Leon Spinks Net Worth is$20 Thousand
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Profession: Professional Boxer
Date of Birth: Jul 11, 1953
Nicknames: Neon Leon
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 100.2 kg
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Leon Spinks net worth: Leon Spinks is a retired American boxer with an estimated net worth of $20 thousand dollars. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Leon Spinks made his professional boxing debut in early 1977. Just one year, and only eight fights later, he won the world heavyweight title, beating famed boxer, Muhammad Ali. However, he refused to defend his title in his next fight, and the WBC stripped him of the title. He agreed to a rematch with the Ali, but ultimately lost. From then on, his career had its ups and downs. He dropped into the cruiserweight division later in his career, and boxed with intermittent success until December of 1995. Over the course of his professional boxing career, he won twenty-six bouts, and lost 17. Prior to turning pro, he also won a Bronze medal at the 1974 World Amateur Championships in Havana, and a Gold Medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
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.
He debuted professionally on January 15, 1977 in Las Vegas, beating Bob Smith by a knockout in five rounds. His next fight, his debut abroad, was in Liverpool, England where he beat Peter Freeman by a knockout in the first round. A couple of fights later, he saw a slight improvement in opposition quality, when he fought Pedro Agosto of Puerto Rico and knocked him out in the first. He then drew with Scott LeDoux and beat Italian champion Alfio Riguetti by a decision.
Spinks, then ranked among the world's heavyweight challengers, made history on February 15, 1978, when he beat Muhammad Ali in a 15-round decision in Las Vegas. Spinks won the world heavyweight title in only his eighth fig

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Boxing Legend Leon Spinks Out Of Hospital Following Near-Death Chicken Bone Injury

Boxing icon Leon Spinks (pictured) was nearly KO’d for good, after eating a chicken wing bone last October that reportedly wrecked havoc in his body. Now it has just been learned that the former champ was released from the hospital over the holidays ...
Posted: January 22, 2015, 8:27 am

Boxing Icon Leon Spinks Hospitalized For Abdominal Problems

*Former boxing icon Leon Spinks is fighting a personal battle following a second operation for abdominal problems. The Associated Press reports the 61-year-old boxer is currently recovering from the surgery in a Las Vegas hospital. The operation was ...
Posted: October 15, 2014, 7:50 am

Leon Spinks -- KO'd By a Chicken Wing

Boxing legend Leon Spinks was taken down after going a few round with some chicken wings ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... Spinks is currently hospitalized in Nevada-- and now, we've learned Leon's medical problems can all be traced back ...
Posted: October 17, 2014, 3:14 am
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