Good for you,best of luck.Posted June 25, 2014 4:12 am
Glad for Spinks. I hated seeing him fight with his snorebore run and hold style but I wish all boxers a good career after boxing.Posted June 24, 2014 5:16 pm
One of Boxings most boring under achievers.. thank god he’s finally called it a day in boxing.. Without the spinks name he wouldn’t have even gotten undercard fights…Posted June 24, 2014 11:03 am
Great read and happy to see former fighters both adjusted and giving back to the sport.Posted June 23, 2014 1:36 pm
Jake Lead Rights
Corey didnt have the heavy hand that his dad had but he did have heart, speed and quick hands. He out boxed many fighters and won his fights by being smart. He used his talents and excercised them well. It’s a shame poster have to be negative….It’s great to hear when a professional man as Corey is using his talents to mold young boys to teach them the disciplines of being a boxer. That discipline carrries with you all your life and makes it applicable to everything you do as a man.Posted June 23, 2014 10:13 am
Agree completely with nzrdb6’s comments.
Give Cory credit for doing something worthwhile with these kids. I wonder if those who throw verbal darts at boxers have ever been in a boxing ring? Have any been in a ring TWICE?
It is very easy to pick on people while hiding nameless and faceless behind a computer screen.Posted June 23, 2014 8:02 am
how can you train boxers when you’re dumb as a lump of dirt?
spinks being a boxing trainer is like lisa giampa being a boxing judge.Posted June 23, 2014 5:25 am
It’s a shame we never got the legendary Spinks versus Devon Alexander St. Louis fight. What classic that would have beenPosted June 22, 2014 9:34 pm
a real credit to the sport. Corey won fights on ring smarts that trumped dudes that were bigger, more powerful, more talented and faster. takes balls to enter gun fights with a butterknife, it’s amazing when someone like spinks won with one vs the world best gunslingers. He can be a great trainer becaise he defines intelligent fighter.Posted June 22, 2014 7:38 pm
Yep, Corey Spinks did overachieve.
He then stepped up to Super Welterweight and beat Karmazin to win the IBF title and then losing a SD at Middleweight to Jermain Taylor who was then still unbeaten.
He still had it in him to regain the IBF 154 pound crown again.
Son of Neon Leon and nephew of Michael Spinks, he’s one of only a few second generation fighters to actually achieve at this sport.
I personally liked Corey. He wasn’t flash, wasn’t a bragger or boaster. Just did his job and didn’t duck anyone. He gave Jermain a really stiff argument and can look back on his career and know he didn’t cheat anyone and didn’t cheat himself.
I wish him a happy retirement and good on him giving something back to the sport!Posted June 22, 2014 12:50 pm
illustrious career?Posted June 22, 2014 12:35 pm
GOOD for him. Emmanuel Steward, Freddie Roach, and Floyd Sr. are all people that you don’t have to be a GREAT Fighter to be a GREAT trainer.Posted June 22, 2014 12:19 pm
Ah come on like give a guy a break. Sounds like he’s doing some valuable workPosted June 22, 2014 11:47 am
Corey Spinks should also tell the kids the pitfalls of wasting your talent, arrogance and drug use…..Great skills, not the best example for kids though. Ike out….Posted June 22, 2014 11:02 am