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Ali vs. Spinks II: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Muhammad Ali (The Greatest) challenges Leon Spinks' (Neon) WBA and The Ring heavyweight belts. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

36
Oct 29, 1960
55-3
23
37 (63.8%)
191 cm
198 cm
7 cm
Orthodox
Feb 15, 1978
7m
-1
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
25
Jan 15, 1977
7-0-1
1
5 (62.5%)
185 cm
193 cm
8 cm
Orthodox
Feb 15, 1978
7m
2
WBAWBCTheRing
HV
w2
d12
HV
w2
d19
HV
w2
d19
WBAWBCTheRing
HV
w1
HV
w1
HV
w1
heavyweight
Friday, 15 Sep 1978
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
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Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks II

Date

This fight between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks took place on at the Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 191 cm, Muhammad Ali is the taller of the two by 6 cms; Leon Spinks is 185 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 198 cm, Ali also has reach advantage of 5 cms over Spinks' 193 cm. Spinks has a 1 cm ape index advantage over Ali.

Ali is coming in to this fight with a record of 55-3 (37 KOs). His last fight was 7 months ago against Leon Spinks, which he lost via 15 round split decision.

Leon Spinks' boxing career

Spinks comes in with an undefeated record of 7-0-1 (5 KOs). His last fight was 7 months ago against Muhammad Ali, which he won via 15 round split decision.

Muhammad Ali's boxing career

Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Ali will be 36 years and 7 months old. Spinks will be 25 years and 2 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 52-48 in favor of Muhammad Ali. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Ali vs Spinks II.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Muhammad Ali may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Spinks stops Ali early.

Result

Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks via 15 round UD. Spinks' undefeated record comes to an end, and Ali gets on a new winning streak. Ali is now 56-3, and Spinks 7-1-1.

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