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Riches to rags

Years after gaining world fame and fortune, it's been a hard fall from glory for Leon Spinks

Former heavyweight champ Leon Spinks still has his famous gap-toothed grin, the one he first displayed after upsetting Muhammad Ali in 1978, though he now toils as a weekend custodian at the YMCA in Columbus, Neb. (Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)   Riddle of the Spinks
Former heavyweight champ Leon Spinks still has his famous gap-toothed grin, the one he first displayed after upsetting Muhammad Ali in 1978, though he now toils as a weekend custodian at the YMCA in Columbus, Neb. (Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

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By Stan Grossfeld
Globe Staff / December 21, 2005

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At the Columbus Family YMCA on a recent Saturday morning, the Champ punches only a time clock. (Full article: 3058 words)

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