Yesterday, it was reported that former Boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World Leon Spinks is in the hospital. In 1978, Mr. Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for the World Heavyweight Championship, in what was a shocking upset. In terms of boxing history, at that time, he became the fastest pugilist to win the championship, having had fought in just eight bouts.
Over the last two years in Las Vegas, we have seen Leon Spinks at a variety of boxing events. At these events, fans of the sweet science have given Leon praise. He is a very nice gentleman to be around.
Leon’s wife Brenda Glur Spinks and his son Leon Spinks III, a boxer as well, have asked for prayers at this time.
Prayers sent. We wish Leon and his family the very best at this challenging time.