Brenda Spinks Biography – Brenda Spinks Wiki
Brenda Spinks (Brenda Glur Spinks) is the wife of Leon Spinks, an American professional boxer. Leon Spinks is most famous for becoming the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing champion after defeating Muhammed Ali in 1978. Spinks faced him at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, winning the title by a split decision.
Spinks’ career in boxing began in 1974 at the amateur level, during which he won three consecutive national AAU light heavyweight championships. He then competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, where he won a gold medal, setting himself up for a professional career. Spinks competed professionally as a boxer from 1977 to 1995. Overall, Spinks won 46 of his 72 professional fights.
In August 2017, Spinks was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame along with his brother, Michael Spinks. Spinks also appeared in several film and television projects, including playing a bouncer in the 2010 film “Risen” and being interviewed for the 2009 documentary “Facing Ali.”
Brenda Spinks Age
Brenda Spinks’ age is unclear. Her husband, Leon Spinks, was born on July 11, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. He died aged 67 on February 5, 2021, in Henderson, Nevada.
Leon Spinks Wife Brenda Spinks
Leon Spinks married his long-time companion Brenda Glur Spinks in Las Vegas, on October 9, 2011, in a small ceremony, witnessed by Tony Orlando and close family friend Terrah Trimble.
Leon Spinks Death
Leon Spinks, Jr. died after a five-year battle with cancer, at the age of 67 on February 5, 2021. He had been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital in December, according to a statement from The Firm PR. Spinks died surrounded by his wife, Brenda Glur Spinks, a few other close friends, and family members.
The press release announcing Spinks’ death said: “Leon became a fixture about town, always accompanied by his trademark smile. He loved spending time with friends and family, attending concerts and local shows, dining at local restaurants and signing autographs and memorabilia for fans at Inscriptagraphs and Field of Dreams on the Las Vegas strip.”
Leon Spinks Cause of Death
Leon Spinks died of prostate and other cancers, according to the Firm PR.
Leon Spinks Net Worth
Leon Spinks’ net worth is estimated to be $500, 000.