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Riddick Bowe vs Michael Dokes

Riddick Bowe vs Michael Dokes

Date: 6th February 1993

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

Title: WBA & IBF World Heavyweight Titles

Promoted by: Madison Square Garden Corp


Riddick Bowe
( 32 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 243 lbs

Michael Dokes
( 50 - 3 - 2 )
Weight: 244 lbs

A crowd of 16,332 packed into Madison Square Garden, New York to see WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe make the first defence of the titles he won from Evander Holyfield three months earlier, against Akron, Ohio's Michael Dokes (50-3-2).

Bowe was a 20-1 favourite and made short work of the 35-year-old former WBA titleholder, battering him to defeat in the first round.

Referee Joe Santarpia waived the fight off at 2:19 of the 1st round.

Riddick Bowe vs Michael Dokes

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