By IEUAN IVETT FOR DAILYMAILONLINE

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks has passed away aged 67.

The American, who beat the legend Muhammad Ali, had been battling prostate cancer for the last five years. 

Spinks’s management, The Firm PR & Marketing, said in a statement Spinks died on Friday evening with his wife Brenda Glur Spinks by his side, and with ‘only a few close friends and other family’ allowed to be present due to Covid restrictions.

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