Michael Spinks Record & Stats

Michael Spinks Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 11 years and 2 months, Michael Spinks fought 32 times with 31 wins and a single loss. By his last professional fight on June 27, 1988, Spinks' boxing record stood at 31-1 (21 KO wins, 1 KO loss).

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St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
“Jinx”
Born
Jul 22, 1956
Age
66
Debut
Apr 16, 1977
Record
31-1
Rounds
226
KOs
21 (65.6%)
Height
185 cm
Reach
193 cm
Ape Index
8 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Michael Spinks' record and stats
Michael Spinks' Record

      Michael Spinks (Jinx) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. on July 22, 1956. Spinks made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on April 16, 1977. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 66 years old, and will be turning 67 in 5 months and 18 days. Spinks is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights32
      Wins31
      Losses1
      Draws0
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins21
      Total Title Wins6
      Title Defenses13
      Title-Fight KO Wins10
      Losses via KO1
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      32Jun 27, 198831 Mike Tyson LossKO1
      31Jun 15, 198730 Gerry Cooney WinTKO5
      30Sep 6, 198630Steffen Tangstad WinTKO4
      29Apr 19, 198629 Larry Holmes WinSD
      28Sep 21, 198529 Larry Holmes WinUD
      27Jun 6, 198528Jim MacDonald WinTKO8
      26Feb 23, 198528David Sears WinTKO3
      25Feb 25, 198427 Eddie Davis WinUD
      24Nov 25, 198327Oscar Rivadeneyra WinTKO10
      23Mar 18, 198326 Dwight Muhammad Qawi WinUD
      22Sep 18, 198226Johnny Davis WinTKO9
      21Jun 12, 198225Jerry Celestine WinTKO8
      20Apr 11, 198225Murray Sutherland WinTKO8
      19Feb 13, 198225Mustafa Wassaja WinTKO6
      18Nov 7, 198125Vonzell Johnson WinTKO7
      17Jul 18, 198124Eddie Mustafa Muhammad WinUD
      16Mar 28, 198124 Marvin JohnsonWinKO4
      15Jan 24, 198124Willie TaylorWinTKO8
      14Oct 18, 198024Yaqui LopezWinTKO7
      13Aug 2, 198024David ContehWinTKO9
      12May 4, 198023Murray SutherlandWinUD
      11Feb 24, 198023Ramon RanquelloWinTKO6
      10Feb 1, 198023Johnny WilburnWinUD
      9Nov 24, 197923Marc HansWinTKO1
      8Dec 15, 197822Eddie PhillipsWinKO4
      7Feb 15, 197821Tom BetheaWinUD
      6Oct 22, 197721Gary SummerhaysWinUD
      5Sep 13, 197721Ray ElsonWinKO1
      4Aug 23, 197721Jasper BrisbaneWinTKO2
      3Jun 1, 197720Joe BordenWinKO2
      2May 7, 197720Luis RodriguezWinUD
      1Apr 16, 197720Eddie BensonWinTKO1

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      Statistics

      Michael Spinks is 185 cm tall (6' 0.83") with a reach of 193 cm (6' 3.98"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 8 cm (3.15"). Spinks has a 65.6% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Michael Spinks' professional boxing career spanned more than 11 years — from 1977 to 1988.

      Spinks made his debut against Eddie Benson at the age of 20 on April 16, 1977, defeating Benson via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 30 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.

      Spinks had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on July 18, 1981 after 16 professional fights, against Eddie Mustafa Muhammad for the light-heavyweight WBA title. He defeated Muhammad via 15 round unanimous decision to become the light-heavyweight champion of the world.

      He was a two-time undisputed light-heavyweight world champion, and has won six world titles at 2 weight classes. For all the details about Spinks' world title wins and defenses refer to "Michael Spinks World Titles".

      Some of Spinks' best fights and notable victories include wins over Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Larry Holmes, David Sears, Steffen Tangstad, Jim MacDonald, Oscar Rivadeneyra, and Mustafa Wassaja.

      Michael Spinks had just a single loss in his professional boxing career. He suffered his first loss against Mike Tyson via 1st round KO on June 27, 1988, which ended his 31-fight win streak. Tyson is the only boxer to beat Spinks. For more details about this defeat, refer to "All of Michael Spinks' losses".

      His last professional fight was for the heavyweight undisputed championship title against fellow American boxer Mike Tyson on June 27, 1988. Spinks lost the fight via 1st round KO, and lost his The Ring title. It's been 34 years, 7 months, and 8 days since this fight.

      Spinks retired from professional boxing with a record of 31-1, which included 21 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 6 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1994.

      Career Highlights

      Michael Spinks fought a total of 32 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

        A 24-year old Michael Spinks (16-0, 11 KO) had his first world title fight against Eddie Mustafa Muhammad for Muhammad's WBA light-heavyweight belt.

        Spinks defeated Muhammad via 15th round unanimous decision to win the WBA light-heavyweight title.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi

        A 26-year old Michael Spinks (22-0, 16 KO) faced Dwight Muhammad Qawi, who was 30 years old with a record of 19-1-1 in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout. Qawi was on a 18-fight win streak with 12 KO wins. Spinks was the taller of the two by 15 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage.

        Spinks defeated Qawi via 15 round unanimous decision to win the WBC and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles and retain the WBA light-heavyweight title.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Eddie Davis

        A 27-year old Michael Spinks (24-0, 17 KO) faced Eddie Davis, who was 32 years old with a record of 27-3-1 in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout. Davis was on a four-fight win streak with 17 KO wins. Spinks was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 15 cm reach advantage.

        Spinks defeated Davis via 12 round unanimous decision to win the IBF light-heavyweight title and retain the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Michael Spinks vs. David Sears

        A 28-year old Michael Spinks (25-0, 17 KO) faced David Sears in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Spinks defeated Sears via 3rd round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Jim MacDonald

        A 28-year old Michael Spinks (26-0, 18 KO) faced Jim MacDonald in a undisputed light-heavyweight championship bout.

        Spinks defeated MacDonald via 8th round TKO to retain the WBA, WBC, IBF, and Ring Magazine light-heavyweight titles.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Larry Holmes

        A 29-year old Michael Spinks (27-0, 19 KO) faced an undefeated Larry Holmes, who was 35 years old with a record of 48-0. Holmes was on a 48-fight win streak with 34 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage over Spinks.

        Spinks defeated Holmes via 15 round unanimous decision to win the IBF and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles. He handed Holmes the first loss of his career, and put an end to Holmes' 48-fight win streak.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Larry Holmes II

        In an immediate rematch, a 29-year old Michael Spinks (28-0, 19 KO) faced Larry Holmes, who was now 36 years old with a record of 48-1 in a heavyweight title defense fight. Holmes had lost to Spinks in their last fight, and was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage over Spinks.

        Spinks defeated Holmes via 15 round split-decision to retain the IBF and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

      • Michael Spinks vs. Steffen Tangstad

        A 30-year old Michael Spinks (29-0, 19 KO) faced Steffen Tangstad in a heavyweight title defense fight.

        Spinks defeated Tangstad via 4th round TKO to retain the IBF and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles.

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