Cory Spinks to retire, will stay involved in boxing

Phil Jay 07/02/2013

Former two-weight world champion Cory Spinks is set to step away from the ring after suffering an eighth career loss in 47 bouts earlier this month to Carlos Molina in Chicago.

Spinks’ Scott Hirsch confirmed the news to WBN as the 34 year-old now contemplates his next move in the sport after claiming five world titles in runs at welterweight and light-middleweight.

‘Next Generation’ became a pound for pound star in 2003 when defeating a peak Ricardo Mayorga at the Boardwalk Hall to unify three title belts at 147lbs and went on to reign for over a year until losing to Zab Judah in a rematch.

The St. Louis fighter, who is the son of world beater Leon Spinks and nephew of Michael, then moved up successfully to become IBF title holder at 154lbs and narrowly missed out on unifying the middleweight decision when losing a close split decision to Jermain Taylor in 2007.

Since that night, Spinks had lost four from seven contests and now feels the time is right to hang up his gloves and put something back into the sport that made him yet another fortified world champion from the amazing Spinks clan.