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Trinidad-Wright: Why Winky Won't Top Tito

11.03.05 - By Jim Amato: Winky Wright is a pro. He is a true artist in the ring. He is a man who has paid his dues and now he will be paid in return. Coming up soon Winky will face the ever dangerous Felix "Tito" Trinidad, the pride of Puerto Rico. How will he fare against one of the hardest hitters in boxing today? Will Winky be able to derail the long anticipated rematch with Trinidad and his nemesis Bernard Hopkins?

Although Winky's getting a nice slice of pie for meeting Tito, he also knows that a win over Trinidad woud mean a true windfall of monetary wealth. I have no doubt that Winky will train for this battle like he's never trained before Hopkins showed that Tito is beatable. The question is, can Wright emulate the Hopkins fight plan and offset the tremendous talents of Tito?

Winky has many assets like his strength, stamina, boxing ability, chin and most of all heart. Still even with all these attributes Winky lacks the one thing that will prevent him from winning. The big punch.

At some point in the fight, I'll say about the fourth round Tito will realize that Winky can't really hurt him. From that point on Winky will need all his guts, savvy and guile to last the distance.

My head says that Tito will win by a late round kayo. My heart says Winky hears the final bell but takes real going over in the last three rounds as Felix cements the verdict.

Article posted on 11.03.2005



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