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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HBO.com reported: "When it was over, and Wright had played professor to Simon's unwilling student, the three WBO judges decided that it was a majority draw, which meant that Wright had retained his title. A few minutes later, while Wright was sitting in his dressing room unwrapping his hands, an official came in to tell him that there had been an error in the scoring, he had lost by a majority decision. Boom! Then they released the new scoring: Aubrey Erasmus 117-113 for Simon. Julie Lederman 115-113 for Simon. Manuel Oliver Palomo 114-114. No one explained how there had to be at least a three-point swing in one of the judge's scoring to change the decision."
Wright told KO Digest in 2012: "The fight overseas with Simon, they called that a draw and then thirty minutes later they changed the decision so that was definitely not a loss. I fought him in South Africa, his home country and at first they said it was a draw. I left and went to my dressing room - took a shower, got dressed, and got ready to leave. They said come back to the ring because they changed the decision (from a draw to a loss). I said, you all must be crazy if you think I'm going back into that ring." (see discussion)
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Averaged Fan Card:

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


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


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


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Wright was robbed blind.