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Former heavyweight champ Michael Dokes passes

Sad to report that former WBA world heavyweight boxing champion Michael “Dynamite” Dokes has passed away from liver cancer on Friday at the age of 54 in Akron, Ohio. Dokes was 53-6-2 with 34 KOs and last fought in 1997. He won the WBA championship by defeating Michael Weaver in 1982. Arrangements are being handled by the Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Avenue, Akron, Ohio (330-724-1201).

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