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About Leon Spinks
Leon Spinks took the boxing world by storm when in February 1978 (exactly 13 months after making his professional debut), he beat the then-undisputed heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali.
Seven months after his shocking win, he faced Ali again and lost his WBA heavyweight title to him. His performances in the ring afterwards were mainly lacklustre.
As an amateur boxer, he represented the United States at the 1974 World Championships, 1975 Pan American Games and 1976 Olympic Games. He also wrestled professionally in the 1990s.
He grew up in St. Louis. He was married to a woman named Brenda. He lost one of his two sons to murder in 1990.
Out of 46 professional fights, he won 26; 14 of them by knockout. He received a gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal.
He died on 5 February 2021 aged 67.
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Famous quotes by Leon Spinks
God gave me the strength to see, and breathe, and talk.Leon Spinks
I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.Leon Spinks
If I can give you some kind of knowledge of life you should listen.Leon Spinks
Leon Spinks' Popularity
Leon Spinks was a famous American boxer, who was born on July 11, 1953. As a person born on this date, Leon Spinks is listed in our database as the 51st most popular celebrity for the day (July 11) and the 86th most popular for the year (1953).
People born on July 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Leon Spinks is the 1837th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Leon Spinks' birthday, Leon Spinks is the 10886th most famous American and ranks 52nd in famous people born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
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