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March 12, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Maybe it was the awkward style, which can make an opposing fighter look foolish. Maybe it was the southpaw stance, which can make an opposing fighter look confused. Maybe it was the decision to forsake a shot at Olympic glory to sign with a small-time promoter with limited vision. Maybe it was the six years spent wandering the globe, fighting in seven countries on three continents, far removed from the U.S. spotlight. Maybe it was none of these. Maybe it was just the name: Winky.
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March 13, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Even here, where huge sums of money ride on a roll of the dice, a shuffle of the deck, a $10-million gamble raises some eyebrows. Especially when it is taken by a high-stakes player such as Shane Mosley. Mosley's $10-million pot will be on the line tonight, not at the gaming tables, but in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, where he will fight Winky Wright for the undisputed 154-pound title. Mosley is the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn.
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March 13, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Even here, where huge sums of money ride on a roll of the dice, a shuffle of the deck, a $10-million gamble raises some eyebrows. Especially when it is taken by a high-stakes player such as Shane Mosley. Mosley's $10-million pot will be on the line tonight, not at the gaming tables, but in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, where he will fight Winky Wright for the undisputed 154-pound title. Mosley is the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn.
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March 12, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Maybe it was the awkward style, which can make an opposing fighter look foolish. Maybe it was the southpaw stance, which can make an opposing fighter look confused. Maybe it was the decision to forsake a shot at Olympic glory to sign with a small-time promoter with limited vision. Maybe it was the six years spent wandering the globe, fighting in seven countries on three continents, far removed from the U.S. spotlight. Maybe it was none of these. Maybe it was just the name: Winky.
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December 5, 1999 | Associated Press
Fernando Vargas retained the International Boxing Federation junior-middleweight title Saturday night, outpointing Ronald "Winky" Wright on a majority decision at Chinook Winds Casino. Vargas (18-0) was forced to go the distance for the first time in his career, ending his string of 17 knockouts. Wright (39-3) fought to a 114-114 draw on one of the judge's cards. The others had Vargas winning, 115-113 and 116-112.
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April 6, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior middleweight Rodney Jones of San Diego goes for his 15th consecutive victory when he faces Luis Vazquez of Culiacan, Mexico, tonight in the 10-round main event at the Arrowhead Pond. Jones (19-2, 11 knockouts) is the North American Boxing Organization's 154-pound champion and the World Boxing Organization's No. 2-ranked contender, but it wasn't long ago that Jones was struggling.
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April 17, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Bernard Hopkins is a 43-year-old boxer who loves being regarded as an underdog and has gained a reputation for pulling off upset victories. Hopkins, who will take on Joe Calzaghe in a light heavyweight bout Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, is 48-4-1 with 32 knockouts and is coming off back-to-back victories over favorites Ronald "Winky" Wright and Antonio Tarver.
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March 14, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
After all those nights in Luxembourg and Monaco and other outposts around the globe, fighting in obscurity, hoping for respectability, Ronald "Winky" Wright finally stood in the center of the boxing world Saturday night, the spotlight that he had chased for more than a decade shining on him at last.
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May 18, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rocco Mediate shot a four-under-par 66 Friday and caught Wayne Levi at the midway point of the MasterCard Colonial at Fort Worth. "I've got a new body and a new swing and . . . I'm ecstatic," said Mediate, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour who is rebounding from back surgery. "I enjoy the game more now than I ever did." Levi, the 1990 PGA player of the year but a non-winner since, had a 68 and shared the lead at 134.
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December 4, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
With France desperate for victory, Cedric Pioline won two tiebreakers Friday to leave his country tied 1-1 with Australia after the opening day of the Davis Cup final at Nice, France. Before a roaring home crowd, Pioline held off 18-year-old Lleyton Hewitt, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6), 7-5. He needed to save a set point in the first set, then had to come back after squandering a 5-1 lead in the third.
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April 15, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Ike Quartey was in a daze. Fernando Vargas was in a funk. Quartey couldn't put his last fight out of his mind. Vargas couldn't put his family problems out of his mind. Quartey didn't want to fight. Vargas found he couldn't fight. Not as he had in the past. Two world-class talents. Two troubled men.
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