Michael Spinks

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Michael Spinks
Class of 1994
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Michael Spinks
Alias: Jinx
Born: 1956-07-13
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 2½″   /   189cm
Reach: 76″   /   193cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Butch Lewis
Trainer: Eddie Futch
Cut Man: Jimmy Glenn
Michael Spinks Gallery

Michael Spinks is the brother of Leon Spinks, the uncle of Leon Calvin and Cory Spinks, and the great-uncle of Leon Spinks III.

Amateur Career

Spinks vs. Ryszard Pasiewicz at the 1976 Olympics
  • Amateur Record: 93-7 (35 KO)
  • 1974 National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Championship (156 lbs) in Denver, Colorado vs. Wilber Cameron.
  • 1976 National Golden Gloves Middleweight Championship (165 lbs) in Miami, Florida vs. Lamont Kirkland.
  • 1976 Middleweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Preceded by:
Dale Grant
National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion
Succeeded by:
Ray Phillips
Preceded by:
Tom Sullivan
National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion
Succeeded by:
Keith Brown
Preceded by:
Vyacheslav Lemeshev
Olympic Gold Medalist
Middleweight Champion

Succeeded by:
Jose Gomez

Professional Career

Spinks vs. Larry Holmes in 1985 for the IBF heavyweight title

Preceded by:
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
1981 Jul 18 – 1985 Sep 21
Succeeded by:
Marvin Johnson
Preceded by:
Dwight Braxton
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1983 Mar 18 – 1985 Sep 21
Succeeded by:
JB Williamson
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
1984 Feb 25 – 1985 Sep 21
Succeeded by:
Slobodan Kacar
Preceded by:
Larry Holmes
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1985 Sep 21 – 1987 Feb 26
Succeeded by:
Tony Tucker