Billy Wright, the 50-Year-Old Heavyweight

LAS VEGAS (December 18, 2014) – Last night 50-year old WBC Heavyweight contender, “Bronco” Billy Wright (46-4, 37 KOs) was on hand at the WBC CARES event which took place at the Richard Steele Boxing gym in Las Vegas. Bronco Billy took photos and helped pass out presents to the kids in the boxing program.

“I love the WBC and everything they do for their fighters and the organizations their united with,” said Billy Wright. “Richard Steele is a good friend of mine and he’s doing a wonderful job helping these kids get off the street with his boxing program. The WBC Cares is close to my heart and I’m happy that I was invited to this event. I’m very grateful for everything they’ve done to help me get to where I’m at today. 2015 will be a big year for me.”

Billy Wright is the current WBC LATIN AMERICAN, FECARBOX, and United States (USNBC) Silver titlist. His goal is to become the next WBC heavyweight champion of the world. In January he’s looking to crack the top 15 in the WBC rankings.

WATCH RELATED VIDEOS ON BOXINGCHANNEL.TV

COMMENTS

-stormcentre :

Has anybody at this forum seen this guy fight. Does anybody at this forum that has seen this guy fight, believe that he is going to make his dreams come true? Just asking . . . not hating


-brownsugar :

He looks like the poster boy for a can of Dinty Moore pork n beans. But you can't judge a book by its cover in boxing.. However you can get a pretty good estimation of his abilities by checking the expiration date. Hope he doesn't hurt himself in his quest for a title.


-dino da vinci :

I want to say the last time I saw him fight was about 20 years ago. Remember absolutely nothing other than he was tough.


-stormcentre :

Well, I echo BS' sentiments. "I hope he doesn't hurt himself". Sure, age can be - for some - just a number. But boxing - even just the training that doesn't involve contact that's required to get into match-condition - can be extremely demanding on a 20 or 30 year old body; not to mention one that's 40 or 50. Father time waits for no man, and if Billy is (justifiably; for his age) set in his ways and sleeping in at 5.30am most mornings .. it may just be that he finds out the hard way that his while he was doing that his opponent was doing road work and angrily thinking of how to remove him from his consciousness in ways that do involve sleeping - but not in a bed. Hope I am wrong, as I admire the guy's tenacity to still competitively jump in the ring at 50. Wonder how hard and who he will be matched to. No need to - father time, in good time, will probably tell us that too. :)


-Radam G :

I hope that Holy comes out of retirement and retires him, and then retires again. Hehe! Holla!


-stormcentre :

I hope that Holy comes out of retirement and retires him, and then retires again. Hehe! Holla!
Oh that's just mean.


-Radam G :

Oh that's just mean.
Hehehehe! Holy needs some money. Billy Wright is right for that fight. And maybe they won't beat one another up too much on that night. For the Middle-age championship of the world, they will be aching-bones outta sight. Holla!


-stormcentre :

I once knew a Samoan guy that, for a party trick, and especially if drunk and seriously egged on to do it; would place a coconut on a table up against a (usually brick) wall. From there he would take a few minutes to psyche himself up - usually as everyone was screaming and yelling words and phrases that they thought would motivate him. Then he would punch the coconut and almost always seriously split the thing. Before I knew this guy could do this . . I always thought that even though he was way bigger than me, if push came to shove with him(not that it ever would have as he was really a very gentle, non-aggressive and kind person) my boxing would see me to be the victor. Of course those thoughts soon changed when I asked a friend of mine that was studying medicine whether the human skull is harder than a coconut. From the realization day of the answer to the above question onwards Derek and I became even better friends, as I realized that I probably could never be 100% confident of always being able to stop him from grabbing me (he is huge), sitting on me, and then pounding my head. Turns out that anyone who can open up a coconut with a punch can probably so the same to your skull, and therefore it's best to not get hit by them and ensure they are (and/or remain) your friend. Makes sense doesn't it? Now what has all of this to do with Wright and Holyfield? Well RG, your concept of Holyfield fighting Wright made me think of the coconut - or Wright's head - being split.


