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Leon Spinks

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Birthday
11, 1953
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
DEATH DATE
Feb 5, 2021 (67)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1953
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
DEATH DATE
Feb 5, 2021 (67)

About

Former boxer who won the heavyweight championship from Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, competing in the light heavyweight class.

Before Fame

He won his first professional fight in 1977, knocking out Bob Smith in the fifth round.

Trivia

His career record was twenty-six wins, seventeen losses, and three draws.

Family Life

His brother Michael was also a boxer.

Associated With

He went 1-1 overall in his career against the great Muhammad Ali.