Earlier today, Christy Spinks, wife of former welterweight and jr. middleweight champion Cory Spinks, contacted FightHype.com to inform us that her husband has fought the last fight of his career. This past Friday, Spinks dropped a 12-round unanimous decision to top jr. middleweight contender Carlos Molina, bringing his record to 39-8 with 11 KOs after going 3-5 over his past 8 fights. Concerned for her husband's health, Christy believes the time is right for Cory to hang up the gloves given the level of competition the former undisputed welterweight champion is now struggling with.
Below is Christy's message to the boxing community regarding husband:
Friday, Feb 1,2013 was Spinks's last fight, NO MORE. As a wife I knew some fights ago that my husband wasn't himself. Anytime you let K9 Bundrage beat you twice, something is DEFINITELY wrong, because K9 Bundrage has absolutely NO talent. My husband has given all that he could to his boxing career. As a wife, I will not allow him to put himself through this again. Im stepping up because we have a beautiful 4 year old daughter that adores him and while he still has his health to play with my baby, I have to keep it that way. The Spinks family has nothing to prove anymore; everybody knows our name and our history. We will forever have boxing in our hearts. Cory will have to leave that to the younger guys and I'm so happy that he realizes this now. We thank everyone that gave us support and showed us love. God has a different plan and I know it's something good because he has never failed my family. I am happy that my husband is retiring because. NOTHING is worth your speech, brain and body malfunctioning. Life does go on. Love all you guys and Take care.