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Cory Spinks, born Cory Calvin, is a former professional boxer, born on 20th February 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri USA. During his professional boxing career, Spinks became a three-time, two-weight world champion, and held the undisputed welterweight title from 2003 to 2005 as well as the IBF junior middleweight title twice in the period of 2006 to 2010. Apart from this, he also challenged for the lineal middleweight title.
Have you ever wondered how rich Cory Spinks is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Cory Spinks’ overall net worth is $5 million, accumulated during a 16-year long boxing career, which lasted from 1997-2013.
Cory Spinks Net Worth $5 Million
Cory is the son of former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, and the nephew of former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, Michael Spinks. At the age of 17, Cory experienced a life-threatening incident, when he suffered from gunshot wounds to the torso, but managed a complete recovery, and didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream career and following his father’s footsteps. He became a professional boxer in 1997, having won the National Golden Gloves and National Police Athletic League welterweight titles that year after posting a 78-3 record in the amateur ranks.
Cory won 29 out of 31 of his first contests, and rose to stardom by winning the WBC, WBA, IBF, The Ring and lineal welterweight titles in December 2003. His first welterweight title defense was against former world champion Zab Judah in April 2004, whom he defeated, and then fought against him one more time in February the following year; this turned out to be one of the biggest events in St. Louis, as it sold more than 22 000 tickets and rapper Nelly accompanied Spinks to the ring, while leading the crowd with his singing, however, Spinks was defeated. Nevertheless, Cory’s fifth world title – the IBF Junior Middleweight Championship – came in 2006, when he fought against Roman Karmazin. He then moved up to Middleweight in May 2007, with a challenge against Jermain Taylor, who managed to hold the title of the World Middleweight Champion. A year later, Spinks lost the IBF Junior Middleweight Championship, but reclaimed the title in April 2009 in his hometown. In January 2012, Cory became the no.1 contender for Bundrage’s IBF Junior Middleweight Title.
Spinks’s career highlights include a record of 7-6 in World Title fights and a 7-7 record against former or current world title holders. Cory won in matches against names such as Rafael Pineda, Jorge Vaca, Michele Piccirillo, Zab Judah, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Roman Karmazin and Ricardo Mayorga.
When it comes to his private life, Spinks has married twice, firstly to Kimberly King, and is now married to Christie and has three children. He resides with his family in Florida, where he works as a personal trainer and helps adults and children stay fit.