Desert Storm: Winky Wright vs. Harry Simon

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Desert Storm: Winky Wright vs. Harry Simon
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Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 1998
Location: 
Hammanskraal, Gauteng, South Africa
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
154
Titles at Stake: 
WBO Super Welterweight Championship
Referee: 
Samuel Viruet

Official Judging
Aubrey Rassie Erasmus 113 - 117
Julie Lederman 113 - 115
Manuel Oliver Palomo 114 - 114

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WBO Super Welterweight Champion Winky Wright travels to South Africa to defend his title against undefeated Harry Simon. Simon comes out throwing heavy leather, but Wright responds by beckoning him on, trying to get the challenger to punch himself out. They slug it out, trading punches non-stop for large stretches of the fight until Wright starts to out box his opponent in the middle rounds. Simon lands a big right hand in a close round eight and has his best round of the fight in the ninth, shaking Winky up with an uppercut and a straight right hand. The experienced Wright performs better down the stretch; however, the judges initially rule the bout a majority draw before the scorecards are recalculated to find Simon a surprising winner by majority decision.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Winky Wright
                                                                    
10
9
10
9.25
9.75
10
10
9.75
9.25
9.50
10
10
Harry Simon
                                                                    
9.25
10
9
9.75
9.25
9
9
9.25
9.75
9.50
9
9


Fan Cards: Desert Storm: Winky Wright vs. Harry Simon


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
WINKY WRIGHT
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
116
HARRY SIMON
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
112


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
WINKY WRIGHT
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
118
HARRY SIMON
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
110


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
WINKY WRIGHT
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
116
HARRY SIMON
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
112


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
WINKY WRIGHT
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
116
HARRY SIMON
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
113


Comments

rorschach's picture

Wright was robbed blind.

Corey Willinger's picture

Even though everyone so far has Wright winning 8 rounds of this fight, I didn't think the draw was a robbery. This one had a lot of close rounds like the first round (where I saw Simon hitting a lot of glove but throwing a ton of punches). Even the 7th, which we all gave to Wright, is pretty close. I don't know what the judge who had Simon winning 9 rounds was watching though.