Leon Spinks


Birthday July 11, 1953

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace St. Louis, MO

DEATH DATE Feb 5, 2021 (67)

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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. The year before, he earned a silver medal at the Pan American Games.

Before Fame

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


His career record was twenty-six wins, seventeen losses, and three draws. In 1974, he won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Havana, Cuba. 

Family Life

His brother Michael was also a boxer.

Associated With

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