title
Succeeded by:
Alejandro Garcia
Preceded by:
Shane Mosley
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
13 Mar 2004 – May 2005
Vacated title
Succeeded by:
Javier Castillejo