OriginSaint Louis, Missouri, United States
Excellent Right hand
Overall skills/Amateur Pedigree
Won the Middleweight Gold Medal for the United States at the 1976 Olympics
Brother of Heavyweight Champion Leon Spinks and uncle of Welterweight Champion Cory Spinks.
His victory over Larry Holmes on September 2, 1985 was named The Ring Upset of the Year.
KO Magazine Fighter of the Year for 1985.
The first reigning Light Heavyweight Champion to win the Heavyweight Championship.
All Divisions (Pro)
Major World Titles
WBA Light Heavyweight
1981 – 1985
WBC Light Heavyweight
1983 – 1985
IBF Light Heavyweight
1984 Feb 25 – 1985
1985 Sep 21 – 1987