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Old 06-12-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Michael Spinks style

Awkard yet effective what was it about his style describe it?
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Michael Spinks style

And i had the first Holmes fight 8-7 Spinks he was lucky.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #3
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Really? I know some rounds were close, but i had Spinks winning that one by 5 points, not being argumentative there, just thought i'd put that in!

At 175, his right hand was immense, he could glide around the ring, control the action with movement combined with a jab, and then when a guy wasnt expecting it, bang, one right hand and that was that. At HW, the size difference showed, and he was just pestering Holmes with his hardest shots, but he baffled the helll outta him with that awkwardness, get close, let hands go rapidly, and crowd Holmes' big shots, then be out of the way before Holmes could get set, clever stuff
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: Michael Spinks style

Herky-jerky movement and a stellar right hand made him a monster for the light-heavy division.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:19 AM   #5
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Unconventional but effective, Spinks had all the basic skills, and he just developed a unique style. But his jinx compared well with any weapon used in the history of the 175lbs division.

For the record I had Spinks winning the first Holmes fight 8-7; Holmes, the rematch 9-6.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:54 AM   #6
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Spinks' killer instinct was brilliant against Cooney. I liked Spinks in that fight. His style was very unatural. He had a very weird and unorthodox rhythm.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:01 AM   #7
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A horrible stylist.Just about the polar opposite to smooth and elegant.

undeniably effective though.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:15 AM   #8
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I think the name of his favourite punch the spinks jinx sums him up perfectly.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rebel-INS
I think the name of his favourite punch the spinks jinx sums him up perfectly.
The Irony being his Jinx was his knee not his right hand.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #10
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Most have already described Spinks' style fairly accurately, but I will ad that he got more effective as the fight went on. He was not a particularly fast starter, which may have proven problematic against some of history's deadliest punchers who started off quick. But, for those who were not able to stop him early, they were in for a horribly long night. Michael could nail fighters from angles that were never thought possible. He found openings on guys that most people ordinarily wouldn't. His stamina and punching power were excellent, and his chin was underrated in my opinion.

Here is some youtube footage of him in prime against Mustapha Wassaja. Not one of his most impressive performances, but a decent fight nonetheless. He is a tad slow and flat footed in the begining.

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Old 06-13-2008, 01:15 PM   #11
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Spinks's right hand "Spinks Jinx" got the attention, but his left hand packed power too.

He almost decapitated Wasajja with it and took out Marvin Johnson with a perfect left uppercut.
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