Michael Spinks
Nickname: Jinx

Michael Spinks

Legend
Born Jul 13, 1956
Age 58
Height 6′ 2½″ / 189cm
Reach
Head Trainers Eddie Futch
Stance Orthodox
Division Light Heavyweight
Years Active 1977-88
Record 31 1 0
NC 0
KOs 21
KO% 65%

  Origin  

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

  Profile  

  Strengths  

Ring Intelligence
Excellent Right hand
Overall skills/Amateur Pedigree  

  Facts  

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)  

Light Heavyweight
Heavyweight 

  Major World Titles  

WBA Light Heavyweight
1981 – 1985

WBC Light Heavyweight
1983 – 1985

IBF Light Heavyweight
1984 Feb 25 – 1985

IBF Heavyweight
1985 Sep 21 – 1987

LINEAL Heavyweight
1985-88

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