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Leon Spinks

W L D
26 17 3
14 KOs 9 KOs
last 6


bouts 46
rounds 323
KOs 30%
 
global ID 262
aliasNeon Leon
born 1953-07-11
debut1977-01-15 / age 23
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach
76″   /   193cm
residence
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
birth place
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1995-12-04
221Fred Houpe22013 3 0
A Little Bit of Texas, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
judges: Marty BickleDan KirnerKevin Milligan
1995-06-19
224Ray Kipping2261 2 1
A Little Bit of Texas, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
judges: Marty BickleSteve WatkinsDennis Barbeau
1994-10-22
218John Carlo210debut
Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
LKO1/0
 L 
KO
1/0
  
time: 1:09   referee: Sylvester Stevens
1994-10-01
217Shane Sutcliffe21410 2 0
Civic Arena, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
LUD8/8
 L 
UD
8/8
  
 72-80 72-80 76-79
1994-06-22
225Eddie Curry20011 18 2
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
W DQ8/10
 W  
DQ
8/10
  
referee: Bruce Foster
Believing the fight was scheduled as an 8-rounder, Curry was disqualified after not answering the bell for the 9th round.
1993-02-27
216James Wilder2032 34 1
Davenport, Iowa, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Sean Curtin
1992-12-11
217Kevin Poindexter1932 11 1
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1992-09-26
220Kevin P Porter20613 9 1
Lansing, Michigan, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1992-07-24
218Jack Jackson1 8 0
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:52
1992-06-17
224¾Rocky Bentley20411 36 0
International Trade Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1992-03-20
215Rick Myers21011 13 1
Clarion Hotel Ballroom, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
judge: Ed Moynahan 100-88 99-91 98-93
1992-02-28
221Andre Crowder2046 17 2
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
1991-11-15
214Lupe Guerra22323 24 2
Gary, Indiana, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
referee: Sean Curtin
1988-05-30
206Tony Morrison19815 6 1
Marriott Hotel, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
time: 0:33   referee: Matt Mullaney
1988-03-18
218¼Randall Cobb232¾32 7 1
Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
judges: Jerry Cook 95-95, Larry Sullivan 95-97, Paul Bumman 96-97
1987-12-20
215Ladislao Mijangos20119 6 0
San Antonio, Texas, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
1987-10-20
210Terry Mims19013 15 0
Swingo´s, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
judges: Kathy Terrell 45-47, Tim Figley 43-49, Joe Hammett 47-46
1987-08-29
211Jim Ashard2146 5 2
Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
judges: Lloyd Davis 97-95, Don Thompson 98-98, Jack Batchelor 96-99
1987-05-22
197Angelo Musone18 0 0
Jesi, Marche, Italy
LKO7/10
 L 
KO
7/10
  
1987-04-28
202½Jeff Jordan200½17 6 0
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Aichi, JapanW SD12/12
 W  
SD
12/12
  
 118-114 116-112 117-118
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
1987-01-17
210½Jose Ribalta23223 4 1
Exhibition Center, Coconut Grove, Florida, USA
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Eddie Eckert
Spinks down three times
1986-08-02
211Rocky Sekorski17 5 0
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: LeRoy Benson
1986-03-22
190Dwight Muhammad Qawi18925 2 1
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USA
LTKO6/15
 L 
TKO
6/15
  
time: 2:56   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Eva Shain 45-50, Al Wilensky 45-50, John McSweeny 44-50
WBA World cruiserweight title
1985-12-13
213Kip Kane20815 1 1
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
time: 1:37   referee: Joe Cortez
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
Kane down in 1st.
1985-06-29
204Tommy Franco Thomas21834 6 0
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1985-05-09
200Tom Fischer22034 9 0
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1985-04-09
207Rick Kellar15 9 1
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:47   referee: Manuel Tolentino
1985-02-21
196Lupe Guerra189¾20 14 1
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 0:43   referee: Tom Briscoe
Guerra down in 1st, 2nd and 4th rounds.
1983-03-06
194¾Carlos De Leon18733 3 0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Arthur Mercante
1982-10-31
195Jesse Burnett178¾25 14 2
Great Gorge Resort, McAfee, New Jersey, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Larry Hazzard 116-114   judges: John Stewart 116-113, Tom Kaczmarek 117-112
vacant NABF cruiserweight title
1982-02-24
194Ivy Brown19227 12 0
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
1981-06-12
200¼Larry Holmes212½37 0 0
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
LTKO3/15
 L 
TKO
3/15
  
time: 2:34   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Harold Lederman 18-20, Rudy Ortega 19-20, Henry Elesperu 19-19
WBC World heavyweight title
1980-10-02
204½Bernardo Mercado21926 2 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO9/12
 W  
TKO
9/12
  
time: 2:52   referee: Ferd Hernandez   judges: Lou TabatAl MillerDuane Ford
Eliminator for WBC Heavyweight Title
1980-05-03
204Kevin Isaac20014 6 2
Circle Star Theatre, Redwood City, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 2:11   referee: Rudy Ortega
1980-03-08
204Eddie Lopez20417 2 1
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Harold Buck 95-94, Hal Miller 95-95, Duane Ford 94-95
Lopez has a point deducted in Round 5 for butting
1980-01-12
209Alfredo Evangelista22232 4 2
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 2:43   referee: Vincent Rainone
1979-06-24
198½Gerrie Coetzee22121 0 0
Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille, Fontvieille, Monaco
LTKO1/12
 L 
TKO
1/12
  
time: 2:03   referee: Isidro Rodriguez
Spinks was knocked down three times.
1978-09-15
201Muhammad Ali22155 3 0
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Lucien Joubert 4-10   judges: Ernie Cojoe 4-10, Herman Preis 4-11
WBA World heavyweight title
Attendance: 63,350.
On September 6, 1979 Ali announced his retirement, and the WBA title was declared vacant.
1978-02-15
197¼Muhammad Ali224¼55 2 0
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Davey Pearl   judges: Lou Tabat 145-140, Harold Buck 144-141, Art Lurie 142-143
WBC World heavyweight title
WBA World heavyweight title
Spinks subsequently stripped of WBC title as he chose to fight Muhammad Ali instead of #1 contender Ken Norton
1977-11-18
201Alfio Righetti27 0 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Buddy Basilico   judges: Art Lurie 46-44, Lou Tabat 46-44, Harold Buck 46-44
1977-10-22
194Scott LeDoux22421 6 1
Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DSD10/10
 D 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Art Lurie 46-46, Bill Kipp 45-46, Lou Tabat 47-45
1977-06-01
201¼Bruce Scott185¾10 37 1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
W KO3/8
 W  
KO
3/8
  
time: 3:02   referee: Rosarie Baillargeon
Scott down twice in 2nd and once in 3rd. Scott was a last minute replacement for George Jerome who failed to show up for the fight.
1977-05-07
200Pedro Agosto19828 8 1
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
time: 1:55   referee: Jim Reddick
1977-03-20
195Jerry McIntyre2321 2 0
Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 0:35
1977-03-05
198Peter Freeman20613 8 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 1:26   referee: Wally Thom
Freeman was a late replacement for Eddie Fenton
1977-01-15
196Bob Smith194½7 7 1
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
time: 0:20   referee: Richard Greene
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