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Hot boxing prospect Vasyl Lomachenko makes pro debut Saturday

...fight if he wins his first.No fighter in Arum's near half-century of promotion has moved so quickly ? not even Leon Spinks, who had to wait until his eighth pro fight to upset Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title in 1978.After dominating...

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Even in weakened state, Muhammad Ali is still 'The Greatest'

...been talking about it to anyone else who will listen almost every day since.Others, like Leon Spinks, weren't able to talk much at all."Leon Spinks is here and he needs help," Wepner said. "There are a lot of fighters who need help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2012-02-19/even-weakened-state-
Overtime

...fifth round.- Butch Lewis , the colorful boxing promoter who worked with Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Michael and Leon Spinks, has died. He was 65.SoccerBin Hammam given lifetime ban by FIFAFIFA has banned Mohamed bin Hammam from soccer for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-07-24/overtime
Judah wants to savor welterweight title

...star treatment - St. Louis rapper Nelly walked him to the ring, and Spinks' father, former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, accompanied him before the prefight instructions. "I just think Cory got too emotional being at home," Cunningham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/07/oth_442116.shtml
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Hopkins, Mayorga headline major boxing car in AC

...evil intentions between welterweights Ricardo Mayorga and Cory Spinks. The latter is the son of ex-heavyweight champ Leon Spinks. Spinks, the IBF champion, insulted Mayorga in English as "a bum"; the WBA and WBC champion returned the favor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/10/oth_396078.shtml
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Sports digest

...Muhammad Ali, who in 1978 became the first three-time heavyweight champion with a unanimous 15-round decision over Leon Spinks at the Superdome in New Orleans. Sept. 14 1923 Jack Dempsey knocks out Luis Firpo in the second round for his last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/14/oth_352661.shtml
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A look at the 20th Century: 1978

...Masters Tournament championship. The Washington Bullets won their first National Basketball Association title in 1978. Leon Spinks won the world heavyweight boxing championship, only to lose it seven months later in 1979 to Muhammad Ali. With the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/09/met_272272.shtml
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Ali auction: Float like a butterfly, spend like crazy

...The only other set of scorecards believed to exist from Ali's career - the totals from his stunning 1978 loss to Leon Spinks - are estimated at $30,000-$40,000. Folks looking to avoid a big financial blow can bid on everything from...

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Skirt proposal for women a sad reflection on boxing

...amateur boxing, which was once one of the premier events at the Olympics. Boxers like Sugar Ray Leonard and Michael and Leon Spinks were Olympic stars in Montreal in 1976, and the 1984 Olympics sported a list of medalists that included Evander Holyfield...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-11-20/skirt-proposal-women
Spinks blames loss on long layoff

...can't beat me on my night." Michael Spinks' style was more like his nephew's than Cory's hard-slugging father, Leon Spinks. Even so, Michael Spinks had enough pop to rise from light heavyweight and take the heavyweight crown from Larry Holmes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/29/oth_192774.shtml
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