Francisc Vastag was born 1969 in Resita, Romania, he has Hungarian descent. Vastag is considered as the greatest boxer ever came from Romania and one of the best amateur light-middleweights (71 Kilo) ever. In 1987, in the Cuba's capital Havanna, Francisc won Junior World Championships (under 18) at welterweight (67 Kilo). In 1989, 20-years-old Vastag triumphs on the Senior World Championships in Moscow. In 1990, in Seattle, he captured Goodwill Games. On the World Championships in Sydney'1991, Vastag got the bronze, in the semis losing to German Andreas Otto. On the next year Vastag decides to go up to light-middle (71 Kilo), and the decision was right, he had double success that year, winning European Championships in Bursa, Turkey, and for the second time World Championships in Tampere, Finland, in the finals beating Cuban Alfredo Duvergel. In 1994, Vastag wins World Cup in Bangkok, 1995 for the third time becomes the World Champion in Berlin, but in 1996, for the second time gets the Eropean title in Vejle, Denmark. Despite of all Francisc's titles, he never received any Olympic medals. In Seoul'88 he was disqualified in the first round, in Barcelona'92 he lost in the quarterfinals, but in Atlanta'96 Vastag got beat of German Marcus Beyer, whom he had won many times before. Vastag never turned pro, and after his carrier ending for few years he was the head-coach of the National Romanian Team. Because of the success of Francisc Vastag, boxing in Romania earns back its popularity and the new generation of local boxers becomes the best fighters of the world. Vastag is considered as one of the best Romanian athletes. Today he is celebrating his 43-rd Birthday!
Victor Ulyanich was born 1949 in Krasnoarmeysk, east of Ukraine, but grown up and began his boxing carrier, at the age of 15, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (then Soviet Union). In 1973, Ulyanich becomes European Amateur Champion at heavyweight (over 81 Kilo), in Beograd, Yugoslavia, but in 1975 got the silver medal of the same tournament in Katowice, Poland. After his carrier, Ulyanich for many years was the head-coach of Soviet Forced Arms team. Today, Victor Ulyanich is the resign colonel and he lives in Moscow. He has his 63-rd Birthday today!
Ronald Winky Wright was born 1971 in Washington D.C. During his childhood he moved to Saint-Petersburg, Florida. As amateur has the record of 52-4 and moved to pro in 1990, at the age of 19. Four years later Winky fought for the WBA light-middleweight title against Argentinian Julio Cesar Vasquez, but lost on points. In 1996, Wright becomes WBO light-middleweight champion, beating on points tough American, Bronco McKart. Ronald defended his title for two years, before lost it, by very questionable decision, to Harry Simon from Namibia. In the end of 1999, he fights for the IBF belt against Fernando Vargas, and again not without a help of judges, lost by decision. From 2001 till 2004 Winky Wright won WBA, WBC and IBF titles, beating the great fighters, as Sugar Shane Mosley (twice), Felix Trinidad and Ike Quartey. Wright has 14 belts at light-middleweight. In 2006, he fought Jermain Taylor for the WBC and WBO middleweight belts, the fight finished as draw. From 2007 until 2012 Wright had only three fight and lost them all, two of them to Bernard Hopkins and Paul Williams. Ronald Wright has the record of 51(25 KO)-6-1. Today Winky celebrates his 41-st Birthday Party!