What is Leon Spinks's full name?

Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks nickname(s):

Neon

Leon Spinks date of birth:

July 11, 1953

How old is Leon Spinks?

70

Where was Leon Spinks born?

St. Louis, Missouri

How tall is Leon Spinks?

6' 1" (185 cm)

How much does Leon Spinks weigh?

211 lbs (95.7 kg)

Leon Spinks body shape:

Athletic

What color are Leon Spinks's eyes?

Brown - Dark

What color is Leon Spinks's hair?

Brown - Dark

Leon Spinks distinctive features:

Gap-teeth Grin

Is Leon Spinks gay or straight?

Straight

What religion is Leon Spinks?

Christian

What is Leon Spinks's ethnicity?

Black

What is Leon Spinks nationality?

American

What is Leon Spinks's occupation?

Boxer & US Marine

Leon Spinks claim to fame:

Upsetting Muhammad Ali & Olympic Gold Medal

Short Biography

Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953) is an American former boxer, who had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and three draws as a professional, with 14 of those wins by knockout. In only his eighth professional bout, Spinks won the undisputed world heavyweight championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978, in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. However, he was stripped of the WBC title for fighting Ali in an unapproved rematch seven months later, which he lost by a 15-round unanimous decision. Besides being heavyweight champion and his characteristic gap-toothed grin (due to losing two and later all four of his front teeth), Spinks gained notoriety for the disaster which befell his career following the loss to Ali.