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On this day: Muhammad Ali avenges Leon Spinks defeat, claims third heavyweight championship

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15
Sep

On this day: Muhammad Ali avenges Leon Spinks defeat, claims third heavyweight championship

It was “The Battle of New Orleans.” On September 15, 1978, Muhammad Ali scored a convincing 15-round unanimous decision over Leon...

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09
Jun

Larry Holmes vs. Ken Norton: Trial by Firefight

By Jerry Izenberg This feature originally appeared in our Larry Holmes Special Issue, which is available for purchase at The Ring...

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21
Sep

Larry Holmes-Michael Spinks 1: When The Jinx shot down The Easton Assassin

As heavyweight championship bouts go, the Sept. 21, 1985, first pairing of long-reigning Larry Holmes and moving-up-from-light heavyweight Michael Spinks,...

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20
Feb

Three-decade search for Leon Spinks-Muhammad Ali rematch concludes with miracle find

There are levels to being a boxing fan. In WBA parlance, one could say there are regular, interim, full and...

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08
Feb

Dougie’s Monday Mailbag (remembering Leon Spinks, Calzaghe and B-Hop)

REMEMBERING NEON LEON Hi Doug, I was sad to hear this weekend of the passing of Leon Spinks. He came along during...

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07
Feb

Remembering ‘Neon Leon’

Making a mockery, an often meanspirited lampoon of his gap-toothed look and mangled speech and even his hair, was a...

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07
Feb

From the Archive: Leon Spinks sensationally defeats Muhammad Ali, claims heavyweight title

Editor's note: This fight report originally appeared in the April 1978 issue of The Ring Magazine. By Shirley Norman Las Vegas, NEVADA...

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06
Feb

Leon Spinks (1953-2021)

Leon Spinks enjoyed two moments of adulation and glory in his tumultuous life. In 1976, he won a gold medal...

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06
Feb

Leon Spinks, former heavyweight champion and Olympic gold medalist, dies at age 67

Leon Spinks, the former heavyweight champion known for his sans-front-teeth grin, died Friday at age 67. A press statement cited...

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30
Sep

Bob Arum says the market has spoken, signaling time to move good fights off PPV

On surface, there doesn't seem to be that much of an obvious connection between what happened at Yankee Stadium on...

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