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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 Name||Leon Spinks|
|Date Of Birth||July 11, 1953|
|Place Of Birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
|Spouse||Brenda Spinks (m. 2011), Betty Spinks (m. 1988–2004), Nova Spinks|
|Parents||Kay Francis Spinks, Leon Spinks Sr.|
|Awards||World 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)|
|Movies||The Prize Fighter, Tao of the Golden Mask, “Facing Ali”|
|1||I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.|
|1||Living 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]|
|2||Son 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.|
|3||Pro Boxing Record 26 Wins - 17 Defeats - 3 Draws - 14 KOs|
|4||Two 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|
|5||31 October 1982 - Won the NABF Cruiserweight Title beating Jesse Burnett by split decision.|
|6||15 February 1978 - Won the WBA and WBC Heavyweight Title beating Muhammad Ali by split decision in only his 8th pro fight.|
|7||He and his younger brother Michael Spinks were Olympic boxing champions.|
|The Prize Fighter||2003||Video||Lattrell|
|Ali 70 from Las Vegas||2012||TV Movie||Himself|
|Ali: Still the Greatest||2012||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|ESPN Friday Night Fights||2011||TV Series||Himself - Audience Member|
|Tao of the Golden Mask||2007||Documentary||Himself|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|The Howard Stern Radio Show||2000||TV Series||Himself|
|UFC VI: Clash of the Titans||1995||TV Special||Himself|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1982||TV Series||Himself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1978||TV Series||Himself - Boxer|
|Muhammad Ali: The Greatest||2016||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|ESPN Friday Night Fights||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|30 for 30||2009||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing||2000||TV Movie documentary||Himself|