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Terry Spinks

born: 28/02/1938, West Ham, London

Fight History
41 (KO's 13)
Divisions fought in

Terry Spinks is an East End legend. He began boxing at the age of 9 and retired at the relatively young age of 24. In that time he had 200 amateur contests, winning schoolboy, ABA championships and boxing for England on five occasions. The pinnacle of his career was in 1956 when he won a gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics. As a professional Terry won the British featherweight championship. Terry is the only boxer ever to win the major British boxing titles at every level.
After retiring from the ring Terry became a successful trainer and in 1972 trained the South Korean boxing team for the 1972 Olympics. In 2002 Terry was awarded a long overdue MBE for services to boxing and charity work.

Terry Wins Gold
Spinks proudly displays the Gold Medal after defeating Dobrescu of Roumania

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© Terry Spinks

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ABA and Olympic flyweight champion 1956; British featherweight champion 1960-61
⊕  Terry Spinks MBE
Spinks brings home the Olympic Gold Medal
⊕  Homecoming

⊕  Spinks' First Professional Contest
2 June 1959 at Empire Pool, Wembley. Spinks v Bobby Neil. Neil KO Spinks in 9th round of a ten round contest
⊕  Spinks v Neil
Terry won two British title contests, he narrowly missed out on winning the belt outright when he lost to Howard Winstone in at the Empire Pool in May 1961.
⊕  Terry Spinks with the Lonsdale Belt

⊕  With Sammy McCarthy

⊕  International Boxing Tournament at Empire Pool Wembley, 27 March 1962

⊕  International Boxing Tournament at Empire Pool Wembley, 27 March 1962
Exterior of Shoreditch Town Hall
⊕  Shoreditch Town Hall