Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Deputy Returns To Boxing Ring
CHARLOTTE-- A local man who started boxing to protect himself from the mean streets and eventually became a police officer to protect the same streets he grew up on, is one of the headline fighters on the “Boxing Royalty” card at the Extravaganza Events Center in Uptown Charlotte.
Stanley “Rocklee” Wright said he simply started fighting to protect himself and his siblings. “I used boxing as a defensive mechanism so I could stay safe, it just evolved from there.”
Wright, a deputy sheriff with Mecklenburg County stopped boxing for several years to focus on his career in law enforcement.
“I started with the sheriff’s office in 2015, the following year I was sworn in as a deputy sheriff officer,” Wright said.
Wright said his time away from boxing had nothing to do with his desire to fight, he just felt like he had to reposition himself while he became established in his career.
“My last fight was the summer time of 2015,” Wright said. “A lot of things changed during the time between my last fight and my time at the police academy.”
Wright admits that he fell out of shape during that period. He said ultimately his career as a police officer needed his undivided attention.
“Things happen in life, and at that period in time, I was going through some changes that needed to be addressed.”
Wright’s amateur career was non-existent. He began training as a boxer in middle school but spent most of his amateur career in the gym.
“I was able to compete at the National Silver Gloves where I lost in the semifinals,” said Wright.
As a police officer, Wright said he faces situations every day that could potentially put his life in danger. He said the discipline that’s been instilled in him as a fighter has made him a better police officer.
“When you put the harshness of life and boxing together, you learn a lot about discipline and character,” Wright said. “A lot of people I encounter, I’ve gone through some of the same things that they’ve been through. When I meet those people and they look me in my eyes, they can tell that I’ve been where they’ve been. Boxing has been an incredible asset for me.”
About Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions – March 16th “Boxing Royalty”
Vegas Grand Boxing Promotions presents a night of powerful professional boxing Saturday, March 16, 2019 at The Extravaganza located at 1610 N Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. Doors open at 5:00 PM. First Fight at 6:00 PM.This must-see event that features Lavonte “The World Class Gentleman” Early, Taylor “Killa Bee” Jenkins, Stanley “Rocklee” Wright, Stevie “The Answer” Massie, Jacquan “Da King” Towns, Willie “Lump Lump” Harvey with Deandre “The Matrix” Robinson-Neal fighting in the main event for the vacated IBO Super Middleweight Championship
This event is sold out