Leon Spinks
Global ID262
birthdate 1953-07-11
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach76″   /   193cm
aliasNeon Leon
country USA
residenceSaint Louis, Missouri, USA
birth placeSaint Louis, Missouri, USA
won 26 (KO 14) + lost 17 (KO 9) + drawn 3 = 46
rounds boxed 323 KO% 30.43

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1995-12-04Fred Houpe13-3-0
A Little Bit of Texas, Saint Louis, Missouri, USALUD88
judge: Marty Bickle | judge: Dan Kirner | judge: Kevin Milligan
1995-06-19Ray Kipping1-2-1
A Little Bit of Texas, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD88
judge: Marty Bickle | judge: Steve Watkins | judge: Dennis Barbeau
1994-10-22John Carlo
Convention Center, Washington, District of Columbia, USALKO1
time: 1:09 | referee: Sylvester Stevens
1994-10-01Shane Sutcliffe10-2-0
Civic Arena, Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaLUD88
72-80 | 72-80 | 76-79
1994-06-22Eddie Curry11-18-2
Raleigh, North Carolina, USAWDQ810
referee: Bruce Foster
Believing the fight was scheduled as an 8-rounder, Curry was disqualified after not answering the bell for the 9th round.
1993-02-27James Wilder2-34-1
Davenport, Iowa, USALPTS1010
referee: Sean Curtin
1992-12-11Kevin Poindexter2-11-1
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USAWKO110
1992-09-26Kevin P Porter13-9-1
Lansing, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1992-07-24Jack Jackson1-8-0
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USAWKO310
time: 2:52
1992-06-17Rocky Bentley10-37-0
International Trade Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USAWPTS1010
1992-03-20Rick Myers11-13-1
Clarion Hotel Ballroom, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
judge: Ed Moynahan 100-88 | 99-91 | 98-93
1992-02-28Andre Crowder6-17-2
Union Hall, Countryside, Illinois, USAWSD1010
1991-11-15Lupe Guerra23-24-2
Gary, Indiana, USAWKO310
referee: Sean Curtin
1988-05-30Tony Morrison15-6-1
Marriott Hotel, Trumbull, Connecticut, USALTKO110
time: 0:33 | referee: Matt Mullaney
1988-03-18Randall Cobb32-7-1
Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USALMD1010
judge: Jerry Cook 95-95 | judge: Larry Sullivan 95-97 | judge: Paul Bumman 96-97
1987-12-20Ladislao Mijangos19-6-0
San Antonio, Texas, USALSD1010
1987-10-20Terry Mims13-15-0
Swingo´s, Cleveland, Ohio, USALSD1010
judge: Kathy Terrell 45-47 | judge: Tim Figley 43-49 | judge: Joe Hammett 47-46
1987-08-29Jim Ashard6-5-2
Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon, USADPTS1010
judge: Lloyd Davis 97-95 | judge: Don Thompson 98-98 | judge: Jack Batchelor 96-99
1987-05-22Angelo Musone18-0-0
Jesi, Marche, ItalyLKO710
1987-04-28Jeff Jordan17-6-0
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Aichi, JapanWSD1212
118-114 | 116-112 | 117-118
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
1987-01-17Jose Ribalta23-4-1
Exhibition Center, Coconut Grove, Florida, USALTKO110
time: 2:10 | referee: Eddie Eckert
Spinks down three times
1986-08-02Rocky Sekorski17-5-0
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, USALTKO610
time: 1:43 | referee: LeRoy Benson
1986-03-22Dwight Muhammad Qawi25-2-1
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USALTKO615
time: 2:56 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Eva Shain 45-50 | judge: Al Wilensky 45-50 | judge: John McSweeny 44-50
WBA World cruiserweight title
1985-12-13Kip Kane15-1-1
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USAWTKO812
time: 1:37 | referee: Joe Cortez
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
Kane down in 1st.
1985-06-29Tommy Franco Thomas34-6-0
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, California, USAWUD1010
1985-05-09Tom Fischer34-9-0
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1985-04-09Rick Kellar15-9-1
Honolulu, Hawaii, USAWTKO310
time: 2:47 | referee: Manuel Tolentino
1985-02-21Lupe Guerra20-14-1
Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO410
time: 0:43 | referee: Tom Briscoe
Guerra down in 1st, 2nd and 4th rounds.
1983-03-06Carlos De Leon33-3-0
Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALTKO610
referee: Arthur Mercante
1982-10-31Jesse Burnett25-14-2
Great Gorge Resort, McAfee, New Jersey, USAWUD1212
referee: Larry Hazzard 116-114 | judge: John Stewart 116-113 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 117-112
vacant NABF cruiserweight title
1982-02-24Ivy Brown27-12-0
Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD1010
1981-06-12Larry Holmes37-0-0
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USALTKO315
time: 2:34 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Harold Lederman 18-20 | judge: Rudy Ortega 19-20 | judge: Henry Elesperu 19-19
WBC World heavyweight title
1980-10-02Bernardo Mercado26-2-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO912
time: 2:52 | referee: Ferd Hernandez | judge: Lou Tabat | judge: Al Miller | judge: Duane Ford
Eliminator for WBC Heavyweight Title
1980-05-03Kevin Isaac14-6-2
Circle Star Theatre, Redwood City, California, USAWTKO810
time: 2:11 | referee: Rudy Ortega
1980-03-08Eddie Lopez17-2-1
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADPTS1010
referee: Mills Lane | judge: Harold Buck 95-94 | judge: Hal Miller 95-95 | judge: Duane Ford 94-95
Lopez has a point deducted in Round 5 for butting
1980-01-12Alfredo Evangelista32-4-2
Resorts International, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO510
time: 2:43 | referee: Vincent Rainone
1979-06-24Gerrie Coetzee21-0-0
Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille, Fontvieille, MonacoLTKO112
time: 2:03 | referee: Isidro Rodriguez
Spinks was knocked down three times.
1978-09-15Muhammad Ali55-3-0
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USALUD1515
referee: Lucien Joubert 4-10 | judge: Ernie Cojoe 4-10 | judge: 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.

1978-02-15Muhammad Ali55-2-0
Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWSD1515
referee: Davey Pearl | judge: Lou Tabat 145-140 | judge: Harold Buck 144-141 | judge: 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
1977-11-18Alfio Righetti27-0-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Buddy Basilico | judge: Art Lurie 46-44 | judge: Lou Tabat 46-44 | judge: Harold Buck 46-44
1977-10-22Scott LeDoux21-6-1
Aladdin Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USADSD1010
referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Art Lurie 46-46 | judge: Bill Kipp 45-46 | judge: Lou Tabat 47-45
1977-06-01Bruce Scott10-37-1
Forum, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaWKO38
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.
1977-05-07Pedro Agosto28-8-1
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO18
time: 1:55 | referee: Jim Reddick
1977-03-20Jerry McIntyre1-2-0
Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USAWKO16
time: 0:35
1977-03-05Peter Freeman13-8-0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United KingdomWKO16x3
time: 1:26 | referee: Wally Thom
Freeman was a late replacement for Eddie Fenton
1977-01-15Bob Smith7-7-1
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO56
time: 0:20 | referee: Richard Greene


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