Born Ronald Lamont Wright on November 26, 1971 in Washington, DC. Following an accomplished 52-4 amateur career, Wright turned professional in 1990.
The 5’10 ½” southpaw utilized a piston-like right jab and tremendous all-around skill set to capture the NABF light middleweight title twice (1995-96, 2000) and four world 154-pound title belts. He captured the WBO light middleweight title in 1996 with a 12-round win over Bronco McKart and reigned until 1998, successfully defending three times. After winning the vacant IBF strap in 2001 from Robert Frazier (W 12), he unified with a win over WBA/WBC champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley (W 12) in 2004. Stripped of the IBF belt after the bout, he defended the WBA/WBC laurels with a 12th round win over Mosley in the rematch. Wright next vacated the titles in 2005 to compete at middleweight and scored wins over Sam Soliman (W 12) and Hall of Famer Felix “Tito” Trinidad (W 12) before drawing with WBC/WBO 160-pound champion Jermain Taylor. A 12-round decision win over Ike Quartey in 2006 followed before retiring in 2012 after decision losses to Bernard Hopkins, Paul Williams and Peter Quillin. Wright’s professional record stands at 51-6-1 (25 KOs).
He currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL.
Born: Nov. 26, 1971