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Chalky Wright

Boxer
Male
Born Feb 10, 1912
Hometown Arizona
Died Aug 12, 1957
Death Place Los Angeles
Style Orthodox
Nationality United States
Other Names Chalky

Albert "Chalky" Wright was a black American featherweight boxer who fought from 1928 to 1948. His career record was 160 wins (with 81 knockouts), 43 losses and 18 draws. In 2003, Wright made The Ring magazine's list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1912 Birth Born on February 10, 1912.

TWENTIES

1935 23 Years Old Wright served as a chauffeur and bodyguard for actress Mae West. Wright helped West deal with a series of extortion threats in 1935 while in her employ. … Read More
1938 26 Years Old Wright began fighting on the East Coast of the United States in 1938. … Read More
1941 29 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1941, he was among the world's top featherweight boxers. … Read More

THIRTIES

1942 30 Years Old Wright successfully defended the title against former champion Harry Jeffra (TKO 10) on June 19, 1942, but lost his title on a decision to Willie Pep on November 20, 1942. … Read More
1950 38 Years Old Wright was born in Durango, Mexico. Wright's family were migrant farm workers, during the depression era. Wright was the Trainer of Lightweight contender Tommy Campbell in 1950.

FORTIES

1957 46 Years Old Wright died in Los Angeles on August 12, 1957, after slipping in his bathtub. … Read More
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