Michael Dokes vs Andy Ruiz

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  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Prime Dokes vs Ruiz from the 1st AJ fight.

    who takes this speed vs speed fight?
     
  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Honestly I think Dokes is faster and has better combination punching. At his best Dokes was a blistering puncher.

    Ruiz is harder hitting and tougher. Dokes was notorious for an iffy chin against big punchers.

    I think Dokes may win the fight until the point where he suddenly doesn't.
     
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  3. ironchamp

    ironchamp Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I give the edge to Dokes.
     
  4. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dokes wins by wide UD. Ruiz has only one advantage over most top heavyweights: speed. And, he is not as fast (or skilled) as Dokes.
     
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  7. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If dokes shows up with his nose clean he takes a decision
     
  8. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dokes was faster ,I don't think his power was anything special,and his chin was probably inferior.Slight leaning towards Ruiz.
     
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  9. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's very possible.
     
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  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fair post. I like Dokes myself and I think a good version of him might beat Ruiz. Average versions of either and Ruiz probably wins.
     
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  11. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    Ruiz has the chin advantage, still good matchup tho
     
  12. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Dokes had no chin drama's at all in his prime, his chin was considered excellent. He soaked up plenty of Mike Weaver bombs and Weaver could certainly punch.
     
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  13. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    A fair point.
     
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  14. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    By the time he came back from drug addiction and the likes he looked 40yo from the waist down. He did perform quite impressively against Holyfield before succumbing and guys like Bowe and Ruddock were always going to be too much at that life stage.
     
  15. Man_Machine

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