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LEON SPINKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Leon Spinks Hospitalized After Swallowing Chicken Bone

Leon Spinks is in a Nevada hospital following a bizarre chicken wing related injury. The former boxing legend has an affinity for chicken wings, which led to his nickname among friends as ‘the chicken wing king’. During a recent chicken wing meal Spinks accidentally swallowed a bone which got stuck in his intestine. Spinks  has already undergone two surgeries  and is scheduled...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Spinks fighting a different battle

LAS VEGAS (AP) Mr. T was his bodyguard, which right away tells you something about Leon Spinks and his brief yet wildly entertaining stint as the heavyweight champion of the world. Someone had to keep watch over Leon and his full length fur coat. Someone had to know where his false front teeth were, and Mr. T and his gold chains had yet to make it big in television. Ah, yes, the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS -- Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems. The 61-year-old boxer who catapulted to fame by beating Muhammad Ali in 1978 had the second surgery in recent days after complications from the first emergency surgery. His wife updated The Associated Press on her husband's condition, saying '&...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (AP) Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems. The 61-year-old boxer who catapulted to fame by beating Muhammad Ali in 1978 had the second surgery in recent days after complications from the first emergency surgery. His wife updated The Associated Press on her husband's condition, saying '...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Fights returns May 24 with local prospects, and Leon Spinks III

With two fight cards under its belt this year, Bobby D Presents will now stage its biggest event to date this year on Friday, May 24th, when “San Diego Fights” makes its debut at the historic Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  Known for its all-action bouts filled with explosive match-ups, Bobby DePhilippis guarantees that the upcoming card, the first of seven exciting...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Video preview: Carlos Molina vs. Cory Spinks on Friday Night Fights

The February 1 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature two top Junior Middleweight contenders --The Ring Magazine’s no. 7, ESPN.com’s no. 8 ranked Junior Middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) and former Junior Middleweight titlist and former undisputed Welterweight Champion Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (39-7, 11...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bundrage-Spinks II complete results, fight night photos, quotes & more

Cornelius “K9” Bundrage defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Middleweight World Championship for the second time against Cory Spinks, the man he won it from nearly two years ago.  In a rough-and-tumble fight, Bundrage dropped Spinks four times en route to a seventh-round technical knockout. Right here, find the complete results from the Showtime tripleheader...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Hearns, Spinks, Chuvalo & More at Vegas Fan Fest on Saturday

Five-division world champion Thomas “Hit Man” Hearns will join former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, and former top heavyweight contenders Earnie Shavers, Chuck Wepner and George Chuvalo, at a special autograph fan festival, This Saturday, February 18, in the lobby of the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nev., from Noon to 2 p.m. PT. The fighters, who are in town to attend...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy birthday to Ali, a true champ

By the time I became aware of boxing, Muhammad Ali was a mere shell of his former self, plodding through bouts with Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and Trever Berbick. It would be much later when I truly understood the legend behind the man. Now, as he celebrates his 70th birthday this Jan. 17, there has been somewhat of an effort to downplay his importance to the sport and as a pop culture...
Via Fox Sports
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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