Michael Dokes boxer

Michael Dokes boxer
bouts
61
won
53
lost
6
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1976-10-15
Height
6′ 3″/191cm
Reach
78″/198cm
Age
54
Born
1958-08-10
Death
2012-08-12
Nationality
USA

Dokes won a silver medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. He lost a 5-0 decision to Teófilo Stevenson in the finals. He also lost a close decision to John Tate in the Olympic trials in 1976, after which he turned professional.Dokes turned professional in 1976. He received national exposure in a televised exhibition with Muhammad Ali in 1977, which saw Ali clown and mug while slipping Dokes' punches, but also revealed glimpses of Dokes' potential. He came to real prominence in 1979 by defeating veteran contender Jimmy Young. His career faltered slightly after fighting to a draw with Ossie Ocasio, but Dokes returned to knock out Ocasio in one round soon thereafter. By early 1982, after a first-round knockout of Lynn Ball to win the NABF title, Dokes was in line for a title shot. He was ranked #2 by the WBC and #3 by the WBA. Dokes became WBA heavyweight champion in 1982 by knocking out Mike Weaver in the first round in a match held weeks after the Mancini-Kim fight that ended in Kim's death. Because of Nevada State Athletic Commission instructions to referee Joey Curtis regarding the stoppage of the fight in light of the incident, some felt it was premature. In the rematch, Dokes retained his title on a majority draw.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1997-10-11 Paul Phillips LLWWWW Peel's Palace, Erlanger LOST
Technical knockout
1997-04-05 Louis Monaco LWLLLW Aztlan Theatre, Denver LOST
Points
1996-12-10 Doug Davis LLLLLW Club Rio, Tempe WIN
Unanimous decision
1996-07-27 Dave Fiddler LLLLLL Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester WIN
KO
1995-11-18 Dave Slaughter LLWLLL Aurora WIN
KO
1993-02-06 Riddick Bowe WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1992-10-27 Barry Forbes WLLDWL Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-10-06 Jose Ribalta WWLLLL Mahi Shrine Temple, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-07-28 Jesse Ferguson WLWLLW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1992-04-16 Danny Sutton LWWLWW Paramount Theatre, New York WIN
KO
1992-03-21 Percell Davis LLWLLL Cleveland State Convocation Center, Cleveland WIN
Corner retirement
1992-02-14 Danny Wofford DLLLLW Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1992-01-21 Danny Stonewalker WWLWLW Union Plaza Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1991-12-27 Tyrone Armstrong WLLWLW Union Plaza Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1991-11-29 John Morton LLLLLL Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1990-04-04 Donovan Ruddock WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Technical knockout
1990-02-05 Jorge Alfredo Dascola WLWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
1989-11-13 Lionel Washington WWWLWL Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
1989-08-24 Wesley Watson LWWWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1989-07-13 Bobby Crabtree WLWWLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
KO
1989-03-11 Evander Holyfield WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas LOST
Technical knockout
1988-12-09 Rocky Sekorski LWWLWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
1988-10-27 Curtis Isaac WWWLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1988-07-28 Manoel de Almeida LWLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Corner retirement
1988-06-27 Andrew Stokes WLLWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1988-04-28 James Pritchard WWLWWW Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1988-02-24 Eddie Richardson WLLLWL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1988-01-22 Ken Lakusta WLWLLL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
1987-12-17 Kevin P Porter WLLLLL Felt Forum, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1985-03-15 Randall Cobb LWWWWL Riviera Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
1985-02-16 Young Louis WLLLLL Midtown Neighborhood Center, Kingston WIN
Technical knockout
1984-08-31 Mike Jameson WLLLLW Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1983-09-23 Gerrie Coetzee LWWWWD Richfield Coliseum, Richfield LOST
KO
1983-05-20 Mike Weaver WWWWWL Dunes Hotel & Casino, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas DRAW
Points
1982-12-10 Mike Weaver LWWWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1982-03-20 Tommy Franco Thomas WWWWWL Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
KO
1982-01-30 Lynn Ball LWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1981-11-06 George Chaplin WWLDLL Civic Arena, Pittsburgh WIN
Unanimous decision
1981-08-09 Harry Terrell LWWWLL Public Hall, Cleveland WIN
KO
1981-06-12 John L Gardner WWLWWW Joe Louis Arena, Detroit WIN
KO
1981-03-22 Randall Cobb WWWWWL Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Majority decision
1980-10-02 Tom Fischer WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1980-06-28 Ossie Ocasio WWWLWD San Juan WIN
Technical knockout
1980-04-19 Ossie Ocasio WWWWLW San Juan DRAW
Split-decision
1980-02-10 Lucien Rodriguez WLWWWW Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1980-01-13 Earl Tripp LWLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1979-09-28 Jimmy Young WWLLLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1979-07-20 Willie McIntyre WLWWLL Auditorium, West Palm Beach WIN
KO
1979-05-12 Greg Sorrentino WLLWWW Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1979-03-23 Wendell Bailey WWWWWW Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Split-decision
1978-12-08 Ira Martin WWLWLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1978-10-27 Eugene Green WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
1978-09-26 Terry Mims WWWWWL Convention Center, Miami Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1978-04-29 Dan Johnson LLLLLL Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
1978-03-25 Abdul Khan DLLWL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1978-03-03 George Holden LLLLLL Rif-stadion, Willemstad WIN
KO
1977-04-10 Ed Turner WWWWLL Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach WIN
Points
1977-03-06 Charlie Jordan LLLLLL Marion County Institution, Marion WIN
Technical knockout
1977-01-29 Dave Wilson WWW Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach WIN
Points
1977-01-16 Sergio Rodriguez LLLWLL Aboard USS Lexington, Pensacola WIN
Technical knockout
1976-10-15 Al Byrd LDLWLL Hollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines WIN
Corner retirement