Let’s Talk About America For A Second: This Week in U.S. History

There are a bevy of defining moments in American history this week. Boxing, baseball, treason and a joint venture into space with an enemy. From politics to sports to founding fathers, this week is chalk full of good wholesome American History. Sep 15, 1978: Ali defeats Spinks to win world heavyweight championship On this day in 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss


Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks has surely received his share of negative press over the years. Many consider him just a footnote in heavyweight history. The man Muhammad Ali “loaned” his title to. Leon was much more then that. Much more. One should first look at his decorated amateur career. Before entering the professional ranks Leon racked up a stellar 178-7...
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September 11, 2013  |  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...
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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...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – King Mike

25 YEARS AGO TODAY |8/1/87| Mike Tyson defeated Tony Tucker and became the first heavyweight to own all three major belts – WBA, WBC, and IBF – at the same time.   Let’s go back in time, just for a  moment. Whether you have some sort of time machine in your head, or you need the help of Marty and Doc, find a way to get back to August 1, 1987. If it helps, listen to ...
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August 01, 2012  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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