From Press Release
St. Louis natives Harry Weber and Michael & Leon Spinks will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame this month.
“We’re excited to add the Spinks brothers and Harry Weber to the St. Louis Walk of Fame,” said Founder Joe Edwards. “They are known around the world for their accomplishments and they have made St. Louis proud.”
Artist Harry Weber’s induction ceremony is free and open to the public
The renowned sculptor of sports icons and historical figures will be accepting his award in person.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: In front of Peacock Diner at 6261 Delmar in The Loop.
ABOUT HARRY WEBER
St. Louisan Harry Weber’s larger-than-life bronze sculptures of famous sports and historical figures grace stadiums and public spaces across the US, China, and Africa. His expressive sculptures give the sense that the figures are actually in motion with a fluidity that captures the emotional vitality of the moment. He vividly brought to life everyone he depicted whether it was the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame baseball players in action, Boston Bruins hockey icon Bobby Orr exuberantly flying across the ice after a Cup-winning goal, Chuck Berry rocking and rolling with his guitar as if right on stage, or the striking portrait of Dred & Harriet Scott outside the courthouse where they began their fight for freedom from slavery.
World Heavyweight Boxing Champions Michael & Leon Spinks’ induction ceremony
is free and open to the public. World champion boxer Michael Spinks himself will be accepting the honor.
WHEN: Monday June 26, 2023, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 6217 Delmar in The Delmar Loop
ABOUT MICHAEL & LEON SPINKS
St. Louis-born boxers Michael and Leon Spinks made history in 1976 as the first brothers to win Olympic gold medals in the same year. They later became the first brothers to win the World Heavyweight Championship as pros. In 1981 Michael won the WBA light heavyweight title and in 1983 began his reign as the undisputed world light heavyweight champion. He moved up to the heavyweight class in 1985 and won the world heavyweight championship. Powered by his “Spinks Jinx” dynamite right hand, he won 31 of 32 fights, 21 by knockout. Leon Spinks, in just his 8th pro fight, became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in 1978. His defeat of Muhammad Ali for the crown was one of the most monumental upsets in boxing history.