People: Oct. 7, 1985

How does it feel? Michael Spinks was asked a few days later. The thrill apparently does not last. "I was champ before," he said accurately enough. "I did my celebrating in the ring." That he did, after stopping and setting some records. Despite 5-to-1 odds against him when he challenged Larry Holmes, 35, Spinks, 29, fought on through 15 grueling, if unstirring, rounds to a unanimous decision and his 28th straight victory, making him the first light-heavyweight champion in history to win the heavyweight title. Spinks' upset ended the seven-year reign of his opponent, who was just one fight away from...

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