Oliver Wright

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Name: Oliver Wright
Birth Name: Oliver Dinsdale Wright
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Birthplace: Manchester Parish, Jamaica
Died: 2018-12-28 (Age:71)
Height: 187cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record


  • Was a member of his country's national boxing team.
  • Participated in both Mexico City (1968) and Münich (1972) Olympics. Wright lost his opening Olympic bout both times.
  • Won Central American & Caribbean Games gold medal in 1971 games, stopping Orester Pedrosa of Cuba in the finals.
  • 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.
  • Gave world rated heavyweight Oscar Natalio Bonavena a hard fight.

Olympic results

1968(as a middleweight)

1972 (as a Light heavyweight)