Ronald (Winky) Wright

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Ronald (Winky) Wright
Class of 2018
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio: [1]

Name: Ronald Wright
Alias: Winky
Birth Name: Ronald Lamont Wright
Born: 1971-11-26
Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 179cm
Reach: 183cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Trainer: Dan Birmingham
Managers: James Prince, Chris Lighty

Amateur Career

1989
USA/American Boxing Federation Florida Championships (Recreation Center, Fort Myers, FL)
January 28-29 139-lb final 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 25-26 139-lb opening round Wright (12-1) lost a split decision to U.S. Marine Champion Jesse Lucero
Florida Golden Gloves Tournament (Melbourne, FL)
March 11-12 139-lb final 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 15-16 139-lb final Wright (15-2 after this bout) won a unanimous decision over Alex Quiroga (Homestead, FL).
U.S. Golden Gloves Championships (Knoxville, TN)
May 10 139-lb opening round Wright won a decision over Mark Romo (Port Orchard, WA).
May 11 139-lb second round Wright won a 3-round decision over Roy T. Caldwell (Cleveland, OH).
May 12 139-lb 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 3-4 139-lb 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 13-14 139-lb final 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 3-4 139-lb final 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 28 139-lb Wright won a 5-0 decision over Jason Tintes of the U.S. Army.
March 2-3 139-lb semi-finals Wright lost a 4-1 decision to Stevie Johnston (Denver, CO).

Wright won two lopsided decisions to advance to the semi-finals.

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

Career Notes

Ronald (Winky) Wright vs. Felix Trinidad

Minor & Regional Titles

  • NABF Super Welterweight Title (1995-1996, 2000)
  • USBA Junior Middleweight Title (2000)


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