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Leon Spinks Net Worth

Leon Spinks Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Leon Spinks net worth is
$20,000

Leon Spinks Wiki/Biography

Leon Spinks is a St. Louis, Missouri-born American former boxer best known for beating Muhammad Ali to win the undisputed World Heavyweight Championship in 1978. Born on 11 July, 1953 Leon is also popular for winning the light heavyweight division at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. One of the most popular personalities in the history of boxing, Leon was active in his profession from 1977 until 1995.

A very well-known personality who has managed to make history in the sport of boxing, one may wonder how rich is Leon Spinks? As estimated by sources, Leon counts his wealth at a total of $20,000 as of early 2016. Of course, the major source of his wealth has been his involvement in the field of boxing for around 18 years.

Leon Spinks Net Worth $20,000

St. Louis-raised Leon was interested in boxing from his childhood and before turning professional, he competed to win a bronze medal in 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championship in Havana, Cuba, and earned popularity as an amateur as he won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics in Canada. His boxing teammates at the Olympics included Sugar Ray Leonard, Leo Randolph as well as Howard Davis Jr. Shortly afterwards he started his professional career in boxing in his mid-twenties, as he debuted on 15 January, 1977 beating Bob Smith in Las Vegas, Nevada. He continued by winning matches against famous boxers like Scott LeDoux, Alfredo Righetti, Pedro Agosto and others.

However, Leon made history and became truly famous as he defeated Muhammad Ali in a 15-round match that took place on 15 February, 1978. The win made him the undisputed world heavyweight champion, and was considered as one of the most upsetting events in boxing history. He lost his title after only seven months in a rematch with Muhammad Ali himself. During his professional career as a boxer, Leon managed to record 26 wins, 14 of which were by knockout. Noted for his toothless grin, Leon retired from professional boxing in 1995.

Apart from boxing, Spinks served actively in the United Marine Corps for three years between 1973 and 1976. He was also active in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, including winning the world title during the 1990s. He also appeared in the documentary “Facing Ali” in which he mentioned how his life changed after fighting the legendary Muhammad Ali, along with other boxers. Of course, being a part of all these fightsand projects has been very significant in adding to his net worth.

62 year-old Spinks is the father of Cory Spinks who is active in boxing and even held the undisputed world welterweight title while also being the International Boxing Federation Junior Middleweight champion for three years. Spinks has also been through personal crisis as his other son, Leon Calvin – also a professional boxer – was shot dead in 1990. For now, Spinks resides in Columbus, Nebraska living a decent life as catered to by his present net worth of $20,000.


Full NameLeon Spinks
Net Worth$20,000
Date Of BirthJuly 11, 1953
Place Of BirthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight100 kg
ProfessionBoxer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseBrenda Spinks (m. 2011), Betty Spinks (m. 1988–2004), Nova Spinks
ChildrenCory Spinks
ParentsKay Francis Spinks, Leon Spinks Sr.
SiblingsMichael Spinks
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1324325
AwardsWorld Heavyweight Championship (1978), The Ring/WBA/WBC Heavyweight titles (1978), NABF Cruiserweight title (1982),World Amateur Boxing Championships (bronze-1974), Olympic Games (gold-1976), Light heavyweight (1974, 1975, 1976)
MoviesThe Prize Fighter, Tao of the Golden Mask, “Facing Ali”
#Quote
1I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
#Fact
1Living in Columbus, Nebraska (pop. 20,971), keeps a low profile doing volunteer work in an after-school program and helping out at the local YMCA on weekends. [April 2005]
2Son Cory won the IBF Junior Middleweight Title on 24 April 2009. He won the IBF Welterweight Title in 2002 and 2003, the WBC Welterweight Title and the WBA Welterweight Title in 2003, and the IBF Light Middleweight Title in 2006.
3Pro Boxing Record 26 Wins - 17 Defeats - 3 Draws - 14 KOs
4Two time WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion: 13 December 1985 - Beating Kip Kane by TKO round 8 28 April 1987 - Beating Jeff Jordan by Split Decision
531 October 1982 - Won the NABF Cruiserweight Title beating Jesse Burnett by split decision.
615 February 1978 - Won the WBA and WBC Heavyweight Title beating Muhammad Ali by split decision in only his 8th pro fight.
7He and his younger brother Michael Spinks were Olympic boxing champions.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Risen2010Bouncer 2
The Prize Fighter2003VideoLattrell

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
Ali: Still the Greatest2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2011TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Facing Ali2009DocumentaryHimself
Tao of the Golden Mask2007DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
UFC VI: Clash of the Titans1995TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Boxer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2012TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing2000TV Movie documentaryHimself

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