Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks I

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Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks I
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Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 1978
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
HW
Titles at Stake: 
Heavyweight World Championship, WBA/WBC HW
Referee: 
Davey Pearl

Official Judging
Lou Tabat 140 - 145
Harold Buck 141 - 144
Art Lurie 143 - 142

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In a shocking upset, Spinks--who had only a 1976 Olympic light heavyweight gold medal and seven professional fights under his belt--dethroned an out-of-shape Ali over fifteen rounds to become one of the more surprising heavyweight champions.
1978 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year




Fan Cards: Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks I


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
140
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
145


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
140
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
145


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
140
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
145


scorecard by MARTIN EDEN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
141
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
144


scorecard by CHRISBOXER14
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
142
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
144


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
LEON SPINKS


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
140
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
145


scorecard by TALESFROMTHECRYPT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
MUHAMMAD ALI
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
139
LEON SPINKS
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
146


Comments

rorschach's picture

Man Ali should have really retired after Foreman.

Champion97's picture

What a last round!
Spinks deserved that win!, he was never as good as Ali really, he wasn't on that level, but he was prepared for the 15 rounds 100%, wanted the win as much as any fighter ever wants to win, he wanted it more than Ali in this fight.

Ali was well past his best at this point, he was clearly well over the hill, I think in his prime, Spinks would have still made it a good fight, but he wouldn't have come close to beating him. Ali should have retired a couple of years before this fight in my opinion.