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Winky Wright Record

Total Fights58
Title Wins5
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins25
KO Losses0
Winky Wright Record & Stats
Winky Wright's Record
Winky Wright's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Winky Wright's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 21 years and seven months, Winky Wright fought 58 times with 51 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw.

      Wright retired from professional boxing with a record of 51-6-1, which included five super-welterweight world-title wins and nine successful title defense fights. He had a 43.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 25 of his total 58 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Wright never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Peter Quillin on June 2, 2012.

      Some of Wright's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Félix Trinidad and Shane Mosley), Jason Papillion, Adrian Dodson, Sam Soliman, and Ike Quartey.

      58Jun 2, 201240Peter QuillinLossUD
      57Apr 11, 200937Paul WilliamsLossUD
      56Jul 21, 200735Bernard HopkinsLoss *UD
      55Dec 2, 200635Ike QuarteyWinUD
      54Jun 17, 200634Jermain TaylorDraw *SD
      53Dec 10, 200534Sam SolimanWinUD
      52May 14, 200533Félix TrinidadWinUD
      51Nov 20, 200432Shane MosleyWin *MD
      50Mar 13, 200432Shane MosleyWin *UD
      49Nov 8, 200331Angel HernandezWin *UD
      48Mar 1, 200331Juan Carlos CandeloWin *UD
      47Sep 7, 200230Bronco McKartWin *DQ
      46Feb 2, 200230Jason PapillionWin *TKO5
      45Oct 12, 200129Robert FrazierWin *UD
      44Dec 16, 200029Keith MullingsWinUD
      43Sep 9, 200028Bronco McKartWinUD
      42Dec 4, 199928Fernando VargasLoss *MD
      41Mar 27, 199927Derrick GrahamWinKO3
      40Aug 22, 199826Harry SimonLoss *MD
      39Dec 19, 199726Adrian DodsonWin *TKO6
      38May 3, 199725Steve FosterWin *TKO6
      37Nov 9, 199624Ensley BinghamWin *UD
      36May 17, 199624Bronco McKartWin *SD
      35Mar 5, 199624Andrew CouncilWinUD
      34Jan 6, 199624Jean Paul D'AlessandroWinUD
      33Oct 23, 199523Young Dick TigerWinTKO9
      32Aug 23, 199523Anthony IvoryWinUD
      31Jul 25, 199523Larry LaCoursiereWinTKO1
      30Apr 11, 199523Leon CessironWinPTS
      29Apr 1, 199523Anthony IvoryWinPTS
      28Feb 4, 199523Tony MarshallWinUD
      27Nov 11, 199422Ernesto Rafael SenaWinRTD2
      26Aug 21, 199422Julio César VásquezLoss *UD
      25Jun 4, 199422Orlando OrozcoWinTKO1
      24Mar 19, 199422Armando HerreraWinKO1
      23Dec 4, 199322Tony McCrimmionWinTKO5
      22Oct 16, 199321Gilberto BarretoWinTKO2
      21Aug 21, 199321Leon RouseWinKO1
      20May 28, 199321James StokesWinKO1
      19Mar 20, 199321Eric HollandWinUD
      18Jan 31, 199321Roland CommingsWinUD
      17Jan 2, 199321Darryl LattimoreWinTKO1
      16Jul 30, 199220Carlos SantanaWinTKO2
      15May 28, 199220Delfino MarinWinTKO1
      14Mar 27, 199220Mike HowardWinTKO4
      13Feb 28, 199220Persephone Van ReenenWinTKO3
      12Dec 13, 199120Lennell StrohmanWinUD
      11Nov 15, 199119Gary McCallWinRTD1
      10Oct 18, 199119Glenn MajorWinTKO2
      9Sep 17, 199119Jeff JohnsonWinUD
      8Aug 30, 199119Edison MartinezWinTKO1
      7Aug 13, 199119Rocky FabrizioWinUD
      6Jul 26, 199119Lorenzo BouieWinUD
      5Mar 29, 199119Glenn MajorWinRTD3
      4Jan 25, 199119Stedroy BolusWinTKO3
      3Dec 14, 199019Tony GrahamWinTKO2
      2Nov 28, 199019Christopher ConradWinTKO1
      1Oct 16, 199018Anthony SalernoWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ronald Wright (Winky) is a 52-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Washington, D.C., U.S. on November 26, 1971. He is a former super-welterweight world champion. Wright was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2018. His professional boxing career spanned more than 21 years — from 1990 to 2012.

      Wright made his professional boxing debut against Anthony Salerno at the age of 18 on October 16, 1990, defeating Salerno via 4 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 24 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 18 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on August 21, 1994 after 25 professional fights, against Julio César Vásquez for the WBA title. He lost to Vásquez via 12 round unanimous decision.

      Winky Wright was a one-time unified super-welterweight world champion, and has won five world titles at super-welterweight. For all the details about Wright's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Wright had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against fellow American boxer Peter Quillin on June 2, 2012. Wright lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision. It's been 12 years and 19 days since this fight.


      Wright had a total of 16 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and nine successful title defenses. He won 11 of these fights, lost four, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Winky Wright fought for super-welterweight world titles in seven fights and won three of these fights. In total, he won five super-welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 13, 2004^Shane MosleySuper-welterweightWBA (Super), WBC, The RingUD
      Oct 12, 2001Robert FrazierSuper-welterweightIBF*UD
      May 17, 1996Bronco McKartSuper-welterweightWBOSD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Winky Wright had 10 super-welterweight world-title defense fights. He won nine of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 20, 2004Shane MosleySuper-welterweightWBA (Super), WBC, The RingMD
      Mar 13, 2004^Shane MosleySuper-welterweightIBFUD
      Nov 8, 2003Angel HernandezSuper-welterweightIBFUD
      Mar 1, 2003Juan Carlos CandeloSuper-welterweightIBFUD
      Sep 7, 2002Bronco McKartSuper-welterweightIBFDQ
      Feb 2, 2002Jason PapillionSuper-welterweightIBFTKO
      Dec 19, 1997Adrian DodsonSuper-welterweightWBOTKO
      May 3, 1997Steve FosterSuper-welterweightWBOTKO
      Nov 9, 1996Ensley BinghamSuper-welterweightWBOUD
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Winky Wright lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Aug 22, 1998Harry SimonSuper-welterweightWBOMD


      Wright fought a total of 58 times during his professional career, which includes 16 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He was among the top boxers of his generation and put on some very good performances in these fights. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 21, 1994: In his first world-title fight, Winky Wright loses to Julio César Vásquez via 12 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA super-welterweight title.

      • May 17, 1996: Wright wins the WBO super-welterweight title from Bronco McKart, by beating McKart via 12 round split decision.

      • March 13, 2004: Wright becomes a unified super-welterweight world champion by beating Shane Mosley via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the IBF, WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-welterweight world-champion belts.

      • November 20, 2004: Wright successfully defends the WBA (Super), WBC, and The Ring super-welterweight titles against Shane Mosley, winning the fight via 12 round majority decision.

      • May 14, 2005: Winky Wright beats Félix Trinidad via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • December 2, 2006: Winky Wright beats Ike Quartey via 12th round unanimous decision.


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