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Winky Wright is an American boxer, the former junior middleweight Champion, and the undisputed light middleweight champion. Due to his defensive, southpaw style and quick jab, he is considered one of the best fighters in the world, a rare boxer who is feared by the competition despite his lack of knockout power.
Winky Wright currently calls St. Petersburg, Florida home. He is an avid fight fan and regularly attends major boxing events. A favorite in the hip hop community, Winky Wright has appeared in music videos for Busta Rhymes' "Touch It Remix", 50 Cent's "Outta Control Remix" (feat. Mobb Deep) and Jamie Foxx's "DJ Play a Love Song" (feat. Twista).
Winky Wright was an underlooked fighter for many years, for a time fighting 20 fights in seven countries across three continents. Winky Wright would later joke that he couldn't pronounce some of the names of the places he was fighting in. After his 2nd round knockout of Carlos Santana on July 30, 1992 in St. Petersburg, Florida, the ring announcer called him "Winky", the name given to him by his grandmother when he was 18 months old. The nickname stuck for the rest of his career. His birth name is Ronald Lamont Wright.
To the surprise of many including Winky Wright, Shane Mosley challenged him to a Junior Middlweight Unification fight on March 13, 2004. Mosley was a celebrated fighter coming off his second win against Oscar de la Hoya, but many felt he was making a mistake in fighting Winky Wright. Winky Wright beat Mosley soundly with his effective jabbing and defense, winning a lopsided unanimous decision, winning the Ring Magazine Jr. middleweight championship of the world and became the division's first undisputed champion in 29 years, and the first man to hold all the IBF, WBA, and WBC Jr. Middlweight titles simultaneously. The rematch took place on November 20, 2004. This fight was much closer, with one judge scoring the bout a draw. However, the other two judges scored 115-113 and gave the majority decision to Winky Wright.
On May 14, 2005, Winky Wright defeated Felix Trinidad by unanimous decision. Trinidad was a fan favorite and a feared power puncher, and many figured he would be able to knock Winky Wright out. Instead, Winky Wright's jab and defense once again prevailed, and he won virtually "shutting out" Trinidad, winning 120-107 and 119-108 on two scorecards, to establish himself as a top contender to challenge for the WBC middleweight championship. Winky Wright's dominance over such a highly regarded opponent has lead to many placing him among the top two pound-for-pound boxers in the world, just behind Floyd Mayweather Jr. Winky Wright's victory sent Trinidad into permanent retirement. Shortly after the Trinidad fight, Winky Wright formed his own promotional boxing firm Winky Wright Promotions.