Name: Michael Spinks
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Height: 6′ 2½″ / 189cm
Reach: 76″ / 193cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Butch Lewis
Trainer: Eddie Futch
Cut Man: Jimmy Glenn
Michael Spinks Gallery
- Amateur Record: 93-7 (35 KO)
- 1974 National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion (156 lbs) in Denver, Colorado.
- Defeated Tom Werlinger on points
- Defeated Wilber Cameron on points
- 1976 National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion (165 lbs) in Miami, Florida.
- Defeated Ron Brown on points
- Defeated Lamont Kirkland DQ 3
- 1976 United States Olympic Trials Middleweight Champion in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 1976 United States Olympic Box-Offs Middleweight Champion in Burlington, Vermont.
- Lost to Keith Broom on points 1-4
- Defeated Keith Broom KO 1
- 1976 Middleweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
| National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion
| National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion
| Olympic Gold Medalist
- Has a record of 14-1 (9 KO) in World Title fights.
- Has a record of 7-1 (2 KO) against former world titleists.
- Won against Murray Sutherland (twice), Marvin Johnson, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Larry Holmes (twice).
- Lost against Mike Tyson.
- Spinks defeated Eddie Mustafa Muhammad by a fifteen-round unanimous decision to win the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship on July 18, 1981.
- Spinks defeated WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi by a fifteen-round unanimous decision to become the Undisputed World Light Heavyweight Champion on March 18, 1983.
- Spinks defeated Larry Holmes by a fifteen-round unanimous decision to win the IBF Heavyweight Championship on September 21, 1985.
- Spinks became the first reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
- The Ring Magazine named Spinks vs. Holmes I Upset of the Year for 1985.
- KO Magazine named Spinks Fighter of the Year for 1985.
- On February 28, 1987, Spinks was stripped of the IBF Heavyweight Championship for refusing to fight #1 contender Tony Tucker. Don King won the right to promote a Spinks-Tucker title fight with a purse bid of $711,000. In the case of a purse bid, the purse is divided 75 percent to 25 percent in favor of the champion. That would mean $533,250 for Spinks. Instead of fighting Tucker, Spinks fought Gerry Cooney for a purse of $4 million.
- Spinks knocked out Conney in five rounds on June 15, 1987. The fight was considered a world title fight by The Ring Magazine and more than a dozen state commissions.
- WBA/WBC/IBF Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson knocked out Spinks in one round on June 27, 1988.
- Spinks was the Lineal World Heavyweight Champion from the time he defeated Holmes until his loss to Tyson.
- Spinks announced his retirement from boxing on July 27, 1988.
- The Ring Magazine named Spinks the third greatest light heavyweight of all-time in 2002.
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
| WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
1981 Jul 18 – 1985 Sep 21
| WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1983 Mar 18 – 1985 Sep 21
| IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
1984 Feb 25 – 1985 Sep 21
| IBF Heavyweight Champion
1985 Sep 21 – 1987 Feb 26