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Michael Spinks

W L D
31 1 0
21 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 32
rounds 226
KOs 66%
 
global ID 1286
aliasJinx
born 1956-07-13
debut1977-04-16 / age 20
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach
76″   /   193cm
residence
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
birth place
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1988-06-27
212¼Mike Tyson218¼34 0 0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LKO1/12
 L 
KO
1/12
  
time: 1:31   referee: Frank Cappuccino   judges: Eva ShainJohn StewartRocky Castellani
WBC World heavyweight title (supervisor: Elias Ghanem)
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: James Binns)
IBF World heavyweight title (supervisor: Bill Brennan)
1987-06-15
208¾Gerry Cooney23828 1 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO5/15
 W  
TKO
5/15
  
time: 2:51   referee: Frank Cappuccino   judges: Harold Lederman 37-39, Tom Kaczmarek 38-38, John Stewart 39-37
Advertised as for World heavyweight Title
1986-09-06
201Steffen Tangstad214¾24 1 2
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO4/15
 W  
TKO
4/15
  
time: 0:58   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Dalby Shirley 29-27, Charley Spina 30-26, Phil Newman 29-27
IBF World heavyweight title
1986-04-19
205Larry Holmes22348 1 0
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Joe Cortez 141-144, Frank Brunette 144-141, Jerry Roth 144-142
IBF World heavyweight title
1985-09-21
199¾Larry Holmes221½48 0 0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Lawrence Wallace 145-142, Dave Moretti 143-142, Harold Lederman 145-142
IBF World heavyweight title
Spinks vacated the Light Heavyweight Title immediately after this fight
1985 Upset of the Year - Ring Magazine
1985-06-06
175Jim MacDonald172¼16 0 0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, SuperStar Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
time: 1:30   referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Dave Moretti 70-60, Dalby Shirley 70-61, Lou Tabat 70-59
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
IBF World light heavyweight title
MacDonald down twice in the 5th, once in the 7th and 8th.
1985-02-23
170½David Sears173¾16 0 1
Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
time: 1:02   referee: Larry Hazzard   judges: Joe O'Neil 20-19, Joe Santarpia 18-20, Stuart Winston 18-20
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
IBF World light heavyweight title
1984-02-25
172Eddie Davis173½27 3 1
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Frank Cappuccino   judges: Joe Cortez 119-109, Carol Castellano 115-114, Larry Hazzard 118-111
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title (supervisor: Alberto Aleman Jr.)
IBF World light heavyweight title (supervisor: Robert Lee)
1983-11-25
173¾Oscar Rivadeneyra173¼18 0 0
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
W TKO10/15
 W  
TKO
10/15
  
time: 1:42   referee: Joe Cortez 89-82   judges: Nicasio L. Drake 88-85, Isidro Rodriguez 89-86
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1983-03-18
173Dwight Muhammad Qawi17419 1 1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Larry Hazzard   judges: Frank Cappuccino 144-141, Tony Perez 144-141, Tony Castellano 144-140
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-09-18
172¾Johnny Davis173½13 3 0
Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
time: 2:27   referee: Larry Hazzard   judges: Paul Cavalier 79-73, Frank Cappuccino 79-74, Vincent Rainone 78-73
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-06-12
173¾Jerry Celestine174¼24 6 1
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
time: 1:58   referee: Jimmy Rondeau   judges: Eva Shain 68-65, Harry Cecchini 68-65, Ismael Wiso Fernandez 68-65
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-04-11
172Murray Sutherland173¾32 6 0
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
time: 1:24   referee: Zach Clayton   judges: Sam Sangis 69-66, Larry Hazzard 67-66, Vincent Rainone 68-65
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-02-13
173¾Mustafa Wasajja174½24 0 1
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/15
 W  
TKO
6/15
  
time: 1:36   referee: Tony Perez   judges: Humberto Figueroa 50-46, Cesar Ramos 50-46, Waldemar Schmidt 50-45
WBA World light heavyweight title
1981-11-07
173Vonzell Johnson174¼22 2 0
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
time: 1:13   referee: Larry Hazzard   judges: Eva Shain 58-56, Paul Cavalier 59-55, Frank Cappuccino 59-55
WBA World light heavyweight title
1981-07-18
173¾Eddie Mustafa Muhammad17538 5 1
Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Richard Greene   judges: Duane Ford 146-138, Lou Tabat 144-140, Chuck Minker 145-139
WBA World light heavyweight title
1981-03-28
176Marvin Johnson174¼27 4 0
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:22   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Frank BrunetteMilo Savage
1981-01-24
176Willie Taylor17812 8 3
Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:40   referee: Charlie Sgrillo
1980-10-18
176Yaqui Lopez178¼49 10 0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 0:46   referee: Vincent Rainone 4-2   judges: Richard F. Murry 4-2, Eva Shain 3-3
Lopez was knocked down once in the 7th round
1980-08-02
177David Conteh1859 6 1
Centroplex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:35
1980-05-04
179Murray Sutherland174½17 4 0
Kiamesha Lake, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Perez 7-2   judges: Harold Lederman 7-3, Eva Shain 9-1
Sutherland was knocked down in the 8th round. Referee Tony Perez scored it Spinks-7, Sutherland-2, 1 Even.
1980-02-24
174Ramon Ranquello17615 6 2
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Tony Perez
The referee stopped the bout after the 6th round, on advice of the ringside physician
1980-02-01
175Johnny Wilburn17217 7 0
Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1979-11-24
180Marc Hans1759 10 0
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
1978-12-15
170¾Eddie Phillips1705 10 0
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
time: 1:33
1978-02-15
170Tom Bethea17222 18 3
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1977-10-22
169Gary Summerhays17228 12 3
Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1977-09-13
168Ray Elson17415 2 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 0:51
1977-08-23
166Jasper Brisbane1735 0 1
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO2/6
 W  
TKO
2/6
  
time: 2:56   referee: Ozzie Sadler
1977-06-01
167Joe Borden17820 9 2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
time: 2:20   referee: Guy Jutras
1977-05-07
166Luis Rodriguez7 3 0
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
1977-04-16
168Eddie Benson1652 4 0
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
time: 2:55
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