Leon Spinks

35Leon Spinks Quotes

American Athlete born on July 11, 1953,

Leon Spinks is an American former boxer, who had an overall record of 26 wins, 17 losses and three draws as a professional, with 14 of those wins by knockout. In only his eighth professional bout, Spinks won the undisputed world heavyweight championship when he beat Muhammad Ali on February 15, 1978, in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. However, he was stripped of the WBC title for fighting Ali in an unapproved rematch seven months later, which he lost by a 15-round unanimous decision. Besides being heavyweight champion and his characteristic gap-toothed grin, Spinks gained notoriety for the disaster which befell his career following the loss to Ali... (source)

Opportunity knocks only once. You never know if you'll get another opportunity. view quote

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool. view quote

I'm happy 'bout life. Still trying. I ain't giving up on life. view quote

I'm gonna keep going. view quote

Kids always need a role model. I let them know you can do it, too, if you really want to. view quote

I didn't push Cory. I wanted him to decide if he wanted to go into boxing and he did. Can't blame it on me. view quote

I never did think I had brain damage. view quote

I still am champion in my own right. view quote

You can't do nothing but try if you still got it in your heart. view quote

God gave me the strength to see, and breathe, and talk. view quote

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