Riddle of the Spinks
The Boston Globe
Spinks says he has neither the gold medal or the championship belt. Both were stolen from his mother's home in St. Louis. Both Leon and brother Michael won olympic gold medals in Montreal. When Michael Spinks beat Larry Holmes in 1985, the Spinks boys became the first brothers to become world heavyweight champs. But Michael Spinks kept his money and bought a $5 million estate in Delaware. Leon lost his.
Spinks says he has neither the gold medal or the championship belt. Both were stolen from his mother's home in St. Louis. Both Leon and brother Michael won olympic gold medals in Montreal. When Michael Spinks beat Larry Holmes in 1985, the Spinks boys became the first brothers to become world heavyweight champs. But Michael Spinks kept his money and bought a $5 million estate in Delaware. Leon lost his.
(Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)