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RIP US Marine Leon Spinks - 2/7/2021 9:50:48 PM   
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Read this, spot the errors and laugh at the errors:

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Leon Spinks, who upset Muhammad Ali in title fight, dies at 67


https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2021/02/07/Leon-Spinks-who-upset-Muhammad-Ali-in-title-fight-dies-at-67/6311612730521/

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Leon Spinks’ victory in Montreal as a 23-year-old U.S. Marine with a gap-toothed smile made for a compelling story for boxing fans to follow, setting up “Neon Leon” for a high-profile start to his pro career.


https://www.sportscasting.com/leon-spinks-is-facing-a-sad-ending-after-a-wasted-career/

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Leon Spinks, who won Olympic gold and then shocked the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali to win the heavyweight title in only his eighth pro fight, has died. He was 67.

Spinks, who lived his later years in Las Vegas, died Friday night, according to a release from a public relations firm. He had been battling prostate and other cancers.


https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/feb/06/former-heavyweight-champion-leon-spinks-dies-at-67/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Spinks

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RE: RIP US Marine Leon Spinks - 2/7/2021 10:33:50 PM   
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Watched that fight. RIP Leon...

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RE: RIP US Marine Leon Spinks - 2/8/2021 7:47:26 PM   
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RIP

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RE: RIP US Marine Leon Spinks - 2/8/2021 11:23:33 PM   
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Well, it has been over 24 hours and no one commented about the errors on the UPI article. The United Press International is such an esteemed place for the news:

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The 24-year-old Spinks, weighing 97 pounds was a heavy underdog against Ali, 36 and 224 pounds. Spinks won on a 15-round split referee decision, including surviving a 15th-round flurry of punches from the defending champion.The 24-year-old Spinks, weighing 97 pounds was a heavy underdog against Ali, 36 and 224 pounds. Spinks won on a 15-round split referee decision, including surviving a 15th-round flurry of punches from the defending champion.


Wow! Outweighed more than two to one and still won!

Plus:

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He moved to Las Vegas in 2011 and married Brenda. He was indicted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017.


I did not know that you get indicted into such a place. I always thought that someone would be inducted into such a place.

https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2021/02/07/Leon-Spinks-who-upset-Muhammad-Ali-in-title-fight-dies-at-67/6311612730521/

Oh well, the state of journalism with the proofreaders/editors . . .

< Message edited by RangerJoe -- 2/8/2021 11:25:13 PM >


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