Michael Dokes vs. Tom Franco Thomas

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1982-03-20 : Michael Dokes 212 lbs beat Tommy Franco Thomas by KO at 1:33 in round 5 of 12

  • Location: Playboy Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
  • Referee: Zach Clayton
  • NABF Heavyweight Title (1st defense by Dokes)


  • Dokes was ranked 2nd by the WBC and 3rd by the WBA.
  • Both fighters took the fight on short notice.
  • Dokes dropped Thomas twice in the fifth round.

Preceded by:
Dokes vs. Ball
NABF Heavyweight Title Fight
# 19
Succeeded by:
Witherspoon vs. Tillis