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Michael Spinks

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The Resume

    (July 13, 1956- )
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Won an Olympic gold medal as a middleweight (1976)
    Light heavyweight champion (1981-85)
    IBF heavyweight champion (1985-87)
    Lost a title fight with Mike Tyson (1988)
    Pro record: 31 wins (21 by knockout), 1 loss
    Brother of Leon Spinks

Why he might be annoying:

    He was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to fight the challenger, instead accepting a more lucrative offer from Gerry Cooney.
    His loss to Tyson took four seconds less than the singing of the National Anthem before the bout.
    He plead guilty to 'offensive touching' following an argument with his girlfriend (2002).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He and Leon were the first brothers to win boxing gold medals at the same Olympics and the first brothers to both be heavyweight champs.
    He was the first light heavyweight to win the world heavyweight title.
    To move up to the heavyweight division, he gained 20 pounds while reducing his body fat from 9% to 7%.
    His wife died in a car crash, leaving him a single father (1981).
    Unlike his brother (or most other boxers for that matter) he kept close watch on his finances and has remained wealthy during his retirement.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 92.31% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 67.24% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 34 Votes: 64.71% Annoying