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Winky Wright–Sam Soliman: A Phabulous Phonebooth Phight

11.12.05 - By Wray Edwards at ringside, photos © W.Edwards - Wright-Soliman photo gallery - The man from down under, would not go down under the will and power of Winky Wright. Sam Soliman, 32, from Melbourne, Australia brought his herky-jerky, off-balance boxing style to the Mohegan Sun Arena for a WBC Middleweight elimination contest to see who would challenge the current champion. Though rated at number five by some, Soliman fought above that mark to make Ronald Wright earn his props. More than one person told this writer that the fight might possibly be a real yawner if Winky stayed at the end of his jab to pick his opponent apart as he had done to Tito. Wow, were they ever wrong! As Wright stepped out of his corner to join the fray, things were about to change.

We had no idea that the friendly Aussie who greeted the crowd with a raised glove as he entered the ring, would cause Wright to pretty much fight his fight, including some right paw-left paw switching off. continue

Article posted on 12.12.2005





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