Leon Spinks Record & Stats

Leon Spinks Record & Stats

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Leon Spinks (Neon) was an American professional boxer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. on July 11, 1953. Spinks made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 against Bob Smith on January 15, 1977. He was a heavyweight world champion. Spinks died on February 5, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

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St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
“Neon”
Born
Jul 11, 1953
Died
Feb 5, 2021 (68 years)
Debut
Jan 15, 1977
Record
26-17-3
Rounds
323
KO Pct
30.4%
Height
185 cm
Reach
193 cm
Ape Index
8 cm
Stance
Orthodox
Last Fight
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Leon Spinks' boxing record and stats summarized in an infographic
Leon Spinks' record and stats summarized in an infographic

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      Leon Spinks Record

      In a career spanning 18 years and 10 months, Leon Spinks fought 46 times with 26 wins, 17 losses, and 3 draws. By his last professional fight on December 4, 1995, Spinks' record stood at 26-17-3 (14 KOs). In total, he fought 323 rounds of professional boxing in 46 bouts.

      Total Fights46
      Wins26
      Losses17
      Draws3
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins14
      Total Title Wins3
      Title Defenses0
      Title-Fight KO Wins0
      Losses via KO9
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      46Dec 4, 199542Fred HoupeLossUD
      45Jun 19, 199541Ray KippingWinUD
      44Oct 22, 199441John CarloLossKO1
      43Oct 1, 199441Shane SutcliffeLossUD
      42Jun 22, 199440Eddie CurryWinDQ
      41Feb 27, 199339James WilderLossPTS
      40Dec 11, 199239Kevin PoindexterWinKO1
      39Sep 26, 199239Kevin PorterLossPTS
      38Jul 24, 199239Jack JacksonWinKO3
      37Jun 17, 199238Rocky BentleyWinPTS
      36Mar 20, 199238Rick MyersWinUD
      35Feb 28, 199238Andre CrowderWinSD
      34Nov 15, 199138Lupe GuerraWinKO3
      33May 30, 198834Tony MorrisonLossTKO1
      32Mar 18, 198834Randall CobbLossMD
      31Dec 20, 198734Ladislao MijangosLossSD
      30Oct 20, 198734Terry MimsLossSD
      29Aug 29, 198734Jim AshardDrawSD
      28May 22, 198733Angelo MusoneLossKO7
      27Apr 28, 198733Jeff JordanWinSD
      26Jan 17, 198733 José RibaltaLossTKO1
      25Aug 2, 198633Rocky SekorskiLossTKO6
      24Mar 22, 198632 Dwight Muhammad Qawi LossTKO6
      23Dec 13, 198532Kip KaneWinTKO8
      22Jun 29, 198531Tom Franco ThomasWinUD
      21May 9, 198531Tom FischerWinUD
      20Apr 9, 198531Rick KellarWinTKO2
      19Feb 21, 198531Lupe GuerraWinTKO4
      18Mar 6, 198329 Carlos de LeónLossRTD6
      17Oct 31, 198229Jesse BurnettWinUD
      16Feb 24, 198228Ivy BrownWinUD
      15Jun 12, 198127 Larry Holmes LossTKO3
      14Oct 2, 198027Bernardo MercadoWinTKO9
      13May 3, 198026Kevin IsaacWinTKO8
      12Mar 8, 198026Eddie LópezDrawSD
      11Jan 12, 198026 Alfredo EvangelistaWinKO5
      10Jun 24, 197925Gerrie CoetzeeLossTKO1
      9Sep 15, 197825 Muhammad Ali LossUD
      8Feb 15, 197824 Muhammad Ali WinSD
      7Nov 18, 197724Alfio RighettiWinUD
      6Oct 22, 197724Scott LeDouxDrawSD
      5Jun 1, 197723Bruce ScottWinKO3
      4May 7, 197723Pedro AgostoWinKO1
      3Mar 20, 197723Jerry McIntyreWinKO1
      2Mar 5, 197723Peter FreemanWinKO1
      1Jan 15, 197723Bob SmithWinTKO5

      Leon Spinks Stats

      Leon Spinks was 185 cm tall (6' 0.83") with a reach of 193 cm (6' 3.98"). He used to fight out of the orthodox stance and presented an ape-index of 8 cm (3.15"). Spinks had a 50% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Leon Spinks was active from from 1977 to 1995. He started boxing professionally at 23 years of age; Spinks debuted against Bob Smith on January 15, 1977, and defeated Smith via 5th round TKO.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on February 15, 1978 after 7 professional fights against Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles. Spinks defeated Ali via 15 round split-decision to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.

      Spinks' notable victories include wins over Muhammad Ali, Alfredo Evangelista, Rick Kellar, Bernardo Mercado, Lupe Guerra, Kevin Poindexter, and Kevin Isaac. For a complete list of Spinks' best performances refer to Leon Spinks' best fights.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Fred Houpe at 42 years of age, on December 4, 1995. Spinks lost the fight via 8 round unanimous decision.

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