WINKY HAS WRIGHT STUFF VS. TITO

14/05/2005

WINKY HAS WRIGHT STUFF VS. TITO

Winky Wright defeated Felix Trinidad by unanimous decision in Las Vegas on Saturday.  Wright, the reigning 154-pound world champion, successfully moved up to middleweight and dominated Trinidad by scores of 120-107 and 119-108 (twice). Trinidad was penalized a point for low blows.  Punchstat numbers reflected Wright's dominance, giving him a 262-58 edge in punches landed and proving that no matter how great a puncher Trinidad is, he can't knockout what he can't hit. Should Wright, 49-3, elect to remain at 160 pounds, he unquestionably is the #1 contender for middleweight world champion Bernard Hopkins.  With the win, Wright joined Hopkins as the only man to officially defeat Trinidad, now 42-2. Oscar De La Hoya lost a decision to Trinidad in 1999 that many felt should have gone the other way.