Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Toney F*** U, Oct 13, 2021.
Prime Dokes vs Ruiz from the 1st AJ fight.
who takes this speed vs speed fight?
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.
I give the edge to Dokes.
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.
Ruiz Jr ud
If dokes shows up with his nose clean he takes a decision
Dokes was faster ,I don't think his power was anything special,and his chin was probably inferior.Slight leaning towards Ruiz.
That's very possible.
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.
Ruiz has the chin advantage, still good matchup tho
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.
A fair point.
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.