Michael Dokes vs. Lionel Washington

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1989-11-13 : Michael Dokes 253 lbs beat Lionel Washington 233 lbs by TKO at 0:49 in round 8 of 12

  • WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title (Vacant title)

From the Los Angeles Times - November 19, 1989:

"L.A. spies report Marty Cohen, the 92-year-old manager of Michael Dokes, was furious with an overweight Dokes' lethargic performance against Lionel Washington Monday night. Dokes, who weighed 253½, stopped Washington in the eighth, but was cut badly in two places and dropped in the seventh. According to earwitnesses, Cohen, whom Dokes calls "Popsy," told Dokes, "I won't let you fight again if you ever get this out of shape." Luckily for Dokes, his poor effort was seen only on L.A.'s Prime Ticket cable network. Otherwise he may have lost all hope for a shot at Tyson."