Profession: Heavyweight Boxing Champion
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.
- 1978-02-15 Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
- 1978-09-15 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
- 1981-01-16 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth
- 1981-06-12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title