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Old 08-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Michael Dokes Is Gone

Cancer got him.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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RIP Michael. One of the more talented heavies of the last 30 years that fell to the partying ways of the 80s.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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RIP Dokes.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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RIP Michael, you brought me much joy and many memorable battles
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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Ken Norton mentioned him in an article just the other day and he did mention Dokes was battling for his life. RIP.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Better fighter than the PR he got. RIP to Dynamite
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:00 PM   #8
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Could have been so much more, imagine him against Holmes, Norton and others. To bad drugs took over, what a talent! Even with his lifestyle mistakes accomplished so much.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #9
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:32 AM   #10
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R.I.P. to a very talented fighter. An underachiever though.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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Booze,drugs and a violent relationship with his "companion" which re-arranged her face.A sad ending to a throw away career.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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Booze,drugs and a violent relationship with his "companion" which re-arranged her face.A sad ending to a throw away career.
Wow really? I couldn't imagine Dokes doing this.. ..This is the same Michael Dokes who represented himself as a gentleman before each of his fights, throwing roses at the female fans in attendance.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #13
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I remember when Michael Dokes first started as a professional.

His 'gimmick' was to throw 'Roses' from the ring, to the women sitting at ringside.

A good guy.

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Old 08-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #14
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Wow really? I couldn't imagine Dokes doing this.. ..This is the same Michael Dokes who represented himself as a gentleman before each of his fights, throwing roses at the female fans in attendance.
"After he was arrested and charged with beating and confining his then-live-in girlfriend for more than six hours in August 1998 -- police at the time said the woman's nose, eye socket and jaw were broken -- Dokes told the court he had no money to pay for his defense. He was given the services of a Clark County deputy public defender who worked out a plea bargain with prosecutors.

Dokes pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and battery with intent to commit ***ual assault. In exchange, he avoided charges that he ***ually assaulted the woman after the beating -- charges that would have carried a mandatory life prison term had he been convicted."
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:19 PM   #15
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Wow really? I couldn't imagine Dokes doing this.. ..This is the same Michael Dokes who represented himself as a gentleman before each of his fights, throwing roses at the female fans in attendance.
you would be surprised by what women can drive good men into. i don't know his personality but some women deserve it.
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