Paul Wright

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Name: Paul Wright
Alias: Fly
Hometown: Flint, Michigan, USA
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA
Died: 2008-10-17 (Age:76)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 185cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

According to his profile in The Ring, May 1959, Paul Wright lost but a dozen of 138 amateur fights, winning 42 by kayo. In 1954 he won the National and International Golden Gloves middleweight titles. In 1955-56, he won the National AAU title.

Wright became a machine operator after graduating high school. Later he joined the Air Force (hence the nickname "Fly") and served four years and three months, part of the time in French Morocco where he displayed his ring skills in boxing shows. He turned pro under the guidance of Cus D'Amato in March 1957.

View: US Golden Gloves vs. Europe 1931-1954


Preceded by:
Bill Tate
Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Middleweight Champion

1954
Succeeded by:
Jesse Bowdry
Preceded by:
Bill Tate
Intercity Golden Gloves
Middleweight Champion

1954
Succeeded by:
Rudolph Corney
Preceded by:
Don McCray
National AAU Middleweight Champion
1955-1956
Succeeded by:
Alex Ford