Michael Spinks
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"Michael Spinks" is an United States/American former Boxing/boxer who was an Summer Olympics/Olympic gold medalist and world champion in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Nicknamed Jinx, which spawned the nickname of his right hand: The Spinks Jinx, he is the brother of former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, and uncle of Cory Spinks, a former welterweight and light middleweight champion.

After a successful amateur career, which culminated in him winning a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics/1976 Olympics, Spinks went undefeated in his first 31 professional fights, beating such opponents as Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Marvin Johnson (boxer)/Marvin Johnson and Eddie Davis (boxer)/Eddie Davis en route to becoming undisputed List of light-heavyweight boxing champions/world light-heavyweight champion. Following ten successful title defences, Spinks moved up to heavyweight and as underdog beat the long-reigning International Boxing Federation/IBF heavyweight champion Larry Holmes; in doing so, Spinks became the first reigning light-heavyweight champion to win the heavyweight title. In his final fight, Spinks was Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks/knocked out by Mike Tyson, the only defeat of his professional career.

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