Michael Spinks Net Worth. Michael Spinks Net Worth. Michael Spinks (born July 13, 1956) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1988. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed light heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985, and the lineal heavyweight title from 1985 to 1988. As an amateur he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Nicknamed “Jinx”, which spawned the nickname of his straight right hand, “The Spinks Jinx”, Spinks is the brother of former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, and uncle of Cory Spinks, a former welterweight and light middleweight champion.
After a successful amateur career, which culminated in his Olympic gold medal win, Spinks went undefeated in his first 31 professional fights, beating Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, Marvin Johnson and Eddie Davis en route to becoming the undisputed light heavyweight champion. After defending the title against 10 different fighters, Spinks moved up to heavyweight, and as an underdog defeated long-reigning IBF heavyweight champion Larry Holmes (whose own 48–0 record up to that point was one victory short of tying Rocky Marciano‘s 49–0 unblemished record); in doing so, Spinks became the first reigning light heavyweight world champion to win the heavyweight title. In his final fight, Spinks was knocked out by Mike Tyson in 91 seconds, the only defeat of his professional career.
Spinks has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame. The International Boxing Research Organization and BoxRec rank Spinks among the 10 greatest light heavyweights of all time.
What is Michael Spinks’ Net Worth?
Net Worth: $5 Million
Date of Birth: Jul 13, 1956 (67 years old)
Place of Birth: St. Louis
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Profession: Professional Boxer
Nationality: United States of America
Michael Spinks is a retired American boxer who has a net worth of $5 million. Nicknamed the “Jinx”, Michael Spinks is the brother of fellow professional boxing champs Leon Spinks and Cory Spinks. Michael fought in 32 professional matches during his career, ending with just one loss. He had 21 wins by KO.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 13, 1956, Michael Spinks began to gain notice in the early 70s as he won multiple amateur boxing titles. Between 1974 and 1976, he won the Golden Gloves Light Middleweight Championship, won Silver at the National AAU Championships, won the National Golden Gloves Middleweight Championship, and the Gold Medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He turned pro the following year, and went on to a winning streak that almost stretched the length of his professional career.
He fought thirty-two bouts before retiring, and won thirty-one of them. Twenty-one of his wins were via knockout. His final fight in 1988 was his only loss as a professional. In that fight, he was knocked down twice by Mike Tyson in the first round. It was only the second time in his career—the other to Dwight Muhammad Qawi in 1983—that Spinks was floored by an opponent.