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Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Leon Spinks!

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Real Name:Leon Spinks
Ethnicity:Black / African-American
Language:English
Tags:Heavyweight Champion, Ali, Gold Medal, boxing, Olympics
Occupation:Former Pro Boxer

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Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American boxer. He had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws as a professional, with 14 knockout wins, and was the former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion of the world. While still an amateur, he also became a member of the United States Marine Corps.

Spinks defeated 36 year old, Muhammad Ali, for the undisputed heavyweight championship in what was regarded as one of the bigger upsets in boxing, but later was stripped of the WBC title for fighting Ali in a rematch in a fight which he lost via 15-round unanimous decision. In addition to being heavyweight champion and a gap-toothed grin (due to Spinks losing two and later all four of his front teeth), Spinks has become just as famous for the fall from grace he suffered after his career took a downward slide following his loss to Ali.

He won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, alongside brother Michael Spinks, who also won a gold medal in those games. Two years earlier, at the inaugural 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana, Cuba, he captured the bronze medal. His Olympic teammates included Sugar Ray Leonard, Leo Randolph and Howard Davis Jr.

Leon currently lives in Las Vegas and does public appearances for corporate and charity events worldwide. He is available for Live Video Appearances for pre and post fight private microcasts - direct to homes and private/public events. He will also interact with you directly during boxing matches to discuss scoring, tactics, strategy, etc. - please provide at least a weeks notice for a booking. Due to his busy schedule, he will typically answer emails once a week on weekends.

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LeonSpinks: Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American boxer. He had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws as a professional, with 14 knockout wins, and was the former World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight champion of the world. While still ... View All

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