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Michael Spinks Biography

Fighting For Survival, Glory Days, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, The Next Generation, Further Information


American boxer

Michael Spinks was a virtual unknown, a tough young fighter from a rough part of St. Louis, when he and his older brother Leon rocketed to fame by

Michael Spinks

both winning gold medals in boxing at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. With his "Spinks Jinx," a mean cross-over right-handed punch, Spinks was unbeatable for over ten years. His one and only professional loss came at the hands of an undefeated, up-and-coming twenty-one-year-old named Mike Tyson.

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