April 20, 1986 Michael Spinks Retains Title With Split Decision Against Larry Holmes

April 20, 2020 Larry Holmes was an 8-5 favorite to beat heavyweight champion Michael Spinks. Spinks retained his International Boxing Federation heavyweight title winning a 15-round split decision from Holmes on April 20, 1986. The 29-year-old Spinks fought a savvy fight, letting Holmes use up his energy in the early rounds and then won the […]