Skip to comments.Michael Dokes, Former Champ, Passes Away at 54
Posted on 08/12/2012 3:42:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
Former world heavyweight champion Michael "Dynamite" Dokes, blessed by natural boxing talent but cursed by a wicked addiction to cocaine, died early Sunday morning at his family home in Akron, Ohio.
The ex-WBA champ, who served almost 10 years in a Nevada prison for a horrendous assault on a woman he lived with, was born on Aug. 10, 1958, and died on August 12 at the age of 54. Dokes was battered in recent months by cancer.
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I remember him in the `80s.. when not doing blow, he was as good as any of them.
Dokes vs Big John Tate. God I’m getting old. RIP Michael Dokes
Sad to hear this. He was a very good fighter in his day. RIP
I remember him bing a fast starter. He could finish you off fast if you weren’t ready. About his personal problems, I only hope he got himself right with Jesus. RIP.
Big John wasn't so big after Teofilo Stevenson nailed him in 76.
Wifebeaters don’t deserve their own threads.
His fight with Holyfield is my favorite fight of all time. Even after losing the fight he recieved a prolonged standing ovation. Sad to lose him.
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