Originally Posted by NoNeck
No way. Those guys were done. Prime Dokes was better than Byrd, but that was post Holyfield Dokes.
He hadn't declined that much and was still better than Byrd IMO
The way Ruddock bludgeoned him with his fists was insane ... Dokes chin and durability was still very good borderline great yet he ended up unconscious on the canvas needing oxygen. No one wanted to fight Ruddock after that, neither Bowe or Holyfield.
Its a close fight either way IMO if this is before Tyson ruined Ruddock but I'll take Ruddock to win by decision in a brutal, war of attrition kind of fight.