|Real Name/Full Name
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|13 July 1956
|67 years old
|In Centimetres – 189 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 21″
|In Kilograms – 110 Kg
In Pounds – 242 lbs
|Father –Leon Spinks Sr.
Mother –Kay Francis Spinks
Michael Spinks is a former American professional boxer, who took part in challenges from 1977 to 1988. He has competed in light heavyweight world championships from 1983 to 1985 and has taken part in linear heavyweight championships from 1985 to 1988. He also won a gold medal in the Midweight Division at the Summer Olympics in 1976.
In his first thirty-one professional years of fighting, Michael appeared undefeated and had overcome several renowned competitions to accomplish this goal. Michael was invited and welcomed to the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was even categorized as the ten biggest lightweight heavy boxers ever by the International Boxing Research Organization. He was regarded as the undeniable light heavyweight king in boxing.
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Biography and Early Life
Michael Spinks was born on 13 July 1956 in the city of St Louis which is situated in Missouri. Michael has had a very tough upbringing since a very early age. When he was young, he had to go through constant bullying and threatening. The neighborhood was dangerous, packed with gangsters and killings.
Spinks’s elder brother, Leon Spinks was frequently targeted and attacked on the roads. Michael got very annoyed of this constant torture. This feeling motivated him to study boxing which he did in one of the gyms within the city. Michael vented out his anger through boxing.
In the year 1974, he had his first fight in the Golden Gloves Middleweight Championship and also his first winning game by defeating his rival, Wilber Cameron. In 1975, he participated in the National AAU 165lb Championship and won the game undoubtedly. He was awarded with a silver medal for winning the game. In the very next year, he competed against Lamont Kirkland in the Mid-weight National Golden Gloves Championship and brought home another winning streak.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Michael Spinks in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Spinks’s age is 67 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 13 July 1956. Though, he is 6′ 21″ in feet and inches and 189 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 242 lbs in Pound and 110kg in Kilograms.
Michael Spinks never got the chance to go to a proper school. He was always home-schooled by his mother, Kay Spink. His father left the family unsupported when Spinks was just four years old. Leon the older son of the family was not as responsible as Michael was. Michael had decided to take care of his family. He started learning boxing in one of the gyms located in the city itself.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Michael Spinks has managed to keep his personal life away from social media. But according to the information gathered from various sources, he secretly got married to a dancer named Sandy Massey and the pair even had a daughter whose name is Michelle Spinks. Unfortunately, his wife met with a serious motor accident and died on the spot leaving Spinks to raise their kid alone.
Is Michael Spinks Gay?
There are no reports that state the boxer is interested in any homosexual relationship. He is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation is. He was married to Sandy Massey and has a child named, Michelle Spinks.
Michael Spinks’s professional boxing career is extremely successful with a 93-7 record and 35 knockouts. In the year 1974, Michael won his first-ever fight which was against Wilber Cameron which took place in Denver, and won the 156 pounds Golden Gloves Light Mid-weight Championship. The following years he participated in multiple fights and also managed to keep his winning streaks intact.
The year 1981 was a remarkable year for him as he won his first-ever title fight against Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. He was acknowledged by the World Boxing Association for his astounding competitive presentation and boxing techniques. His name was published in the headlines of the reputed newspaper as he added an additional twenty-five pounds and competed in the heavyweight division. Along with immense success, he also had to face defeats.
Larry Holmes was able to defeat Spinks because he was not in the position to make necessary defensive moves. He was also defeated in a session of ninety-one seconds by Mike Tyson in the year 1988. These defeats did not discourage Spinks, instead, he worked harder to improve his skills.
The first siblings to win the Olympic Gold Medal in boxing which was coincidentally held in the same year were Michael and his brother Leon Spinks. They are the first siblings to have given the title of the ‘World’s Professional Boxers’. Throughout his boxing career, he received numerous medals. Michael Spinks was announced ‘Light Middleweight (156 lb)’ winner in the year 1974 at the National Golden Gloves Championship.
He also won the 1976 Mid-weight (165 pounds) National Golden Gloves Championship award which was held in Florida, Miami. He was awarded the Gold medal at the twenty-one Summer Olympics which took place in Montreal, Canada.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Spinks in 2024
Michael Spinks is a famous American boxer who has played multiple boxes and has gathered considerable wealth in many championships. Throughout his career, he has received numerous amateur boxing entries and several prizes. He is believed to have an estimation of $6 million as of 2024. The decision of learning boxing and the way it brought success gave Spinks huge satisfaction. He is remembered as a fighter and a star who has developed a memorable boxing spot in the future.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Michael Spinks is a famous American boxer who has played multiple boxes and has gathered considerable wealth in many championships. Throughout his career, he has received numerous amateur boxing entries and several prizes. Right now he is more focused in making his students better in the boxing field. Hope to see his students match up to his level.