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Michael Spinks

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Birthday
13, 1956
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO

About

Hall of Fame boxer who was the undisputed champion of the light-heavyweight division. He compiled a career record of 31-1, twice defeating the legendary Larry Holmes in 1985 and 1986.

Before Fame

His brother's career overshadowed his own, convincing him to stay in the amateur leagues for years.

Trivia

He won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal while competing in the middleweight class.

Family Life

He was married to Sandy Massey until her death in 1993. He has a daughter named Michelle. His brother Leon Spinks was a heavyweight champion.

Associated With

Mike Tyson was the only boxer to defeat him during his professional career. The 1988 match would be the last of Spinks's career.