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Leon Spinks

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks

Profession: Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Best known for his victory over Muhammad Ali in 1978, which is considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.

Spinks had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and three draws as a professional, with 14 of those wins by knockout.

Born: July 11, 1953
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

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