Recently the sport of boxing lost one its legends in the form of Leon Spinks.

The former heavyweight champion passed on from this Earth following a battle with cancer.

Aged 67.

Leon was part of a famed United States Olympic team that saw him capture Olympic Gold for his country.

He was also the brother of Michael Spinks.

A well regarded champion in his own right.

A world champion at light-heavyweight and heavyweight no less.

Like his brother Leon, also an Olympic Gold winner.

A tremendously successful family in the sport when you weigh up their ton of achievements.

Michael tweeted the following which has gotten a great response so far:

Good stuff.

Rest in peace Leon Spinks.

For those unfamiliar with his career check out the following, worth a watch:

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