|Celebrated Name:||Leon Spinks|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Leon Spinks|
|Age:||66 years old|
|Birth Date:||11 July 1953|
|Birth Place:||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Brenda Spinks (m. 2011), Betty Spinks (m. 1988–2004), Nova Spinks|
|Children:||Yes (Cory Spinks, Darrell Spinks)|
|Profession:||American former professional boxer|
|Net Worth in 2019:||$500 thousand|
|Last Updated:||November 2019|
Sportspersons have often been eulogised due to their performances and accolades. This is partly because most sportspersons have led complicated lives, but have somehow found the strength to manage a comeback, against all the odds. They often have to inculcate such strict discipline into their lifestyle that for an average person, it would be nightmarish. These habits and disciplinary actions have often given them the mentality to perceive true greatness and have brought them well within reach of it. One such sportsperson is Leon Spinks.
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Spinks was a resident of St. Louis, Missouri and was born in the year 1953, on 11th July. Spinks faced difficulties right after being born, as he weighed less than the average weight of a healthy baby boy. This was a sign of his weak immune system. Sure enough, he almost became a victim of it when he contracted jaundice and was also diagnosed with yellow fever.
He came within inches of his life, but fought on and survived. This could have been interpreted as a sign that this boy was not ordinary, as he proved it much later on in his life. However, his weak constitution did not help him as a child, as Spinks often suffered. He was known to faint quite a lot of times and was also subjected at times to low blood pressure.
Neighbourhood gangs often picked on Spinks and his brother, Michael during their early years as they gave the vibe that they could not defend themselves. The irony of the matter is that both the brothers became great boxers later on in their lives. Spinks’ father never supported his family, as he had left when his seventh child had breathed its first in the world. Kay, Spinks’ mother, was the one who had the ultimate responsibility of taking care of her children.
She was tough and quite religious, reading passages from the Bible to them every night. She had managed to raise two children, as well as take care of herself, through her welfare assistance. Leon decided to drop schooling after his 10th grade and had opted for a life in the military. However, it was not to be, as his earlier habits did not allow him to adjust to military life.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 11 July 1953, Leon Spinks is 66 years old as of today’s date 5th November 2019. His height is 1.85 m tall, and weight is 100 kg.
Leon Spinks was unable to adjust to his life at the marine boot camp and decided to join the boxing team. After a few years, he was called by many to be the absolute best amateur boxer, since he had lost only seven bouts. Moreover, he had knocked his opponents out at least 130 times.
Spinks then became a professional boxer, marking his debut with a win, after five rounds. He had fought only 31 shots in total but was given an opportunity of a lifetime, as he was scheduled to face Muhammad Ali, his idol for the championship. In the greatest upset of boxing, Spinks won and went on to carve a niche for himself as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Awards and Achievements
Spinks won the bronze medal at the World Games held in 1974. A silver medal followed this at Pan-American Games and a gold medal at the Summer Olympics. He then dethroned Muhammad Ali to win the world championship in 1978.
Net Worth & Salary of Leon Spinks in 2019
Leon Spinks has since fallen on hard times, and so has his net worth. He is currently worth at around $500 thousand as of November 2019.
Despite his hard life, Leon Spinks continued to fight for what he believed to be deserving of him. That fire drove him to be a world champion.