Michael Spinks

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Class of 1994
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Michael Spinks
Alias: Jinx
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 189cm
Reach: 193cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

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

Amateur Career

Spinks vs. Ryszard Pasiewicz at the 1976 Olympics
  • Amateur Record: 93-7 (35 KO)
  • 1974 National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion (156 lbs) in Denver, Colorado.
    Results:
    • Defeated Tom Werlinger on points
    • Defeated Wilber Cameron on points
  • 1976 National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion (165 lbs) in Miami, Florida.
    Results:
  • 1976 United States Olympic Trials Middleweight Champion in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Results:
  • 1976 United States Olympic Box-Offs Middleweight Champion in Burlington, Vermont.
    Results:
    • 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.
    Results:


Preceded by:
Dale Grant
National Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Champion
1974
Succeeded by:
Ray Phillips
Preceded by:
Tom Sullivan
National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion
1976
Succeeded by:
Keith Brown
Preceded by:
Vyacheslav Lemeshev
Olympic Gold Medalist
Middleweight Champion

1976
Succeeded by:
Jose Gomez


International Boxing Hall of Fame Record

International Boxing Hall of Fame Record

Professional Career

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

Professional Record

Championship Record

Notes


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