Former world boxing champion Wright retires

June 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, June 6 (IANS) Former light-middle weight world boxing champion Ronald “Winky” Wright of the US has announced his retirement.

“Part of being a boxer is knowing when to call it quits,” Wright, who had to accept three losses in a row recently, was quoted as saying by Xinhua Tuesday. “It’s time for me.”

“I did what I set out to do and that was to be great and become a world champion,” Wright said. “I have a lot of great memories from my career and will still support this great sport.”

The 40-year-old finished 51-6 with one draw and 25 knockouts after losing his final bout last Saturday.

Wright’s final world title bout came in 2006 when he fought Jermain Taylor to a 12-round draw in a fight for the World Boxing Council middleweight crown. His last victory came over Ghana’s Ike Quartey in 2006, ending Quartey’s career.

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