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Leon Spinks died
« on: February 06, 2021, 10:02:12 PM »
Loved watching that Oly team and very enjoyable him silencing Ali.
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 11:23:16 AM »
wow
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 11:08:56 AM »
Yeah, I really loved to watch Leon.  His over the head downward punch was pretty rockin'. 

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 03:25:58 PM »
Yeah, I really loved to watch Leon.  His over the head downward punch was pretty rockin'. 

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But it wasn't quite as nasty as the overhand Max Baer would throw., if you ever saw Cinderella Man.  I still find it hard to believe Jethro Bodine was his son.

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2021, 05:23:45 PM »
Jethro was a big dude. 
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2021, 05:26:44 PM »
Yes he was.  Sometimes didn't know his own strength.  A human jack.

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2021, 05:46:12 PM »
But Ellie May still whipped his butt.   :)

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2021, 06:35:24 PM »
He was pretty scared of Granny too. 

Back to Leon, he was entertaining to watch.  I loved him in the Oly's.

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2021, 07:23:13 PM »
When he "beat" Ali , Ali could barely move.  Parasites like Dundee kept booking fights when he was a 1/2 vegetable.
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2021, 10:41:18 AM »
When he "beat" Ali , Ali could barely move.  Parasites like Dundee kept booking fights when he was a 1/2 vegetable.
He wasnt so much a vegetable when he beat him in the rematch.
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 12:07:41 PM »
I always thought that was a bit suspect.  Did Ali just want to be the only guy that won the title 3 times?  Sports was just starting to pay big money and perhaps Ali wanted a few more paydays for his family.  Anyway, Leon was a great fighter.

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 07:47:25 PM »
You guys obviously didn't see either fight.  They were both awful, clinches, soft powder puff glancing blows.  Slow, slower, slowest.  Sorry but Ali was a shell of his former self in both "flights".
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2021, 11:34:49 AM »
Well, I have to admit, it has been a long time since I saw Leon Spinks fight.  Same for his fights with Ali.

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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2021, 05:54:35 PM »
Trust me they were both awful.
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Re: Leon Spinks died
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 09:17:13 AM »
Trust me they were both awful.
No need to trust you.  They are both on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzu7mwyFu2E
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