Winky Wright was at last night's Khan vs Judah bout in Las Vegas, and BoxingScene.com reports that the Florida fighter is once again talking about returning to the ring:
"I am looking at coming back sometime in November or December. That is the time frame we are looking at. ... [on a Paul Williams rematch] If Williams was still undefeated or on a roll well yeah then it means something. I need a fight that means something."
It's very "Winky Wright" that Wright would believe that Paul Williams isn't a worthy opponent for him in November or December, as if Williams is somehow not good enough for his comeback. Wright (51-5-1, 25 KO) hasn't fought since being virtually shut out by Williams in 2009 (Winky won one round on two of the scorecards, zero on the third), which was Winky's first fight since 2007. He might want to consider the fact that, if we're being genuinely honest, he's not a relevant fighter in 2011, and he's buried his own career in inactivity. He hasn't won a fight since 2006 against Ike Quartey. He's not a big draw. He's never really been a star even though he was a terrific defensive boxer and tactician and once was among the pound-for-pound best.
In other words, what planet is Winky Wright on? Does he think the doors to the luxury lounge of major event boxing are going to open at his command? He's 40 years old in November and has fought twice in five years. I always liked Winky Wright's boxing, but if we're going to call anyone delusional, we have got to say it about Winky Wright's vision of his own status in boxing. Right now, he's just an old fighter in semi-retirement without any real demand for his return. He'd be lucky to rematch Sam Soliman, let alone Paul Williams. I do sense the putrid stink of a Winky vs Jermain Taylor rematch wafting in, five-plus years after it would have mattered.