Originally Posted by JohnThomas1
He didn't let the loss get to him at all, what he did was make a very smart retirement at a fine time. He made millions upon millions of dollars and was not into boxing as much as some others have been. The heavyweights were always going to be a short term career for Spinks. He could have easily run into a Douglas, a Tucker or another big strong heavyweight and got derailed again. Spinks retirement is absolute class and it's a pity more don't follow his wisdom. Tyson looked like he was going to be champion for a helluva long time and Spinks was never getting another shot there, and nor would he have probably wanted to. So what's he do, go around fighting non great contenders on the off chance he might rise by some minescule margin in the ATG rankings?
He could have fought heavyweights like Berbick or cruiserweights like carlos de leon. A fight with Michael dokes would have been great to watch as well.
I'm sure the fans would have loved to seen Holyfield vs Spinks or a clash with the rising star, michael moorer.