EWBSS SENSATION: WRIGHT ALL WRONG FOR LEONARD!
Thu, 02 Apr 2020
Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright stole the show and stunned Sugar Ray Leonard via KO in the 9th in Wednesday’s quarter-final of the ‘eWBSS Middleweight Legends Tournament‘.
The shocking outcome sends Wright in the semi-final on Saturday against either Carlos Monzon or Jake LaMotta.
Both fighters set off at a frenetic pace in the opening of the fight, simulated on EA Sports ‘Fight Night Champion’ at the eBoardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Leonard scored well with his right and two-punch combos, Wright returned fire with the left, but it was Sugar Ray who was ahead on the scorecards after the three first rounds. As you would expect the legend to be going into the squared ring as a solid favourite and Tournament 2 seed.
But ‘Winky’ Wright started to seriously fightback from the fourth and turned things upside down with a huge left in the fifth to send Leonard to the deck – he beat the count and returned to sender in the 8th, but Wright was also able to climb off the canvas. What drama!
Another attack from Wright floored Leonard twice in the 9th., first with a straight right hand and then with a left to put one of the pound-for-pound best in boxing history out for the night, and out of the tournament. Wright was behind 76-74 on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Carlos ‘Shotgun’ Monzon vs ‘Raging Bull’ Jake LaMotta is Thursday’s match-up in the last quarter-final of the ‘eWBSS Middleweight Legends Tournament’ broadcast at 7pm (UK) on World Boxing Super Series Facebook.
The ‘eWBSS Middleweight Legends Tournament’ roster:
Sugar Ray Robinson (1), Sugar Ray Leonard (2), Marvin Hagler (3), Carlos Monzon (4) , Jake LaMotta, Ronald Wright, Kelly Pavlik & Fernando Vargas.
Ray Robinson vs Fernando Vargas, March 30 – Robinson W – KO5
Marvin Hagler vs Kelly Pavlik, March 31 – Hagler W – KO8
Ray Leonard vs Ronald Wright, April 1 – Wright W – KO9
Carlos Monzon vs Jake LaMotta, April 2
The entire ‘eWBSS Middleweight Legends’ tournament will be streamed on the World Boxing Super Series Facebook page at 7pm (GMT) every day from Monday March 30 until the final on Sunday April 5.
The eWBSS tournaments, simulated on EA Sports ‘Fight Night Champion’, are created by the real World Boxing Super Series to provide some much-needed relief and entertainment for fight fans around the world during these testing times.
Watch the previous eWBSS Heavyweight Legends fights on YouTube here.
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