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Ronald Lamont "Winky" Wright (born November 26, 1971) is an American former boxer. During his professional career he was recognized as the undisputed champion at light-middleweight, and fought many notable world champions including Shane Mosley, FA(C)lix Trinidad, Jermain Taylor, Ike Quartey, Fernando Vargas, Bernard Hopkins and Paul Williams. Wright announced his retirement from boxing on June 4, 2012, following a loss to Peter Quillin.

After an amateur career that saw him accumulate an amateur record of 65-7 (even though most sources say 52-5 because they couldn't confirm the exact number of amateur fights that Wright had)[citation needed] he turned professional in 1990.
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.
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 CA(C)sar VA?squez in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France. Although he was 25a??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

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The Parade of Champions is set for Sunday, June 10. Boxers to be inducted that day include Vitali Klitschko, Erik Morales, Winky Wright and Sid Terris. Ring announcer Johnny Addie, promoters ...
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