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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Past their primes: Athletes who couldn't say goodbye

His health and conditioning were by this time particularly poor, and despite a couple of decision wins over Ken Norton and Earnie Shavers, his 1978 bout versus Leon Spinks exposed Ali's deteriorated condition. He lost his title by split decision ...
Posted: October 18, 2016, 1:00 am

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Andreatta: How to rig an election - Ocean's Eleven-style You're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros, and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever in Donald Trump. Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle ...
Posted: October 18, 2016, 6:12 pm

Former heavyweight champ Leon Spinks hospitalized in Las Vegas with abdominal problems

The 61-year-old boxer, who catapulted to fame by beating Muhammad Ali in 1978, had the second surgery in recent days after complications from the first emergency surgery, his wife said. 'It's going to be a long road ahead, but he's strong and he's starting ...
Posted: October 13, 2014, 2:30 pm
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