Winky Wright finally finds someone to fight
Winky Wright, the southpaw who is too good for his own â€“ or apparently anyone elseâ€™s â€“ good, has finally found someone able and willing to step in the ring with him to do battle.
After being stiff-armed by Jermain Taylorâ€™s promoter Lou DiBella, who is opting for an easy payday (underweight Kassim Ouma) for his marquee fighter after his last three disputed defenses, and told by Joe Calzaghe that itâ€™s not yet time for the two of them to meet (take two aspirin and call us in â€™07), Wright has signed to meet Ike â€œBazookaâ€? Quartey at the St. Pete Times Forum on December 2
Quartey â€œlostâ€? his last bout to Vernon Forrest at the MSG Theater on August 5 in another example of wildly imprecise judging, but now has an opportunity to redeem himself, as though redemption were even necessary, against the Winkster.
Wright hasnâ€™t fought in Florida in four years, so the bout against Quartey will be a homecoming of sorts. "Finally,â€? Winky told the St. Pete Times, â€œI get to come home."
Fight fans in Florida not completely snookered by slugging for sluggingâ€™s sake should greet the great Winky Wright with open arms... Read more at the BLOG