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Leon Spinks, a former world champion who defeated Muhammad Ali, has died at 67. | SPORTS

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The remembered former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks died at the age of 67, as reported by the American specialized media. The missing boxer made history in 1978, defeating the legend Muhammad Ali, to become world champion.

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The news of the death of Spinks was confirmed by his widow, Brenda Spinks through a statement: Leon fought his battle against numerous diseases with stamina, never losing his trademark smile. Showing Spinks true determination, he never threw in the towel. Leon will be remembered as a loving husband, father and brother.

The health of the former heavyweight monarch it had cracked in recent years, due to multiple cancers. His public appearances were increasingly rare.

Different people related to boxing shared goodbye messages for Leon Spinks (Twitter)

Leon Spinks He gained world fame when he defeated Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas in 1978 by decision of the judges, in addition, he was part of the considered best Olympic boxing team in the history of the United States, along with his brother Michael and great figure Leonard Ray Sugar. , in Montreal 1976.

PERUVIAN OSCAR RIVANDEYRA FACED HIS BROTHER, MICHAEL SPINKS

Peruvian boxing fans remember Leon Spinks Because the local credit Óscar Rivadeneyra played the light heavyweight world championship against his brother, Michael Spinks in Vancouver, on November 25, 1983.

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