The protagonist of this article is once known as the "blue-collar boxing champion" Wenji Wright, what is a blue collar? Some people may think that the term blue-collar is relatively tall. In fact, the term blue-collar was originally used for workers engaged in manual labor because their overalls were blue, and they were later used on boxers.
To put it bluntly, even though a boxer won the title of "World Champion"However, due to some issues such as style of play, his status and reputation have not improved, and he is still in the state of a bottom boxer. Wenji Wright is a typical boxer.
Wright was born on November 26, 1971, from 1990 to Participated in the competition in 2012 and won WBC/WBA/IBF/The RingThe super welterweight gold belt is the undisputed first person at this level! In 2017, Wright was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame along with Vitali Klitschko and Eric Morales.
Wright’s career has been suffering from a lot of unfairness, but he has not given up and has been fighting. "As an American, Wright has not been given seniority like Don King and Dewar. Favored by promotion companies". In order to continue his career, Wright had to travel far away. The promotion company that signed him was the French Acre brothers. After that, he played in France, Germany, Monte Carlo and other countries.
After years of hard work, Wright finally defeated Tony Marshall and won the vacant WBO gold belt on February 4, 1995. However, he became the champion and did not gain recognition and attention in the United States. Other countries defend the title.
Wright continued to fight in Europe. After successfully defending the title three times, he went to South Africa to face Harry Simon. This was a close match. In the end, Simon defeated Wright with a controversial point. After the match, Wright stopped cooperating with the Acre brothers. He said: I’m tired of all the travel.
Wright, who returned to the United States, continued to fight. He came back and knocked out Derek Graham for three rounds. Then he went to the IBF super welterweight champion Fernando Vargas launched the challenge. He is also a newcomer and champion. Vargas is very popular in the United States. In contrast, this former WBO champion is almost unknown.
The previous consensus was not favored, but with his excellent defense, Wright made the defending champion helpless. Wright had a slight advantage in the game, but the referee finally gave the victory to Vargas. HBO gave 115– The score of 113 was awarded to Wright.
Afterwards Vargas lost the game in a united battle with Trinidad, and then Trinidad was promoted to middleweight. The gold belt that belonged to him was vacant, October 12, 2001 Wright Defeated Frazier with a unanimous score and won the vacant IBF gold belt.
According to the plan, Wright’s next goal is the famous Oscar de la Hoya, but due to lack of Funding was not formed in the end. Later, De La Hoya lost to his old rival Mosley in the second round, which completely ruined the game between him and De La Hoya.
Wright had to shift the target to Mosley. On March 13, 2004, the battle between Wright and Mosley was officially staged. This is a united fight of the three major boxing organizations. The winner will be awarded the The Ring champion gold belt.
Mosley did not put Wright in his eyes before the match. He thought this It was just an adjustment match to prepare for the Super War with Trinidad. However, Wright disturbed Mosley’s plan. During the game, he was solid.Jintang's defense and sharp jabs firmly controlled Mosley, and eventually defeated Mosley with a consistent number of points and became the undisputed first person at this level.
Unconvinced, Mosley chose to rematch, but he failed to get revenge. Although Wright won the second battle with a controversial point of two to one, "Wright deliberately gave up some rounds during the match. He even put down his hand in the game to prove that Mosley can't hurt him." Soon after, Wright gave up his title and rose to middleweight to challenge Trinidad.
On May 14, 2005, Wright, who had proved himself to be undervalued again, easily defeated Trinidad. Wright believed that this victory was the greatest achievement of his career because he winWon the respect and recognition of many supporters behind Felix Trinidad.
Trinidad was very difficult to beat throughout the game With heavy punches, two referees scored 119-108 and 120-107. Many people rank Wright as one of the most skilled fighters in the world. Trinidad, who had experienced failure again, announced his retirement and returned three years later.After losing to Roy Jones, who had been at his peak for many years, he completely withdrew from boxing.
Wright also challenged Jemin Taylor, who defeated Hopkins at the time. However, he was sentenced to a tie with a clear advantage. After the game, both camps tried to negotiate a rematch, but in Both parties were unable to reach an agreement on remuneration, and ultimately the negotiation failed. This problem is attributed to Wright's insistence on a 50-50 split, but Taylor, the defender, firmly disagrees.
Lost to Hope in 2007 After Kings, he gradually faded out of boxing and lost to Pete Quilling in the last game. Throughout Wright's career, he has lost points in all games. He has never been knocked out, and there have been several games. The loss is very controversial. It can be said that as long as the referees are evenly matched, they will not be inclined to him. This is Wright., An unwelcome blue-collar boxing champion.