Riddle of the Spinks
The Boston Globe
When he became the champion, Spinks—sporting his trademark toothless grin—was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The smile looks the same today. ''No, I ain't no vampire,' he said with a laugh, noting that he first lost his teeth in 1972, when he was head-butted while sparring in the Marines.
When he became the champion, Spinks—sporting his trademark toothless grin—was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The smile looks the same today. ''No, I ain't no vampire," he said with a laugh, noting that he first lost his teeth in 1972, when he was head-butted while sparring in the Marines.
(Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)