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Michael Spinks
Global ID1286
sexmale
birthdate 1956-07-13
divisionlight heavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 2½″   /   189cm
reach76″   /   193cm
aliasJinx
country USA
residenceSaint Louis, Missouri, USA
birth placeSaint Louis, Missouri, USA
won 31 (KO 21) + lost 1 (KO 1) + drawn 0 = 32
rounds boxed 226 KO% 65.63
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1988-06-27Mike Tyson34-0-0
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALKO112
time: 1:31 | referee: Frank Cappuccino | judge: Eva Shain | judge: John Stewart | judge: Rocky Castellani
WBC World heavyweight title (supervisor: Elias Ghanem)
WBA World heavyweight title (supervisor: James Binns)
IBF World heavyweight title (supervisor: Bill Brennan)
1987-06-15Gerry Cooney28-1-0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO515
time: 2:51 | referee: Frank Cappuccino | judge: Harold Lederman 37-39 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 38-38 | judge: John Stewart 39-37
Advertised as for World heavyweight Title
1986-09-06Steffen Tangstad24-1-2
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO415
time: 0:58 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Dalby Shirley 29-27 | judge: Charley Spina 30-26 | judge: Phil Newman 29-27
IBF World heavyweight title
1986-04-19Larry Holmes48-1-0
Las Vegas Hilton, Hilton Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1515
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Joe Cortez 141-144 | judge: Frank Brunette 144-141 | judge: Jerry Roth 144-142
IBF World heavyweight title
1985-09-21Larry Holmes48-0-0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1515
referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Lawrence Wallace 145-142 | judge: Dave Moretti 143-142 | judge: 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

1985-06-06Jim MacDonald16-0-0
Riviera Hotel & Casino, SuperStar Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO815
time: 1:30 | referee: Davey Pearl | judge: Dave Moretti 70-60 | judge: Dalby Shirley 70-61 | judge: 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.
1985-02-23David Sears16-0-1
Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO312
time: 1:02 | referee: Larry Hazzard | judge: Joe O'Neil 20-19 | judge: Joe Santarpia 18-20 | judge: Stuart Winston 18-20
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
IBF World light heavyweight title
1984-02-25Eddie Davis27-3-1
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1212
referee: Frank Cappuccino | judge: Joe Cortez 119-109 | judge: Carol Castellano 115-114 | judge: 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)
1983-11-25Oscar Rivadeneyra18-0-0
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaWTKO1015
time: 1:42 | referee: Joe Cortez 89-82 | judge: Nicasio L. Drake 88-85 | judge: Isidro Rodriguez 89-86
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1983-03-18Dwight Muhammad Qawi19-1-1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1515
referee: Larry Hazzard | judge: Frank Cappuccino 144-141 | judge: Tony Perez 144-141 | judge: Tony Castellano 144-140
WBC World light heavyweight title
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-09-18Johnny Davis13-3-0
Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO915
time: 2:27 | referee: Larry Hazzard | judge: Paul Cavalier 79-73 | judge: Frank Cappuccino 79-74 | judge: Vincent Rainone 78-73
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-06-12Jerry Celestine24-6-1
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO815
time: 1:58 | referee: Jimmy Rondeau | judge: Eva Shain 68-65 | judge: Harry Cecchini 68-65 | judge: Ismael Wiso Fernandez 68-65
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-04-11Murray Sutherland32-6-0
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO815
time: 1:24 | referee: Zach Clayton | judge: Sam Sangis 69-66 | judge: Larry Hazzard 67-66 | judge: Vincent Rainone 68-65
WBA World light heavyweight title
1982-02-13Mustafa Wasajja24-0-1
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO615
time: 1:36 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Humberto Figueroa 50-46 | judge: Cesar Ramos 50-46 | judge: Waldemar Schmidt 50-45
WBA World light heavyweight title
1981-11-07Vonzell Johnson22-2-0
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO715
time: 1:13 | referee: Larry Hazzard | judge: Eva Shain 58-56 | judge: Paul Cavalier 59-55 | judge: Frank Cappuccino 59-55
WBA World light heavyweight title
1981-07-18Eddie Mustafa Muhammad38-5-1
Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1515
referee: Richard Greene | judge: Duane Ford 146-138 | judge: Lou Tabat 144-140 | judge: Chuck Minker 145-139
WBA World light heavyweight title
1981-03-28Marvin Johnson27-4-0
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO410
time: 1:22 | referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Frank Brunette | judge: Milo Savage
1981-01-24Willie Taylor12-8-3
Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO810
time: 2:40 | referee: Charlie Sgrillo
1980-10-18Yaqui Lopez49-10-0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO710
time: 0:46 | referee: Vincent Rainone 4-2 | judge: Richard F. Murry 4-2 | judge: Eva Shain 3-3
Lopez was knocked down once in the 7th round
1980-08-02David Conteh9-6-1
Centroplex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USAWTKO910
time: 2:35
1980-05-04Murray Sutherland17-4-0
Kiamesha Lake, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony Perez 7-2 | judge: Harold Lederman 7-3 | judge: Eva Shain 9-1
Sutherland was knocked down in the 8th round. Referee Tony Perez scored it Spinks-7, Sutherland-2, 1 Even.
1980-02-24Ramon Ranquello15-6-2
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
referee: Tony Perez
The referee stopped the bout after the 6th round, on advice of the ringside physician
1980-02-01Johnny Wilburn17-7-0
Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWUD88
1979-11-24Marc Hans9-10-0
Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, Minnesota, USAWTKO1
1978-12-15Eddie Phillips5-10-0
Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York, USAWKO48
time: 1:33
1978-02-15Tom Bethea22-18-3
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD88
1977-10-22Gary Summerhays28-12-3
Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD88
1977-09-13Ray Elson15-2-0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWKO18
time: 0:51
1977-08-23Jasper Brisbane5-0-1
Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO26
time: 2:56 | referee: Ozzie Sadler
1977-06-01Joe Borden20-9-2
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO26
time: 2:20 | referee: Guy Jutras
1977-05-07Luis Rodriguez7-3-0
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD66
1977-04-16Eddie Benson2-4-0
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO16
time: 2:55

 
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