On Thursday, Dec 4, 2008 at the Snoqualmie Casino in Seattle, Ronald Winky Wright will be facing Michi Munoz at 165 pounds. Returning to the ring after losing a 12 round decision to Bernard Hopkins on July 27, 2007 in a PPV event at 171 pounds. His fight on Dec 4, will be televised on the cable network Versus and is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Ronald Winky Wright 51 Wins (25KO) 4 Loss 1 Draw is a former junior middleweight champion that has been chasing big name opponents for most of his career. Winky Wright and trainer Dan Birmingham began their journey 18 years ago, and most of their career was fought overseas were Winky made a big name for himself.
The decision to do his own promoting and having his trainer double as his manager left Winky Wright with a though time getting the big name fights in the Untied States. Dan Birmingham believed that hard work and a string of wins would speak for itself and the championship bouts would come. Dan had the boxer that was ready to take that route. What they didn't expect was that it would be hard to get a top opponent to take a fight against Winky Wright.
It wasn't because of overwhelming power, and unmatchable speed it was simply because he is consistent. Ronald Winky Wright has been called a technician by many because he goes into a fight and performs. He throws his jab, follows through with combinations and has tremendous defense never once backing down.
Winky did finally get some big name fights against fighters like Sugar Shane Mosley in which he came out victorious twice. Winky dominated Felix Trinidad in a 12 round decision, and challenged Jermaine Taylor for the middleweight title that ended in a draw. After the Taylor fight Ronald Wright moved up to fight Bernard Hopkins at 171 pounds and suffered a defeat by decision.
While promoting the Wright vs. Hopkins fight he signed a co-partnership with Golden Boy promotions in hope that it would lead to bigger fights and bigger paydays. Unfortunately he is the only top rank fighter from Golden Boy fighting on cable television at this point in his career. De La Hoya has his big PPV fight on Dec 6, Hopkins faced Kelly earlier this month, and Mosley is training to fight Antonio Margarito in Jan. for the title.
So with Golden Boy productions disregarding Winky Wrights achievements and skill he is once again taking the back seat and trying to make something out of it. Winky's opponent Michi Munoz 20 Wins (13KO) 1 Loss 2 NC is coming of a KO loss against Vanes Martirosyan.
Winky stated, that he is looking at this fight as a chance to shake off ring rust. He wants to fight at a 160 pounds in his next fight hopefully challenging for a title against Arthur Abraham or Kelly Pavlick. Even against a top opponent in a number one contender spot, but he did make sure to state it would be on HBO or PPV.