EXCLUSIVE: Leon Spinks III aims to build on impressive debut victory

Leon Spinks III

Leon Spinks III made a crushing start to his light-welterweight pro career by taking just over a minute to dismantle Casey Crane at the Ameristar Casino in Saint Charles, Missouri on Friday night.

The 24-year-old, who becomes the fourth fighter in his family to don the gloves, couldn’t have made a more impressive start and is now looking to keep active as he attempts to move quickly through the 140lb rankings.

“I was nervous before the fight. I had to use the bathroom every two minutes,” Spinks III exclusively told World Boxing News.

“But I was excited, though, because I have been doing this for so long that I could not wait to take the headgear off because I’m a much better fighter now.

“I want to fight every month if possible, to stay fresh and active. It’s a competition now because I want to be the best Spinks of all time.

“You can’t rush God’s work, though, and to be great, you have to be patient and consistent. This is what I plan to do.

“Remember, this generation brings conflict and lowers confidence!” he added.

Missouri-native Spinks follows his great uncle Michael, grandfather Leon, and brother Cory into the fight game and has a lot to live up to as all three of his relatives have lifted a world title in their careers.

Cory is still a contender today at 34 and is the current IBF number one contender to Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage’s light-middleweight crown and should gain a shot at regaining the title in the coming months.

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