-deepwater2 :


->http://youtu.be/dVTnguNg_YQ


-stormcentre :


->http://youtu.be/dVTnguNg_YQ
OK thanks for that D2. I could start off by saying that he needs to stay away from guys that can trace/rake a decent jab on him. But then . . . it's easier and better to look at the positives. Dude clearly wants to fight - no matter whether it;s in a ring or not. And . . you can't bottle that up (I am laughing as I write this). You have to channel it. Bronco Billy appears to have the experience, mentality and durability to get him past Butterbean level heavyweight boxing. Rick Hatton . . . listen up please . . .how bout you feed Billy to Lucas Browne for Brownies first Las Vegas gig? That will tell us how keen Billy (and Lucas) is. I know one thing. It won't go past 7 or 8 rounds. Billy lokos like he would be good for boxing and also reality TV. Dude takes protecting his family seriously. But then who doesn't. What's the consensus D2 (or anyone else)? Is Bronco Billy going to get a credible version of the heavyweight title?


-stormcentre :


->http://youtu.be/dVTnguNg_YQ
OK thanks for that D2. I could start off by saying that he needs to stay away from guys that can trace/rake a decent jab on him. But then . . . it's easier and better to look at the positives. Dude clearly wants to fight - no matter whether it's in a ring or not. And . . you can't bottle that up (I am laughing as I write this). You have to channel it. Bronco Billy appears to have the experience, mentality and durability to get him past Butterbean level heavyweight boxing. Rick Hatton . . . listen up please . . .how bout you feed Billy to Lucas Browne for Brownies first Las Vegas gig? That will tell us how keen Billy (and Lucas) is. I know one thing. It won't go past 7 or 8 rounds. Billy lokos like he would be good for boxing and also reality TV. Dude takes protecting his family seriously. But then who doesn't. What's the consensus D2 (or anyone else)? Is Bronco Billy going to get a credible version of the heavyweight title?


-deepwater2 :

OK thanks for that D2. I could start off by saying that he needs to stay away from guys that can trace/rake a decent jab on him. But then . . . it's easier and better to look at the positives. Dude clearly wants to fight - no matter whether it's in a ring or not. And . . you can't bottle that up (I am laughing as I write this). You have to channel it. Bronco Billy appears to have the experience, mentality and durability to get him past Butterbean level heavyweight boxing. Rick Hatton . . . listen up please . . .how bout you feed Billy to Lucas Browne for Brownies first Las Vegas gig? That will tell us how keen Billy (and Lucas) is. I know one thing. It won't go past 7 or 8 rounds. Billy lokos like he would be good for boxing and also reality TV. Dude takes protecting his family seriously. But then who doesn't. What's the consensus D2 (or anyone else)? Is Bronco Billy going to get a credible version of the heavyweight title?
By all means I doubt Bronco can pull it off but stranger things have happened. I can tell you he is probably more sturdy than any of Wilders previous opponents. I say give him a shot at a contender and lets see what happens.


-Froggy :

By all means I doubt Bronco can pull it off but stranger things have happened. I can tell you he is probably more sturdy than any of Wilders previous opponents. I say give him a shot at a contender and lets see what happens.
Why not ?


-stormcentre :

Yep, let him fight. Guys that tough, even if they do make it into the 8th round with a seasoned pro and find out what it's like to be; depleted of spirit, busted up, unable to see the punches coming, low on championship skills and oxygen, and dare I say it in to Deep(water); usually don't get permanently damaged. I have a feeling - should that happen - Bronco will still have a way to spin it (with or without the cameras rolling) to his social and possibly financial advantage. I love to see him in with Browne. 2 really raw fighters who think they're indestructible just as much as they probably are, in a street sense, really tough.


-stormcentre :

Yep, let him fight. Guys that tough, even if they do make it into the 8th round with a seasoned pro and find out what it's like to be; depleted of spirit, busted up, unable to see the punches coming, low on championship skills and oxygen, and dare I say it in too Deep(water); usually don't get permanently damaged. I have a feeling - should that happen - Bronco will still have a way to spin it (with or without the cameras rolling) to his social and possibly financial advantage. I love to see him in with Browne. 2 really raw fighters who think they're indestructible just as much as they probably are, in a street sense, really tough.