FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jinx
JINX: Boxing fans might remember Michael Spinks best for lasting only 91 seconds against Mike Tyson in 1988, Spinks’ last fight. They might forget that he was perhaps the best light heavyweight of his era – successfully defending his 175-pound title 10 times — and a solid heavyweight who twice beat Larry Holmes and stopped Gerry Cooney. In this photo, Spinks is in the process of outpointing Dwight Muhammad Qawi to unify two light heavyweight belts in 1983. Spinks won the middleweight gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. (For a bigger image, click the photo.)
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