Winky Wright Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Winky Wright is a star as a Former Professional Boxer, Businessman, Owner of “Winky Promotions”. Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA on the November 26, 1971 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 5′ 10½” (1.79 m), Winky Wright has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field Lineal/The Ring/WBC/WBA titles, NABF light-middleweight title (1995), IBF light-middleweight title (2001, 2002), NABF, USBA light middleweight titles (2000), WBO light middleweight title (1996), Light middleweight world champion (twice). Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life Winky Wright has attended unknown. unknown Sayquana Barney (m. 2009) unknown are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $8 Million.

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To begin with, Wright began boxing in 1987. During his amateur career in the welterweight division, he had a record of 52 wins with only four defeats. In 1989, he won the Championship of Florida, the Florida Golden Gloves, the Southeastern Golden Gloves and the Sunshine State Games. At the National Golden Gloves, the most prestigious amateur boxing tournament in the USA, he only lost in the semi-finals and thus won the bronze medal. In 1990, he won among others the USA Olympic Festival in Minneapolis, and the bronze medal at the USA Championships.

He began his professional career in the autumn of 1990, and won 25 consecutive fights, including 18 by knockout. He was quickly recognized by journalists as talented, and was characterized as having good boxing technique. In 1994, he was in Saint-Jean-de-Luz fighting for the world title of the WBA in the light middleweight against the reigning world champion, Julio César Vásquez (50-1), he clearly lost on points after 12 rounds. Then, he won nine more fights consecutively, including against Larry Lacoursière (19-3) and Andrew Council (25-3). In 1996, he won the NABF and then WBO world titles at light middleweight, but lost the WBO belt to Harry Simon (16-0). After a following win over Bronco McKart (42-2) and another win against Keith Mullings, he fought for the IBF title, defeating Robert Frazier (23-4) by unanimous decision, reaching the peak of his career.

In 2004, Wright fought the champion of the WBA and WBC, Shane Mosley (39-2), Wright winning the fight by unanimous decision, and was recognized as #1 in the light-middleweight division by Ring Magazine. During the rematch Wright again won on points, then after this fight, he rose to the middleweight division. In 2005, he defeated Félix Trinidad (42-1) by unanimous decision, whereupon he announced his retirement from boxing, however, he actually continued his career and fought against WBO / WBC champion Jermain Taylor (25-0) for the world title, with the fight being a draw but Taylor retained his title. At the end of 2006, he managed to achieve a last significant victory, defeating Ike Quartey (37-3) by unanimous decision.

In the summer of 2007, he suffered defeat against Bernard Hopkins (47-4) after which he was out of the ring for over one and a half years. In the spring of 2009, he lost against Paul Williams (36-1), and for a last fight, he returned on the 2nd June, 2012, but lost against undefeated Peter Quillin (26-0) on points.

Afterwards, the boxer announced his retirement from the professional sport.

Finally, in the personal life of the former boxer, he has been married to Sayquana Barney since 2009. He now busies himself owning Winky Promotions, a promotion company, and occasionally appearing in music videos.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Winky Wright
  • Net Worth: $8 Million
  • Date Of Birth: November 26, 1971
  • Place Of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Height: 5′ 10½” (1.79 m)
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Profession: Former Professional Boxer, Businessman, Owner of “Winky Promotions”
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Sayquana Barney (m. 2009)
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealWinkyWright
  • IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm1886467
  • Awards: NABF light middleweight champion (1996, 2001), Lineal light middleweight champion (2005),USBA light middleweight champion (2001), WBA light middleweight champion, Super title (2005)
  • Record Labels: Pound 4 Pound Records
  • Nominations: Lineal/The Ring/WBC/WBA titles, NABF light-middleweight title (1995), IBF light-middleweight title (2001, 2002), NABF, USBA light middleweight titles (2000), WBO light middleweight title (1996), Light middleweight world champion (twice)
  • Movies: “The Jury” (2004), “State Property 2” (2005), “Loren Cass” (2006), “Lineal/The Ring” (2006)

Quotes

  • I’m the type of fighter that wants to fight for the people. I just want to fight, and when it’s over, people will say that he fought and beat the best and should be considered one of the best.

Facts

  • Grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
Loren Cass 2006 Voice 1
State Property 2 2005 Winky Wright
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
FightZone Presents 2007-2008 TV Series special thanks – 2 episodes
Self
Title Year Status Character
Knockout 2014 TV Series Himself (2014)
2009 World Series of Poker 2009 TV Series Himself
HBO Hopkins vs. Wright Coming to Fight 2007 TV Movie Himself
WWE Raw 2005 TV Series Himself – Audience Member
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
The Jury 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2001 TV Series Himself

Pictures

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