Junior Wright

August 16, 2017

Junior Wright aims to push closer to WBSS cruiserweight winner this Friday

For the talented 31-year-old Wright, a victory would spell another shot at a world championship. But when a fighter is coming into a Russian fighter’s hometown, that isn’t always easy. Still, Wright and his trainer Rick Wilson have spent eight weeks preparing for this fight, believing that Junior is coming back to US with the victory. “Fighters come from the US to fight in Russia they all come home with a bad story,” said Wright, “but we’re not. We’re coming out of Krasnodar with a beautiful gift.” Wright was last seen stopping Detroit’s Damon McCreary in two rounds in January of this year. “Junior Wright has shown throughout his career that he is one of the most dedicated fighters in […]
February 24, 2016


CHICAGO BOXER TARGETS CHAMP SHUMENOV Chicago, IL (February 22, 2016) – BoxRec.com says Junior Wright is the number-two ranked cruiserweight in the United States, and the Chicagoan is keen to show he should have the top slot. On Friday, the 15-1-1 Wright got a 1st round stoppage over Jim Franklin on a show in Iowa, and the boxer feels he’s building superb momentum, which will soon result in another title shot. “The fight was over so fast I couldn’t really tell you much about it,” said Wright, laughing. “But I threw a really good body shot to put him down and then afterwards I just threw a lot of combinations when he got up and they stopped it. I feel great about […]
July 9, 2014


Promoter Dmitriy Salita Excited To Add Cruiser Standout To Growing Roster Star of David Promotions boss Dmitriy Salita is please and excited to announce that Junior Wright, a cruiserweight contender from Chicago, has signed a promotional deal. The 27-year-old Wright, a three-time (2006, 2008, 2009) Chicago Golden Gloves champion, came to the attention of Salita when he expertly fought Salita fighter Steve Bujaj on Salita’s May 15 card in Brooklyn. That bout, a ten round draw while the vacant WBC International cruiserweight title was up for grabs. drew buzz for being a Fight of the Year candidate. “Junior Wright is one of the best cruiserweights in the world,” Salita said. “He is the kind of fighter the sport needs. From […]
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