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Winky Wright

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Date of Birth November 26, 1971
Age 50 years, 2 months, 6 days
Place of Birth Washington
Country United States
Profession Boxer
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Winky Wright net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2020-21! In this article, we will discover how old is Winky Wright? Who is Winky Wright dating now & how much money does Winky Wright have?

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SpouseSayquana Barney
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Winky Wright Biography

Winky Wright is a famous Boxer, who was born on November 26, 1971 in United States. World champion light middlewieght boxer. He compiled a career record of 51-25-6. According to Astrologers, Winky Wright's zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Ronald Lamont “Winky” Wright (born November 26, 1971) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1990 to 2012. He is a two-time light middleweight world champion and remains the last to hold the undisputed title at that weight. In his later career he also challenged for a unified middleweight world title. He announced his retirement from boxing in 2012, following a loss to Peter Quillin.

He married Sayquana Barney in 2009.

After his second-round knockout of Carlos Santana on July 30, 1992, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the ring announcer called him “Winky” Wright, the name given to him by his grandmother when he was 6 months old and that had unofficially stuck with him since he was 18 months old. The nickname stuck with him for the rest of his career following his win over Santana.

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Big time promoters like Don King and Lou Duva would not promote Wright in the early part of his career. His first big time promoters were the French-based Acaries brothers, who struck a deal for Wright to fight Darryl Lattimore in Luxembourg on January 1, 1993. Wright knocked Lattimore down three times, and the fight was stopped. Wright went on a tear during his tour of Europe, winning 8 straight in France, Germany, Monte Carlo, only fighting in the United States once over the next year.

Winky Wright Net Worth

Winky Wright is one of the richest Boxer & listed on most popular Boxer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Winky Wright net worth is approximately $8 Million.

Winky Wright Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$8 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeBoxer
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HouseLiving in own house.

He first turned professional in 1990 after winning 65 of his 72 amateur fights.

Big time promoters like Don King and Lou Duva would not promote Wright in the early part of his career. His first big time promoters were the French-based Acaries brothers, who struck a deal for Wright to fight Darryl Lattimore in Luxembourg on January 1, 1993. Wright knocked Lattimore down three times, and the fight was stopped. Wright went on a tear during his tour of Europe, winning 8 straight in France, Germany, Monte Carlo, only fighting in the United States once over the next year.

On August 21, 1994, Wright received his first title match against WBA light-middleweight champion Julio César Vásquez in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France. Although he was 25–0 at the time, Wright had not fought in a match that had gone more than 8 rounds. His inexperience showed as Winky lost a unanimous decision, with Vasquez knocking down Wright in the second, seventh and ninth rounds, as well as twice in the twelfth round (Wright also officially slipped 3 times during the fight and 4 times unofficially). However, the decision proved controversial, as Vasquez only won the fight on the knockdowns he scored (with Wright appearing to win every round (except the third round, which appeared to be even) that Vasquez didn’t knock him down in) and that the knockdown (which was the first knockdown) in the second round was a controversial variation of a slip (the one unofficial slip in the fight), which would mean that if it wasn’t controversially ruled a knockdown, Wright would’ve narrowly won the fight on the scorecards (on a one-point margin): 112–111. Vasquez however, won on the three official cards: 115–110, 114–110, and 113–110; meaning Vasquez would have won regardless of whether the second round knockdown was scored a slip or not. Wright would have had to have several of the knockdowns reversed to have gotten a legitimate decision victory.

Winky Wright Height

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Winky Wright Height & Body Stats
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Pound 4 Pound is the name of his independent record label company.

However though on February 4, 1995, Wright would bounce back in his typical fashion, defeating Tony Marshall by unanimous decision to win the vacant NABF light-middleweight title.

Who is Winky Wright dating?

According to our records, Winky Wright married to Sayquana Barney. As of December 2021, Winky Wright’s is not dating anyone.

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Félix Trinidad’s jump to the middleweight division left the IBF light-middleweight title vacant. Wright scored a unanimous decision over Robert Frazier on October 12, 2001 to win the vacant title. In his first defense on February 2, 2002, Wright stopped Jason Papillion in the fifth round. He took a third fight against Bronco McKart, which ended in controversy as the referee disqualified McKart for repeated low blows in the 8th round.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Boxer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Winky Wright celebrates birthday on November 26 of every year.

He stopped working with the Acaries brothers in 1999, stating that he was tired of all the travelling. He went on to knock out Derrick Graham in the third round in Miami, Florida. Wright then challenged IBF light-middleweight champion Fernando Vargas. Although some ringside fans and members of the media felt that Wright had won the fight, Vargas ended up winning a controversial majority decision. Harold Lederman (a ringside boxing broadcaster for HBO whose job is to unofficially score fights) scored the bout 115–113, for Wright.

For Wright’s next fight, Oscar De La Hoya offered to fight him. However, because of the lack of money The Golden Boy was willing to give Wright for the fight, the deal fell through and Oscar fought Luis Ramon Campas for the WBA/WBC titles. Wright went on to debut on National Television Las Vegas against Juan Carlos Candelo on March 1, 2003 in a title defense, winning a unanimous decision. He followed that up with another blowout victory over Angel Hernandez 8 months later.

The rematch took place on November 20, 2004. This fight was much closer because Winky deliberately gave away some of the rounds and even dropped his hands in one round, in order to show that Mosley couldn’t hurt him. Two judges scored 115–113 for Wright and one judge scored the bout a draw. Wright was awarded the majority decision, which despite Wright blatantly giving away a few of the rounds, was still a decisive victory in his favour. Soon after, Wright would vacate his titles to move up to the middleweight division to challenge Félix Trinidad.

To the surprise of many, including Wright, Shane Mosley challenged Winky to a light-middleweight unification title fight on March 13, 2004. Mosley was a celebrated fighter coming off his second win against Oscar De La Hoya and was looking for a tune-up fight to prepare for a super fight with Félix Trinidad. Shane had stated that he wanted to fight the winner of the fight between Wright and Angel Hernandez. Wright, being the winner, earned a fight with Shane Mosley. Wright was a 4 to 1 underdog against Mosley. During the fight, Wright pressed his will early on and discouraged Mosley with his size, effective jabbing and defense. Winky won a lopsided unanimous decision, unifying his IBF title with Mosley’s Lineal/The Ring/WBC/WBA titles, to become undisputed light middleweight champion.

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