Fighters who took to retirement well...

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  1. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    I always felt like Michael Spinks knew what he was doing. He had the view of Leon's career and the quick decline. I think brother was a great teacher and motivator of what not to do. That can be just as powerful because he had a front row seat to that circus.
     
  2. robert ungurean

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    I think hes ok but when Butch Lewis died who Spinks trusted like a brother actually ripped him off for millions and millions of dollars unfortunately
     
  3. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Seems to be doing real good in that dept. Nice tight family too.
     
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  4. JohnThomas1

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    You make a great point there, absolutely. Also he was probably too busy looking after Leon to go astray himself LOL
     
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  5. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I do remember that and the court case. I never did see how that case finished but know Michael is still doing well. Be interesting to see what transpired.
     
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  6. Berlenbach

    Berlenbach Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He was in the process of suing Lewis' estate to recover his money. It seems Lewis controlled Spinks' millions and was just giving Spinks a monthly allowance, which stopped as soon as Lewis died. I haven't been able to find any information on how the case was settled.
     
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  7. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Yes me too. I saw him a few times when I trained at Fraziers but never spoke to him there. When they unveiled the Frazier statue here in Phila I got a chance to speak to him for a moment and get our pic taken. Very humble and soft spoken. A really nice man.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah i reached the same point as you did. I couldn't find the outcome.
     
  9. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    From what I recall it was another one of those cases where the boxer had his manager manage everything. Lewis held his money, so to speak; paying Michael's expenses, month-to-month.

    When Lewis died, whatever arrangement he and Michael had ceased to be carried forward - and that's where it all got a bit sticky. A deal was eventually struck with the Lewis estate and it's beneficiaries. However, the nature of the deal was not made public, to the best of my knowledge.
     
  10. JohnThomas1

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    He's great from all accounts. He reads extremely well in his interviews.
     
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  11. Vince Voltage

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    Michael Spinks

    Don't agree on Leonard, who made bad comebacks a got in to drugs.

    Hagler's was a bitter retirement a d he also got in to substances.
     
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  12. Dubblechin

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    Sean O'Grady excelled after his boxing career.
     
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  13. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Ray liked retirement so much he did it three or four times.
     
  14. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I’ve never heard of Hagler using drugs
     
  15. alangjk

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    Can just imagine playing Winky Wright at golf. I'm on the edge of the green going for birdie and he is in the rough. Of course, he ends up finding his way to 2ft from the hole while I botch 2 putts. Similar pattern for the next 17 holes. Winky does buy me dinner at least.