Michael Spinks
Michael Spinks
Celebrated Name: Michael Spinks
Real Name/Full Name: Michael Spinks
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: July 13, 1956
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 2 1/2 in (189 cm)
Weight: 110 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Sandy Massey (m. ?–1983)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Michelle Spinks
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Michael Spinks Gay?: No
Profession: Boxer
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $200 thousand
Last Updated: April 2024

Michael Spinks is a US former professional boxer who contested between 1977 and 1988. From 1983 to 1985, he participated in world championships in the light heavyweight category, and from 1985 to 1988, he contested in championships that involved the lineal heavyweight. He was awarded a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the mid-weight division.

His brother, Leon Spinks, has been the former world heavyweight champion. His uncle, named Cory Spinks has been a former light-middleweight and welterweight champion.

Michael remained unbeaten in his first thirty-one professional level fights and had defeated several renowned boxes to reach this target. He became an undisputed light heavyweight boxing champion.

Michael got inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and International Boxing Hall of Fame. The International Boxing Research Organization ranked him amongst the ten greatest light heavyweight boxers of all time.

Maybe you know about Michael Spinks very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Michael Spinks’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Michael Spinks was born in St Louis, Missouri. In 1976, his residence, “Pruitt-Igoe housing estate,” got demolished. Michael has a tough childhood. He experienced intimidation and harassment when he was young. After when his brother, Leon, got attacked, he began to learn boxing lessons at one of the gyms in that area.

Michael expressed his talent as a boxer. In 1974, he participated in the Golden Gloves Middleweight Championship and won by defeating his opponent, “Wilber Cameron.” In 1975, he was awarded the silver medal for participating in the National AAU 165 lb championship. In 1976, he defeated Lamont Kirkland to reach to the winning position in the National Golden Gloves Mid-weight category.

Personal Life

Michael Spinks got married to Sandy Massey. The couple had a daughter named Michelle. She was born on December 3, 1980. Unfortunately, in 1983, Massey met a severe motor accident and died.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 13, 1956, Michael Spinks is 67 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. His height is 6 ft 2 1/2  tall, and his weight is 110 kg.


Michael Spinks has a highly successful amateur boxing career with a 93-7 record, and 35 knockouts. He turned into a professional in 1977. Michael also won his first-ever title fight in the year 1981 when he beat Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. For his incredible performance and technique, he was honored with the light heavyweight title by World Boxing Association.

In September 1985, he made history by adding 25 pounds of weight and competed in the heavyweight category. He was beaten against Larry Holmes due to being unable to make the necessary defense. Further, in June 1988, he got defeated by Mike Tyson in a 91 seconds session. Later, Michael returned from professional-level boxing.

In 1974, Michael won the 156-pound Golden Gloves Light Mid-weight Championship by beating Wilber Cameron in a match played in Denver, Colorado. In the following year, he received the Silver Medal in the National AAU 165-pound competition. He lost to Tom Sullivan in three rounds in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1976, he bounced back in the National Golden Gloves Middleweight championship and achieved a three-round victory in Miami, Florida. In the same year, he was successful in winning the US Olympic Trials Mid-weight Championship that took place in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Awards & Achievements

Michael and his brother “Leon Spinks” became the first brothers to have won the Olympic gold medals in boxing that held in the same year. They are the first brothers to have won the titles as “world’s professional boxers.” In 1994, Michael for initiated into the “International Boxing Hall of Fame.”

Some of the other awards that he has received in his entire boxing career are as follows:

Michael Spinks won the National Golden Gloves Championship under the category “Light Middleweight (156 lb.)” in 1974.

He won the National Golden Gloves Championship Mid-weight (165 lb.) held in Miami, Florida, in 1976.

He again won the Mid-weight Gold Medal for the US at the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, in 1976.

In July 1976, he won Gold at the XXI Summer Olympics under Mid-weight (165 lbs) category in Montreal, Canada

Net Worth & Salary of Michael Spinks in 2024

Michael Spinks Net Worth
Michael Spinks Net Worth

Michael Spinks is a popular US boxer who has played in several championships so far and amassed huge wealth. He has won amateur boxing titles multiple times, and several awards during his career. His net worth is calculated to be $200 thousand as of April 2024.

Michael Spinks has a rewarding professional level boxing career. Throughout his professional level boxing career of 11 years from 1977 to 1988, he has fought 33 fights and has won 32 of them. His only defeat was against Mike Tyson in 1988, after which he took retirement from a professional career. He is recognized as a valuable boxer and a Star who created a memorable place in boxing that will be cherished for years to come.


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