LAS VEGAS (November 19, 2014) – Looking to make history, 49-year old heavyweight contender “Bronco” Billy Wright (45-4, 36 KOs) has his mind set on becoming the oldest heavyweight champion to ever to win a world title. Currently rated #18 by the WBC, Wright holds the LATIN AMERICAN, FECARBOX titles, and United States (USNBC) Silver title.
This Saturday November 22, 2014, Wright travels to Bolivia to face Juan Carlos Flores-Choque (14-3, 13 KOs) in a 12-round bout in which his WBC titles will be on the line. Just shy of his 50th birthday, Wright feels confident he'll be able to accomplish his goal of one day becoming heavyweight champion of the world, breaking George Foreman's record as the oldest man to win the prized crown.
“Over the years my team and I have learned a lot about this game,” said Billy Wright. “Together we've come a long way to get to this point in my career. I remember sparring with George Foreman before his fight with Michael Moore and thinking to myself how incredible it was for him to be fighting in his forty's. Now here I am just days before my 50th birthday still fighting in 12-round bouts. I really believe if I can put together a few more wins, I can become the oldest heavyweight to win a world title.”
With twelve consecutive knockouts in a row, Wright is currently riding a 16-fight winning streak that spans from 1999 till now. In his last fight which took place on September 9, 2014, Bronco Billy defeated Julio Cuellar Cabrera (7-3, 6 KOs) by way of 1st round knockout. His upcoming bout with Flores-Choque will be his fourth bout of 2014. Wright speaks on the incredible year he's having.
“2014 has been remarkable for all of us that make up Team Billy,” Wright continued. “I feel very strong at the tender age of 49 and while I'm beating guys almost half my age, I still feel young. I celebrate my 50th birthday on December 10th and if I win this Saturday, I'll be fighting again before the year is done. To win a heavyweight fight at 50 years old would be an accomplishment my team and I would enjoy very much, but my ultimate goal is to win the championship of the world. I know it sounds unbelievable, but I believe in myself and the team I put around me. Together we are going to do everything in our power to make it a reality.”