No fight in May for Leon Spinks

April 30, 1991

After meeting with former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks and his manager, Dan Daly, yesterday in Chicago, promoter Tommy Torino said all parties agreed that next month was too soon for Spinks to have a sanctioned professional fight.

A bout between Spinks, 37, and orthopedic surgeon Harold "Hackie" Reitman of Plantation, Fla., had been considered for a card May 23 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Torino said Spinks, who weighs 218, wants to get down to 190.

* Tommy Paul, a former world featherweight champion nicknamed "Tiny Tiger," died Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 82.

He won the world featherweight championship May 26, 1932, outpointing Johnny Pena in 15 rounds. He lost the title seven months later and retired from the ring in 1935 with a record of 77-24-9.

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