SPINKS, LEON SIGNED GLOVE
Regular price $85.00
HISTORY: Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri) is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. He had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 3 draws as a professional, with 14 knockout wins, and he won the undisputed world championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978. Prior to becoming a professional, Spinks won the gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games at light-heavyweight. He also served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. When Spinks defeated 36-year-old Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship, it was one of the bigger upsets in boxing history. However, he was stripped of the WBC title for fighting Ali in an unapproved rematch, which he lost by a 15-round unanimous decision. Besides being heavyweight champion and a gap-toothed grin (due to losing two and later all four of his front teeth), Spinks became famous for the disaster his career took following his loss to Ali. Spinks won a bronze medal at the inaugural 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana, Cuba. Two years later, he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, along with his brother Michael Spinks, who won the gold medal as a middleweight. His Olympic teammates included Sugar Ray Leonard, Leo Randolph and Howard Davis Jr. Offered here is an original signed boxing glove of Leon Spinks.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, right hand, red leather boxing glove with an Everlast label at the wrist. Boldly signed across the backhand by Leon Spinks in black sharpie. No noticeable flaws. No tears or marks. Clean. 12 1/2" long.
Size: 12 1/2 inch long
Condition: near mint