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Heaveyweight Boxer Michael Dokes dies.
August 19, 2012
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I watched Dokes in many fights, but never herd the news of his prison for the crimes mentioned below. Once they are out of the lime light, you do not hear much about them.

Former world heavyweight champion Dokes dies
Reuters – Tue, Aug 14, 2012(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Michael Dokes, 54, has died after losing a battle with liver cancer, the World Boxing Association said on its website (www.wbanews.com).

The American won the WBA version of the title in 1982 when he defeated Mike Weaver and then lost it to South Africa's Gerrie Coetzee a year later.

He went on to fight Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe but never held a world title again.

Dokes retired in 1997 with a professional record of 53 wins, six defeats and two draws.

He spent eight years in prison from 2000-08 after pleading guilty to attempted murder, second-degree kidnapping and intent to commit sexual assault against his girlfriend.

(Writing by Tom Bartlett; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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